Masterpiece Online 2020

22 – 28 June 2020

Masterpiece is pleased to launch ‘Masterpiece Online’ – a week long programme of content-led activity that will provide a platform for Masterpiece exhibitors to share their knowledge and expertise and to initiate conversations with as wide an audience as possible. It will launch on 22nd June to Patron and Preview Day guests and then to the wider public on 24th June, coinciding with when Masterpiece London would have taken place. Royal Bank of Canada continue their support as Principal Partner of Masterpiece for the 7th year.

Designed to reflect the ethos of the fair and best support its galleries, Masterpiece Online will encourage viewers not just to view and buy works of art, but to join the conversation by engaging with 138 exhibitors who are leading experts from the fields of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day.

On a newly re-designed website, guests will be able to view works for sale on exhibitors’ profiles, as well as watch engaging video introductions from the participating dealers, gallerists and designers. To emulate the social aspect of the fair and help bring the stories behind the works of art to life, visitors will also be able to book private views, where experts from different fields will take them on a curated journey of Masterpiece Online through a range of themes and visual highlights.

During the week a number of panel discussions will take place with leading institutions around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, V&A Museum, National Gallery (London) and Hong Kong Museum of Art taking part. Masterpiece is inviting those attending the talks, which are otherwise free to attend, to donate to the museums participating in this programme, in order to support its cultural partners during this challenging time.

On Sunday 28 June, the fair will continue its collaboration with Oppidan Education for Masterpiece’s Family Day, inviting children to learn from the vast array of objects presented online. Masterpiece will also hold its annual Symposium, now in its third year, virtually. Taking place on 30 June and 1 July, the Symposium will be attended by art industry professionals, including art historians, curators and conservationists, and will take the form of a series of online panel discussions and seminar-style discussion groups.

Masterpiece is continuing its partnership with Artsy to host the fair’s online viewing room, which will provide opportunities for exhibitors to connect with new collectors. The Masterpiece microsite, which will run from 24th June – 8th July (preview access on 22nd and 23rd June) will echo the breadth of works of art usually on display at the fair, bringing Masterpiece’s cross-collecting ethos to the Artsy platform. All artworks for sale have been reviewed by Masterpiece’s Vetting Committee.

In Full Cry

Sybil Andrews: In Full Cry, 1931


Brendan Burns: Quench, 2019

Waterlily Dapple

Brendan Burns: Waterlily Dapple, 2020

House in Rocky Landscape

John Craxton: House in Rocky Landscape, 1945


Sean Henry: Cradle, 2020

Have  You Ever

Sean Henry: Have You Ever, 2020

Number Three: August 1970

Patrick Heron: Number Three: August 1970, 1970

Untitled ’68

Roger Hilton: Untitled ’68, 1968


Roger Hilton: Untitled, 1970

Yellow Autumn from a Terrace

Ivon Hitchens: Yellow Autumn from a Terrace, 1948


John Minton: Fisherman

La Baignade

John Minton: La Baignade, 1946


Denis Mitchell: Roseveor, 1985

Fourteen Ideas for Sculpture

Henry Moore: Fourteen Ideas for Sculpture, 1939

Ideas for Sculpture

Henry Moore: Ideas for Sculpture, 1942

Returning to the Trenches

CRW Nevinson: Returning to the Trenches, 1916

Linear Development in Two Movements (Brown)

Victor Pasmore: Linear Development in Two Movements (Brown), 1973

The Merry-Go-Round

Cyril Edward Power: The Merry-Go-Round, c.1930

San Quirico d’Orcia I

Joe Tilson: San Quirico d’Orcia I, 1956