As the summer's toniest art fair kicks off at the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds, we've selected the booths you can't afford to miss.
For the last big international art fair of the season, the well-heeled and keen-eyed aesthetes are all flocking to London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea, where Masterpiece London is in full swing. The premiere setting for cross-collecting, Masterpiece welcomes more than 160 exhibitors to the tony affair, where a range of Impressionist and Modern paintings are exhibited alongside rare jewelry, British design, and furniture—not to mention the addition of Marina Abramović’s Five Stages of Maya Dance, an immersive and never-before-seen work by the art star.
To help guide a fair-fatigued viewer, we’ve highlighted works from a selection of leading galleries who bring uniquely conceived booths to Masterpiece 2018:
Maruani Mercier is bringing their signature melange of contemporary work by artists with international name recognition. Among the offerings this year are a series of bone-rattling neon compositions by Peter Halley, complemented by Robert Mangold‘s abstracted geometric works in orange and robins egg blue, and a polished bronze bust by Sherrie Levine. Another highlight is George Condo‘s Toy Soldier from 1992, inspired by the primitive figuration popularized by Pablo Picasso and Francis Picabia.