Is it art? A visit to Frieze Fair London

That big question – what is art? I’ve been to thousands of art exhibitions and galleries, taken tens of art courses and I still have no real answer to that question but I don’t think I’m alone in this dilemma. Is it in the eye of the beholder? Like beauty, there is usually some agreement on what is and what is not but there is also space for the quirky one offs. 

October in London sees the great and the good (and the bad) in the art world gathering at Frieze Art Fair. Collectors and artists from all over the world can be found in the enormous tents pitched in Regent’s Park for 4 days of schmoozing and being seen and trying to spot the next big thing so they can say they ‘found them ages ago’! 

I was lucky enough to be invited to the evening preview (big thanks to The Marylebone Hotel, London, part of the Doyle Collection) so I got to wander around, with my glass of champagne, checking out the art before the crowds piled in the next morning.  I took loads of photos so I could  share the fair with you. I make no judgement and some are pretty ‘out there’ but I hope you enjoy your virtual Frieze and for those of you who like a bit of people watching, scroll towards the end of the photos and you’ll see some of the fashions…..





This one’s interactive – you could sit in the middle!








Here are just a few photos of the people at the fair who were mostly dressed up and some in amazing outfits but there were also a few jeans and grubby trainer types too but no photos of them!




 Coinciding with Frieze are loads of new openings at London’s great museums and art galleries so watch out for future blogs about these and some more unexpected openings!  I’m not giving any clues about that but watch this space…….

Bye for now,

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