EYE OF THE COLLECTOR X CHRISTIE'S
Eye of the Collector is delighted to announce that its inaugural edition will be held from 8-11 September 2021 at Two Temple Place London and online in partnership with Christie’s.
Left: Shomei Tomatsu (1930-2012), Prostitute, Nagoya, 1958, courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery
Right: Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Cabinet on stand “Flora” model 852, Sweden, 1937, courtesy of Modernity.
From the Eye Viewing Room May 2020.
Eye of the Collector is a new art fair for a new era where collectors have the opportunity to view and acquire extraordinary works of art and design in a safe and intimate environment. Created to inspire and engage, the model is boutique in format, responsive to the current global situation and sustainable in its footprint.
We are pleased to announce an innovative partnership, Eye of the Collector X Christie’s, which will focus on the curatorial, experiential nature of Eye of the Collector. This unique new fair experience is developed by founder Nazy Vassegh in collaboration with leading international galleries.
Christie’s will create and host a globally accessible online platform showcasing highlights from Eye of the Collector 2021 presented against the stunning backdrop of Two Temple Place.
Eye of the Collector X Christie’s will run alongside the event and will present a curated selection of works from international galleries that span genres from ancient to contemporary (including: Tornabuoni Art, Michael Hoppen Gallery, Whitford Fine Art, Frederick Mulder, Long-Sharp Gallery, Ariadne, Ting Ying Gallery, Pangolin London, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Gallery FUMI, Kate MacGarry, Modernity, Vigo Gallery and Kallos Gallery).
As part of the partnership, Christie’s Education will be holding an Eye of the Collector event which will form part of the talks programme. More information will follow this summer.
Eye of the Collector eschews the big white tent in favour of a grand domestic setting of architectural and aesthetic importance. To be held at Two Temple Place, once home to the richest man in the world and now owned and operated by the Bulldog Trust, Eye of the Collector defines a new standard in art fairs where the setting is as pleasurable as the art on show and the two enter into a unique dialogue of juxtaposition and curation.
In compliance with all national regulations, strict sanitary measures will be in place to prioritise everyone’s health and security. This will include capacity controls, timed entry and enhanced hygiene and cleaning measures. Full details of the safety measures and guest experience will be announced in August.
Nazy Vassegh, Eye of the Collector Founder & CEO, commented: “We are thrilled to be able to hold our first physical event in London this September and delighted to be able to announce Eye of the Collector X Christie’s which will allow our galleries to showcase works to a global audience. This hybrid, global model will ensure that Eye of the Collector reaches a
truly international audience.”
Dirk Boll, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Christie’s, commented: “In a continuation of Christie’s digital collaborations, we are delighted to partner with Eye of the Collector for their inaugural edition. Eye of the Collector X Christie’s will provide a curated selection of works on a bespoke online platform that mirrors the unique setting this new fair will offer collectors and visitors alike. Accessible to all, the viewing room will allow those unable to travel to explore the fair, extending the global reach of Eye of the Collector in a hybrid event that blends the very best of live and digital art experiences. Eye of the Collector X Christie’s will be accompanied by an event that is hosted by Christie’s Education, which together will provide an opportunity to learn and explore the works exhibited for global audiences.”
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