Fine Art Asia announces new collaboration with Masterpiece London
Hong Kong, 4 March, 2019 – Fine Art Asia, Asia’s leading international art fair, is pleased to announce that it will be collaborating with Masterpiece London in a long-term partnership.
The Masterpiece Pavilion will be launched at Fine Art Asia as part of this year’s edition, which takes place from 4 – 7 October at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Meanwhile, Fine Art Asia will also present a showcase at Masterpiece London in June 2019.
Fine Art Asia has earned an international reputation for presenting museum-quality fine art exhibited by world-renowned galleries from Asia, Europe and the USA. On display are Asian and Western antiques, including ancient Chinese and Himalayan bronzes, Near Eastern, Indian, Egyptian and classical antiquities, Chinese ceramics, textiles, jades, lacquer, furniture and scholar’s objects; masterpieces of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art; antique silver, fine jewellery and timepieces; and photography.
Masterpiece London, founded in 2010, has established itself as a leading cross-collecting fair, offering the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day. The Masterpiece Pavilion at Fine Art Asia will thus both complement the fair and widen the scope of the offering, introducing more high-quality Western art, including antiques, modern art, decorative art and design, to the Asian audience in Hong Kong.
Andy Hei, Founder & Director of Fine Art Asia, said,
“We are delighted to enter into a new partnership with Masterpiece. Hong Kong is an international city with a truly free trade port. The art market in Hong Kong continues to develop apace, with support from the government and creative initiatives by the industry. Therefore, a collaboration between two leading international fine art fairs such as Masterpiece and Fine Art Asia is appropriate for Hong Kong now and we are confident it will be mutually beneficial.”
Lucie Kitchener, Managing Director of Masterpiece, said,
“Since its first edition in 2010, the outlook of Masterpiece has become increasingly international, not only through the exhibitors and artworks it presents, but through the collectors, museum figures and patrons it attracts. We are excited about our partnership with Fine Art Asia, and what it will enable both Masterpiece and Fine Art Asia to achieve. With Fine Art Asia’s support, we believe Masterpiece will be a great success in Hong Kong and are delighted about this opportunity to bring Masterpiece and our exhibitors to new audiences.”
About Fine Art Asia
Fine Art Asia is the pioneer of art fairs in Hong Kong. Founded in 2006 by well-known antique Chinese furniture dealer Andy Hei to provide a vibrant new platform in Hong Kong for the art world in Asia and worldwide, the inaugural edition of Fine Art Asia was the first international art fair in Hong Kong in more than a decade. To date, a total of 14 fairs have been successfully staged in Hong Kong. Fine Art Asia is recognised worldwide and has gained a reputation for quality and value in the international art world. In 2015, Andy Hei also founded Ink Asia, the world’s first international art fair dedicated to ink art. In 2018, Ink Asia was held together with Fine Art Asia for the first time, adding to the range of artworks on offer.
Fine Art Asia 2019 will be held from 4 – 7 October 2019, with a preview on 3 October.
About Masterpiece London
Founded in 2010, Masterpiece London enters its tenth year at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. Held in a bespoke marquee inspired by Sir Christopher’s Wren Royal Hospital Chelsea; 160 international exhibitors present exceptional works for sale for new and established collectors to discover. The Fair integrates exhibitors from every major market discipline, demonstrating how different works of art can be combined in a stimulating way, and introducing visitors to disciplines and periods of art, they might otherwise not encounter.
Masterpiece London 2019 will take place from 27 June to 3 July 2019, with a preview on 26 June.