From hidden gems to eye-watering price tags, all tastes are catered for in London’s Frieze art fair.
For hardcore art fans, there’s nothing that beats the fun of Frieze, where the serious blends with the light-hearted, the provocative with the amusing and the traditional with the visionary bringing visibility to the risk-taking, innovative artists of our time.
More than 165 galleries have set up their stands under the canopies in Regents Park, presenting artworks with the capacity to seize your attention and make you stop and linger as you absorb and interpret the artist’s intentions.
Sci-fi fantasies Haas Brothers, Accretions 2019.
Nikolai and Simon Haas strange ceramic objects suggest real-world natural forms, from coral to anemones and fungi and sexual organs evoking sci-fi fantasies.
Made painstakingly by applying endless layers of colourful porcelain across hand thrown clay vessels, the artists created surfaces of delicate reflective tentacles, which appear to move under your gaze…
A short walk away, Frieze Masters featured 130 leading modern and historical galleries from around the world, showcasing art from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century.
Welcoming new expertise in Asian and 20th-century art, highlights included major works by Cy Twombly, Indian paintings from the 16th to 18th centuries, the last work by Sandro Botticelli (1445 – 1510) in private hands, rare Chinese antiquities and a 4.5 billion-year- old meteorite.