Frieze Art Fair - Haegue Yang

A stroll Around London’s Frieze Art Fair 2016


London hosts a large number of art fairs in October but the daddy of them all is Frieze where the world’s top galleries gather in a huge marquee in Regent’s Park to show off their best wares.

I go each year with a friend who lectures in Fine Art so I get the best low down on what we are seeing. You can discover new artists but also find new work from established favourites. 

Frieze Art Fair

I didn’t see much I would want to buy but was sure there was little I could afford, although it’s hard to tell as it is a world without price tags!

Here are just a few of the works you might have seen if you went to Frieze and for those who didn’t go, have a stroll around with me.  This are by no means the best works on display but just some which caught my eye.

Frieze Art Fair - Melik Ohanian

Melik Ohanian

Frieze Art Fair - Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum

Frieze Art Fair - Paulina Olowska

Paulina Olowska

Frieze Art Fair - Paulina Olowska

Paulina Olowska

Frieze Art Fair - Michael Landy

Michael Landy

Frieze Art Fair - Michael Landy (detail)

Michael Landy (detail)

Frieze Art Fair - Peter Piller

Peter Piller

Frieze Art Fair - Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst

Frieze Art Fair - Jake and Dinos Chapman

Jake and Dinos Chapman

Frieze Art Fair - Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

Frieze Art Fair - Damien Hirst (detail)

Damien Hirst (detail)

Frieze Art Fair - Raqib Shaw

Raqib Shaw

Frieze Art Fair - Raqib Shaw (detail)

Raqib Shaw (detail)

Frieze Art Fair - Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

Frieze Art Fair - Grayson Perry (detail)

Grayson Perry (detail)

Frieze Art Fair - Grayson Perry (detail)

Grayson Perry (detail)

Frieze Art Fair - Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

Frieze Art Fair - Haegue Yang

Haegue Yang

Frieze Art Fair - Jesse Darling

Jesse Darling

Frieze Art Fair - Berta Fischer

Berta Fischer

The toilets had been turned into an artwork by Julie Verhoeven and were great fun – loud music, dressed toilet seats and scattered pieces around the wash basins. I’m voting for more interesting toilets everywhere!

It’s an intense afternoon, trying to see as much as possible inside the marquee so it’s good to round off the day with a wander around the sculpture park just outside.  An added bonus is that you can explore these pieces for free!

Frieze Art Fair - Claude Lalanne

Claude Lalanne

Frieze Art Fair - Conrad Shawcross

Conrad Shawcross

Frieze Art fair - Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet

Frieze Art Fair - Barry Flanagan

Barry Flanagan

Can’t wait for next year!

I hope you enjoyed a stroll around Frieze. Follow me on Twitter to explore more of London.
Sue
@itsyourlondon
www.itsyourlondon.co.uk


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