Every October, the green expanse of London’s Regents Park brings over 160 galleries together to showcase an orgy of paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations at Frieze Art Fair. And then there comes the thousands of well-dressed fair-goers, including collectors, art world luminaries, journalists, young artists from around the world who descend upon London’s Regent’s Park for four days of brushing cheeks, Instagramming and presumably, cheque-writing.
While many of the galleries wheel out their ‘blue chip’ artists which attract the buyers and their chequebooks, Frieze Art Fair is also a great platform to discover new artists and ideas, so even the visitor with a deep knowledge of the art world can come away with a long list of new artists and ideas.
Simon Fujiwara, Fabulous Beasts (Dark Wolf), 2015, Shaved Fur Coat, Unique, 115 x 75 x 2 cm. © Simon Fujiwara Courtesy of TARO NASU, Tokyo
Melvin Edwards, Untitled (Wall Hanging), 1982, Welded steel- 41×29×6cm. Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery.
Roy Lichtenstein, Surrealist Head, 1986, Painted and patinated bronze, 201×71×44cm. Courtesy of Castelli Gallery.
Boris Mikhailov, Yesterday’s Sandwich (plate 46), c.1966-1968, C-type print from dia, 90×130cm. Courtesy of Sprovieri.
Egon Schiele, Seated semi-nude with hat and purple stockings, 910-Black crayon, gouache and watercolour on paper, 45×32cm. Courtesy of W_K, Wienerroither_Kohlbacher.
Sam Gilliam, Crystal, 1973, Acrylic on canvas, Dimensions Variable. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery.
Carmen Herrera, Green Garden, 1950, Acrylic on canvas, 45×61cm. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
Late Classic Dayak Ancestral Post, Borneo, 1474 – 1635, Wood, 86 cm in height. Courtesy of Bernard De Grunne
Max Beckmann, Selbstbildnis mit steifem Hut, 1921, Drypoint on paper-31.3×24.4cm. Courtesy of Simon Theobald
Rachel Harrison, Flan Chino El Mandarin, 2014, Mixed media, 64.1 x 54.6 x 15.2cm. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna.
Rodrigo Matheus, Coqueiro Chorão, 2014, potted bamboo plant, 207 x 300 cm, 81 1/2 x 118 1/8 in. Courtesy of the artist & ibid., London
Cover Photo: Katherine Bernhardt, Hammerheads, Tostones, Malta De India, and Cigarettes, 2015 Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 96 x 120 inches (243.84 x 304.80 cm). Courtesy of the artist & Canada, New York.