MASTERPIECE was not the only show in town and curators and collectors were out in force for the fourth Master Paintings Week around 23 St. James’s and Mayfair galleries from June 29 to July 6.
The galleries were pleasantly surprised that despite international economic woes there was a good overseas turnout including new visitors from China, Eastern Europe and even Greece.
Moretti, Johnny Van Haeften and Theo Johns reported good sales and Ben Elwes was especially happy to sell six works priced from £10,000 to £40,000 to new buyers.
Ben, who mounted a special exhibition of landscape oil sketches at his Maddox Street gallery, is seen here with his wife Rachel making use of the much-appreciated rickshaws provided by MPW.
Master Paintings Week 2012 - Foreword by The National Gallery—YouTube video