At London’s Masterpiece Art Fair, Elegance Rules Supreme

Paul Storr, A Set of Eight Large Antique Silver Gilt Candlesticks, silver, 1810. (Photo, courtesy S.J. Shrubsole.)
Imperial porcelain, a Georgian chandelier, a fallen angel, and 30-million-year-old rock art are among the treasures. 

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A couple of weeks ago, I confided to you my hope never to cover another virtual art fair. With the COVID mass hysteria abating, I crave communal events like theater, opera, and especially art fairs. There, connoisseur dealers, art lovers, and great art mix a liberating cocktail of aesthetics rather than booze. I’ve never covered the Masterpiece art fair, though. It’s London-based and a peer in quality to the great TEFAF fair in Maastricht, which I’ve written about many times. It’s running online until June 29th, so one more . . .

A fair’s not just a fair. They’re all different, in

(Photo, courtesy Ronald Phillips, Ltd.)

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