A New Kind of Intimate Art Fair, Eye of The Collector Launches in London and Christie's Online This Fall

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  • May 12, 2021

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Eye of the Collector online viewing room.
Kallos Gallery

Eye of the Collector has announced its inaugural edition will be held from September 8 to 11, 2021, at Two Temple Place in London and online in partnership with Christie’s.

Eye of the Collector is a new art fair for an era when collectors might prefer 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. (An online viewing room was presented in May 2020 in place of the intended inaugural edition due to the covid crisis).

"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," say organizers.

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).

Nazy Vassegh, Eye of the Collector Founder & CEO

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. The location 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 hopes to define 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.

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.”

The inaugural edition of Eye of the Collector will be held at Two Temple Place, London, from September 8-11, 2021 (8th by invitation). More info: eyeofthecollector.com


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