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London and the Frieze Art Fair

Every year during the month of October London hosts the Frieze Art Fair, one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs. As the contemporary art scene grows bigger and more international every year, Frieze remains one of the best fairs to visit. Whether you’re a collector or just curious to see the latest and greatest artwork being made all over the world, this fair is worth making a trip for. 

Saburo Murakami, 1967 - Axel Vervoordt Gallery at Frieze Masters 2016

Frank Stella - Installation view at Dominique Levy’s booth at Frieze Masters 2016

 Salvador Dali - Installation view of Dickinson’s booth at Frieze Masters 2016

Installation view of Rene Magritte’s “L’empire des Lumieres”, 1949 at Dickinson’s booth at Frieze Masters 2016

Visiting London during the Frieze week, you will get to see and visit much more than just a fair exhibition. Let’s just say that all London galleries and Museums are waiting for these dates to present to the world the most prestigious exhibitions and artists.

This year the Royal Academy of Arts hosted an exhibition named “Abstract Expressionism”.

“Exploring an unparalleled period in American art, this long-awaited exhibition reveals the full breadth of a movement that will forever be associated with the boundless creative energy of 1950s New York.” - https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/abstract-expressionism

Pollock, Rothko, Still, de Kooning, Newman, Kline, Smith, Guston and Gorky. They were all there! 

If you are looking for design and decorative arts, PAD London is still the fairest of them all, as it combines all forms of art a house could hold. The epitome of modern and contemporary furniture. Modern art, design and decorative arts interact all together to create the most astonishing interior combinations you will ever see. - https://www.pad-fairs.com/london/

Visiting galleries, Museums and fairs for almost a week can be quite tiring so, we tried to please all our senses by treating ourselves with some amazing lunches and dinners.

And as the never ending art week continues, we continued as well to some more exceptional exhibitions. Tate Modern always hosts something good, this time it was Georgia O’Keeffe, “The mother of American Modernism”. All that were there and visited the exhibition had the rare opportunity to see over 100 remarkable paintings by this pioneer of twentieth century art.

Georgia O’Keeffe at the Tate Modern

Our amazing week ended with three but all time classic visits to our favorite galleries.David Zwirner who had a collaborative exhibition of Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon (my personal favorite), “Let us compare Mythologies”.

Down town and really centrally located, Sadie Coles who was hosting Laura Owens.

And last but not least, Marian Goodman Gallery that held works of Giuseppe Penone “Fui, Saro, Non Sono” ( I was, I will be, I am not).

London is an international city, where everything changes by season, if not by month. The unique London art week will always stand as a special month to visit, as it has proved to be one of the most fascinating and eye-opening experiences one could ever have!

 

Article and photos by Nino Efstathiadis