Eye of the Collector reports record visitor figures for 2023 edition
Eye of the Collector has reported record visitor figures for its third edition which took place in London between 17-20 May. Almost 4,000 people visited the fair this year, which was held at Two Temple Place, a spectacular Neo-Gothic mansion on the Thames. The fair continues on Artsy until 3 June.
Eye of the Collector reported strong sales of modern and contemporary art and design during the run of the fair with highlights including:
William Scott’s Still Life Pears 1977, sold at £115,000 by Tanya Baxter Contemporary
Two works by contemporary Iranian artist Soheila Sokhanvari, including one sold to the British Museum by Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery
Contemporary design works by Zelouf and Bell including a curved sideboard sold at £66,975
A murano glass vase by Pablo Picasso, sold at £25,000 by Alan Wheatley Art
Multiple works by emerging contemporary female artists including Anya Paintsil,Liorah Tchiprout, Megan Baker and Rebecca Brodskis
Two Cissie Kean paintings, Red Kite c.1925 and Blue Star c.1925, both sold at £12,000 each; as well as Joseph Lacasse’s Création (Dia no. 633), 1960-70 at £35,000 all sold by Whitford Fine Art
Multiple Eye of the Collector Curatorial Artists including Grayson Perry, Lucie Rie and Charlotte Colbert
In addition to sales, Eye of the Collector has prompted new commissions for artists and designers whose work was showcased at the fair. This year’s edition had a stronger focus on new and contemporary art than ever before, offering a platform to support today’s artists and designers.
Nazy Vassegh, CEO of Eye of the Collector, said: “I’m very excited that the concept has become an accepted part of the London art calendar, and that the interest in our digital platform internationally continues to grow.”
While the physical fair is now closed, art and design lovers still have a chance to explore the works offered at Eye of the Collector, plus new works added, on our Online Marketplace Partner Artsyuntil 3 June.
NOTES TO EDITORS ABOUT EYE OF THE COLLECTOR
Eye of the Collector is a London-based art and design fair which takes guests on an intimate artistic journey of discovery and rediscovery. The third edition takes place 17-20 May 2023 and will bring together galleries and artists presenting works from across different genres and date lines offered for sale within a beautiful historic setting.
ABOUT TWO TEMPLE PLACE
Two Temple Place is an architectural masterpiece hidden in the heart of central London. The late Victorian neo-Gothic mansion was commissioned in 1892 by financier and statesman William Waldorf Astor, once known as the richest man in the world, who spared no expense commissioning John Loughborough Pearson, founder of Modern Gothic architecture, to create the lavish building to serve as his estate office and private apartment. Pearson brought together eminent master craftsmen of the time, including William Silver Frith, Thomas Nicholls and J. Starkie Gardner, to create an extraordinary and personal commission devoted to William Waldorf’s love of history, art and literature. Situated on Embankment behind The Strand, Two Temple Place is owned and run by The Bulldog Trust, which was founded in 1983 to act as a catalyst for charitable initiatives.