Our pick of international art fairs 2019

June 3, 2019

From across the globe, we bring you our pick of international fine art fairs to see out the rest of this year.  Be inspired through bounds of creativity at fine art fairs, events, showcases and galleries.


Art Basel, Switzerland | June 3 – 6 

Being one of the most recognized art fairs, Art Basel brings together the international art world every June in Basel, Switzerland. With the world’s leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists, the show invites you to meet a selection of gallerists through video portraits that tell the story and vision of the people behind it all.  A full program of artworld talks takes place each day, alongside exhibitions and events offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area – creating an exciting and region-wide art week.
For more information, please visit Art Basel, Switzerland 2019.

Masterpiece London, London | June 27 – July 3

One of London’s grandest art fairs taking place at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, with 160 exhibitors presenting pieces that date from antiquity all the way through to the present day – ranging from the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewelry. Masterpiece London will showcase Marina Abramović’s new body of work, “Five Stages of Maya Dance,” in a specially designed immersive exhibition space. Whether you are a new or established collector, the fair will offer an unparalleled opportunity to discover exceptional works for sale across every major market discipline. 
Visit Masterpiece London’s official website to experience a virtual tour.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London | June 10 – August 12

The world’s longest running and largest open submission show returns during the Royal Academy’s 251st year. Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition brings together art in all mediums – prints and paintings, film, photography, sculpture, architectural works and more – from leading and emerging artists with a display of over 1,200 works. The exhibition showcases galleries at Burlington House, Piccadilly, as well as decorating the streets of London’s West End to celebrate the rich heritage of Art in Mayfair. Pop up activity and installations will be appearing in windows of world-renowned fashion and fine jewelry stores.
Last year saw brands like Louis Vuitton, Fenwick of Bond Street, Hermès, Victoria Beckham, IWC, Longchamp, Jimmy Choo, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Amanda Wakeley, Montblanc, TODS and Temperley London coming together to celebrate the Royal Academy. International artist Thomas Houseago will take over the Royal Academy’s courtyard with a group of large-scale sculptural works, and the exhibition will spill out into nearby Bond Street with a colorful installation of Michael Craig-Martin’s (RA) flags featuring work.
Visit Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for further event information and updates.

British Art Fair, London | October 3 – 6

Celebrating British art from the last 100 years, the British Art Fair is in its 31st year. From early 20th century modernists to the Young British Artists (YBA), dealers present paintings, drawings and sculptures in specially curated exhibitions to give deeper insight to potential collectors. Some recognized names will also present an unrivalled selection of work at The Saatchi Gallery including; Bacon, Freud, Frink, Frost, Hepworth, Hitchens, Hockney, Hodgson, Lanyon, Lowry, Moore, Nash, Piper, Riley, Scott, Spencer and Sutherland. 
In addition, the fair will feature established British artists’ work from the YBA generation such as Hirst, Emin and Banksy.
Check out British Art Fair for further information.

Frieze Art Fair, London | October 3 – 6  

Frieze Art Fair was established in 2003 and has now become London’s flagship art fair, taking over Regent’s Park with two events: Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters. 
Hundreds of galleries and thousands of artists make up the fair, while the Masters shows the history of art through a contemporary lens. You’ll also find talks, film screenings, music and live performance works dotted around. With a focus on contemporary art and living artists, the fair features over 160 leading galleries, with the opportunity to view and buy art from over 1,000 of today’s influential artists.
Visit Frieze London for the full program.

Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong | October 4 – 7

Recognized as Asia’s leading fine art fair, Fine Art Asia displays museum-quality art works spanning over 5,000 years of cultural history, from ancient Chinese bronzes through to contemporary art. The fair, staged during Hong Kong’s peak art season, attracts an increasing number of leading international galleries – earning its worldwide recognition. Fine Art Asia is the only fair in Asia to showcase a wide range of collectible fine art from Asia and the West.
This October will showcase Asian and Western antiques; jewelry, silver and timepieces; impressionist, modern and contemporary art and design; and photography.
Visit Fine Art Asia to watch last year’s fair highlights.

SCOPE South Beach Miami | December 3 – 8 

SCOPE Miami Beach returns to Ocean Drive for its 19th edition featuring 140 international exhibitors from 24 countries and 60 cities. The City of Miami Beach Mayor’s Office and Commission honors SCOPE for its extraordinary cultural impact.
With 60,000 visitors over the course of six days, the fair possesses an unprecedented array of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors. And with a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for the emerging contemporary art market.
For further updates and event information please visit SCOPE Miami Beach.
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