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Frieze Art Fair 2011

Frieze Art Fair 2011

Every year in October, London becomes the center of the Art world with so many Fairs and simultaneous shows, attracting galleries, artists and collectors to the capital.

The Frieze Art Fair features over 170 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries from all over the world, and you can see all kind of art, contemporary, conceptual, controversial, etc.

Here is a selection from this year:

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Frieze VIP Preview

Featuring over 170 galleries, Frieze opened its door to VIPs ahead of the official opening tomorrow. Here are some pics:

VIP preview 01  

Artist Grayson PerryVIP preview 06 
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VIP preview 09 VIP preview 05 
VIP preview 10 

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This week in London: where the Art world meets

Every year in October, London attracts a multitude of Art Collectors from all over the world. Auction Houses compete with each other to showcase the rarest masterpieces, simultaneous Art Fairs take place, without forgetting the numerous show openings, gallery previews and private events.

This year is no exception, with an incredible agenda for one week.

Here is a list of few events not to miss:

Auctions
Christie’s
post-war and contemporary sale includes a 15ft-wide butterfly painting by Damien Hirst, his largest painting using butterfly wings, estimated to fetch £2.5 million to £3.5 million. I Am Become Death, Shatterer Of Worlds.

Sotheby’s has unveiled Francis Bacon’s Figure In Movement, 1985 ,which was on loan at the Tate for the past decade, with an estimate of up to £6.2 million

Art Fairs 
No introduction needed for the Frieze Art Fair (see coverage from 2009 here) taking place from 14-17 October 2010, featuring new and established contemporary artists with over 170 participating galleries. Also to note the sculpture park surrounding the Fair.
http://www.friezeartfair.com

New this year is the Moniker International Art Fair , also running from 14-17 October.
Focussing on the finer side of Urban Art, Moniker will gather a rich mix of international galleries and also play host to six dedicated project spaces featuring works by Steve Powers, Polly Morgan, Eine, Katrin Fridriks, Herakut, Titi Freak. The aim of these spaces is to bring an art show ‘experience’ to the event.
http://www.monikerartfair.com/

Also new is Multiplied , Christie’s first Art Fair, showcasing a selection of London based galleries, and dedicated to contemporary editions of, for instance, prints, photography and sculpture. 
http://www.multipliedartfair.com/ 

A few show openings

Gagosian Gallery
Damien Hirst – Poisons and Remedies

Lazarides Hell Half Acre
In collaboration with The Old Vic Tunnels, a labyrinth of tunnels beneath Waterloo station will be converted into a large-scale evocation of Dante’s inferno .
http://www.lazinc.com/exhibitions/

So watch this space…

Frieze 2009 : International Artists

To close the subject, last but not least a selection of  leading international artists represented at the Frieze Art Fair 2009.

Frieze Art Fair 2009 

Anish Kapoor, currently exhibiting at the Royal Academy

Frieze Art Fair 2009

Berta Fischer

Frieze Art Fair 2009

Duane Handson

Frieze Art Fair 2009

John Baldessari, currently at the Tate Modern

Frieze Art Fair 2009

Xavier Veilhan, currently exhibiting at the  Chateau de Versailles

Frieze Art Fair 2009

Julian Goethe

Frieze Art Fair 2009

Gimhongsok

Frieze Art Fair 2009

Elmgreen & Dragset

Frieze Art Fair 2009

Andreas Gurksy – Kuweit Stock Exchange

Frieze Art Fair 2009

Yan Pei-Ming

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Frieze 2009: Japanese Artists

Members of the Kaikai Kiki corporation and part of the Superflat movement founded by Takashi Murakami were also featured across the Frieze Art Fair.

Frieze Art Fair 2009 

Aya Takano, Galerie Perrotin, Paris

Frieze Art Fair 2009

Takashi Murakami, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Mr. , Kukje Gallery, Seoul

Photos by Butterfly