For the 15th edition of the Frieze Art Fair in London we pick up some highlights amongst the 160 international galleries. You still have a few days to enjoy the Frieze sculpture park (covered here) featuring 23 international artists hosted in Regent’s Park.
Often underrepresented in the art world, a need for rebalancing has been recognised by Frieze itself this year and a specially curated section showcases work by feminist artists from the 1970s and 1980s. Andrea Bowers’ neon-glowing installation at Andrew Kreps, declares: My Body My Choice, Her Body Her Choice.
Jeff Koons Gazing Ball sold for £2 millions at David Zwirner Gallery during the VIP opening.
Gallerie Perrotin dedicated its booth solely to Kaws paintings and sculptures (including the sculpture park)
For their Frieze Project, Lucy & Jorge Orta invite you to become part of a collective world citizenship with their passport project Antarctica World Passport Office. At their deconstructed wagon-esque installation – actually made from a customised ex-army trailer and various army surplus – you’re asked to symbolically transfer your individual national identity to receive access to the no borders community. There are only 5,000 passports available during the fair, so be quick to join the new nation.
Hauser & Wirth created an unconventional booth featuring solely on works made in bronze with artefacts on loan from various British museums and institutions, together with loans from private collections. Visitors can discover sculptures by the likes of Louise Bourgeois, Henry Moore and David Smith and more.
At Frieze Masters, amongst the highlights are works by Lichtenstein and Jean Michel Basquiat ( in parallel of the current retrospective at Barbican ‘Boom for Real’).
But the main stand out was the recreation of Peter Blake studio, that brings together not only works for sale by the artist but also elements from his personal collection of paraphernalia that hugely informs his practice.
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Frieze Art Fair
5-8 October 2017
Regents Park London