Masterpiece London 2014 was robust, with over £100 million worth of art sold and over 35,000 visitors attending during the eight day Fair, which sets the stage for the 2015 edition. The commercial success of the 2014 Fair can be attributed to the increased number of private sales and the groundswell of interest and purchases from world-renowned institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Rijksmuseum, MoMA, British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Getty and Tate.
Of the Fair, Martin Travis at Symbolic & Chase, said, “Masterpiece has matured into a fair that features on the international calendar for all serious collectors and dealers alike. In 2014, existing clients were excited to be returning, and numerous new faces appeared to see what the fuss was about. As an exhibitor, I can honestly say it is sad when the fair finishes and we have to go home, as it is one of the few fairs that sees huge visitor numbers right up until the last hour. The visitors are also not there to just sightsee, as we have enjoyed significant sales to new and existing clients each day the fair is open. I am looking forward to 2015.”