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 excitement of Frieze, where the serious fuses with the jolly, the provocative with the lighthearted and the traditional with the radical bringing visibility to the risk-taking, innovative artists of our time.
More than 165 galleries have set up their stands in Regents Park, presenting artworks with the ability to capture your attention and make you stop and linger as you take-in and interpret the artist’s intentions. We especially liked Nikolai and Simon Haas strange ceramic objects that suggested real-world natural forms, from coral to anemones and fungi and sexual organs.
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.