Attention all Londoners: if you’re still reeling from the aftermath of #Brexit, consider taking a break from politics and hitting up the Masterpiece London art fair. The event runs through July 6 and you don’t want to miss out, especially if you voted remain—many British artists signed a petition against Brexit and you may find yourself in like-minded company. Over 150 leading galleries participate in this cross-collecting art fair, showcasing works that range from Ancient Greek busts to vibrant silkscreens by Andy Warhol. The exhibitions span over 5,000 years of art history, so if you find yourself overwhelmed by the staggering combination of aesthetics, take a breather and explore the numerous galleries and landmarks nearby. The fair is conveniently housed in the Royal Hospital Chelsea, right in the heart of London’s swanky Chelsea district. Stop by the SAATCHI Gallery for thought-provoking Modern art and installations (and superb high tea), or lose yourself in the posh shops of nearby Sloane Square. By the end of your trip, you’ll be well-dressed, well-fed, and well-versed in the dynamic world of international art (and hopefully, momentarily distracted from the Brexit debacle).
Achille Salvagni, Bubbles (2013). Courtesy of Achille Salvagni Atelier Gallery.
Exhibition: “Cocktail Hour”
When: May 25–August 27, 2016
Where: Achille Salvagni Atelier Gallery, 12 Grafton Street, London, United Kingdom
Alex Yanes, Ghost (2016). Courtesy of StolenSpace Gallery.
Exhibition: “Alex Yanes: Way-out”
When: June 3–July 3, 2016
Where: StolenSpace Gallery, 17 Osborne Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Pop Art Heroes: Pop, Pin-Ups & Politics”
When: May 27–July 1, 2016
Where: Whitford Fine Art Gallery, 6 Duke Street, London, United Kingdom
Bas Jan Ader, Broken fall (geometric), Westkapelle, Holland (1971). Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery.
Exhibition: “Bas Jan Ader”
When: June 24–August 26, 2016
Where: Simon Lee Gallery, 12 Berkeley Street, London, United Kingdom
Dubuffet, Installation view, Timothy Taylor Gallery. Courtesy of Timothy Taylor Gallery.
Exhibition: “Dubuffet: late paintings”
When: May 20–July 2, 2016
Where: Timothy Taylor Gallery, 15 Carlos Place, London, United Kingdom
Photo by Luke Andrew Walker, Installation view. Courtesy of Mazzoleni Gallery.
Exhibition: “Pittura Analitica, 1970s”
When: May 18–July 22, 2016
Where: Mazzoleni Gallery, 27 Albemarle Street, London, United Kingdom
Manolo Valdés, Butterflies (2016). Courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art.
Exhibition: “Manolo Valdés: Recent work–Paintings and Sculptures”
When: June 10–July 16, 2016
Where: Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, 6 Albemarle Street, London, United Kingdom
Guillermo Kuitca, Installation view, Hauser & Wirth London. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.
Exhibition: “Guillermo Kuitca”
When: May 27–July 30, 2016
Where: Hauser & Wirth Gallery, 23 Savile Row, London, United Kingdom
Salvatore Scarpitta, Scribe (1962). Courtesy of M7L Fine Art Gallery.
Exhibition: “Salvatore Scarpitta”
When: June 10–July 22, 2016
Where: M&L Fine Art Gallery, 15 Old Bond Street, London, United Kingdom
Li Huasheng, 1363 (2013). Courtesy of The Mayor Gallery.
Exhibition: “Li Huasheng: The Meditation Room”
When: June 2–July 28, 2016
Where: The Mayor Gallery, 21 Cork Street, London, United Kingdom
Cecily Brown, Installation view, Thomas Dane Gallery. Courtesy of Thomas Dane Gallery.
Exhibition: “Cecily Brown: Madrepora”
When: June 11–July 23, 2016
Where: Thomas Dane Gallery, 3 & 11 Duke Street, London, United Kingdom
David Hockney, Untitled No.4 (2010). Courtesy of Annely Juda Fine Art.
Exhibition: “David Hockney, The Yosemite Suite”
When: June 28–August 19, 2016
Where: Annely Juda Fine Art, 23 Dering Street, London, United Kingdom
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