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13 Jun ‘that art can be philosophy – that art can be psychology’ – Masterpiece London 2016

There is an erroneous view, commonly held, that art is an amusement. People consider it thus, presumably ignoring that there are plenty of other sources of amusement; that art can be philosophy-that art can be psychology‘ Federico Beltran Masses, 1938

Stair Sainty Gallery are pleased to release details of our exhibition for Masterpiece London 2016.

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18 May Masterpiece London 2016

Stair Sainty Gallery are delighted to announce our participation in Masterpiece London 2016 at the end of June.

As one of the UK’s premier art fairs, Masterpiece is a key part of the early summer art season in the capital and we are looking forward to exhibiting a number of interesting and unusual works. We will be releasing more information regarding our participation in Masterpiece over the coming weeks…

The fair is open 30th June to 6th July at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

For more information, please contact the gallery.

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22 Apr Final Week of exhibition: Federico Beltran Masses: Under the Stars

In the final week of our current exhibition, Federico Beltran Masses: Under the Stars, we question what it takes to be an artistic superstar. Drawing its name from the starlit nocturnal settings in which Beltran Masses placed many of his subjects, from the glitter of Hollywood that was ever-present in his work, and from Beltran Masses’ own superstardom, Under the Stars explores the impact of celebrity on the oeuvre of the Cuban-born Spanish artist.

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05 Mar TEFAF, Maastricht 2016

Stair Sainty Gallery are exhibiting at TEFAF Maastricht, 2016.

The world’s greatest art and antiques fair, TEFAF brings together 275 of the industry’s most prestigious dealers. Alongside the more traditional fields of antiquities and Old Master Paintings, you can see Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Photography and Jewellery.

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01 Feb BELTRAN MASSES: UNDER THE STARS

10 FEBRUARY – 29 APRIL 2016

When Under the Stars was first shown at the Palace Hotel in Madrid in 1916, it attracted immediate attention from both critics and the public alike. Known to be one of Beltran Masses’ favorite paintings, if not his most cherished work, the artist placed a high – some would say purposefully unattainable – value on it. Under the Stars remained in the Beltran Masses’ private collection for most of his lifetime, and was included in many exhibitions world-wide, receiving euphoric praise from the critics of the day, most importantly the renowned intellectual French critic, Camille Mauclair, who referred to the work as ‘one of the rare masterpieces of modern art’.

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01 Feb FEDERICO BELTRAN MASSES: EXHIBITION UNDER THE STARS

10 FEBRUARY – 29 APRIL 2016
Stair Sainty is delighted to present its second survey of oil paintings by the Cuban-born Spanish artist Federico Beltran Masses (1885–1949), Federico Beltran Masses: Under the Stars.

Renowned amongst his contemporaries as a master of colour and celebrated for his psychological portraits of seductive women. Federico Beltran Masses was a figurative painter who rose to prominence in Paris in the 1920s and 30s. A respected artist during his lifetime, Beltran Masses and his work slid into obscurity after his death. However, with three exhibitions in Spain since 2007 and one at Stair Sainty Gallery in 2012 and now in 2016, the alluring work of Beltran Masses is once again returning to the international art market.

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