James Cropper Sponsors Third Edition of Frieze Masters Art Fair
British paper innovators and suppliers of archival and display papers to the world’s leading art galleries and artists joins international collectors to celebrate the work of past masters.
Since 2012, Frieze Masters has brought art lovers and selected international galleries together to reflect on and collect the work of many of history’s most revered artists. James Cropper has been proud to sponsor the annual event and will support this year’s edition, taking place in Regents Park, London, between Wed 15 – Sun 19 October 2014.
Focusing on art made prior to 2000, the fair assembles over 120 leading galleries, representing work from ancient to modern art. Previous editions have seen galleries from as far as Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain take up temporary residence at the London event.
Representatives from many of the world’s leading arts institutions visit Frieze Masters to view the vast range of sculptures, paintings and drawings on show and listen to professional talks from many of the most respected artists and arts professionals. Among those reflecting on historical works in a contemporary context at this year’s fair are Wim Pijbes, Director of the lauded Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and celebrated British ceramicist and writer, Edmund de Waal.
Mark Cropper, Chairman of James Cropper PLC and sixth generation member of the Cropper family, said: “James Cropper has a long history of providing specialist papers to artists and arts institutions and is proud to extend this association with the classical and contemporary arts by sponsoring Frieze Masters for the third year. We will look forward to welcoming our guests to the fair, giving them the opportunity to enjoy the remarkable breadth of art on display.”
James Cropper paper is the world’s only manufacturer to have a Mountboard factory located alongside the paper mill itself, enabling the company to provide bespoke solutions for the storage, display and archive of precious works of art to internationally-renowned galleries. The same factory assists photographers and artists to display their work on durable digital board products, including the recently launched Khora Digital, a creative box presentation that can be directly printed, instantly assembled and hung.
James Cropper PLC maintains constant links with the creative industries, not only within its paper division, incorporating converting capabilities, but also Technical Fibre Products, a specialist supplier into to the composites market for non-wovens for aerospace, automotive and construction.