Highlights from Masterpiece London 2014

22 July 2014exhibits

Masterpiece London 2014 was a unique experience for a first-time visitor like me. Happened weeks ago but still very vivid as it featured all kinds of flashy and interesting artefacts and everything you can imagine – from fine arts, applied arts, decorative arts, jewels, watches even high-end vehicles! In some way, it was like walking through history but with a bit more of a upscale shopping mall experience. From Greek pottery, Roman mosaics, Renaissance paintings, collector items such as Da Vinci’s signed books up to modern-day jewellery pieces, it’s all breathtaking and all pretty, except that Masterpiece is really for those who have money to spare to add to their collection.

Despite this great shortcoming from my end, that didn’t really stop me from hunting down some art pieces that I haven’t seen before. Here they are: (sorry I didn’t take pictures of the vehicles!)

Andy Warhol_Dollar
Andy Warhol. Dollar Sign. Leila Gallery

Auguste Rodin_Bust
Auguste Rodin. Jean Paul Laurents. Univers du Bronze

Cerrini_A Vanitas
Gian Domenico Cerrini (1609-1681). A Vanitas: Time Revealing Truth. John Mitchell Fine Paints

Picasso_La Suite Vollard
Pablo Picasso. La Suite Vollard. Etchings 1930-1937. 100 impressions, 15 signed by the artist. Provenance: Ambroise Vollard

Kandinsky_small planes
Wassily Kandinsky. Kleine Flacken (small planes) 1936

Jewellery editor: Jewellery and watches at Masterpiece London 2014