Frieze is the highlight of the London arts scene. For a week the good and rich come here for a jamboree of cocktails, talks, networking and art. However, for the rest of us with less deep pockets The London Art Fair in January provides with an interesting selection of artists and galleries aimed at the mid-market, between £2,000 to £10,000.
It is a strange moment. I do not know where to go or what to see. There is so much going on that it seems easier to stay in bed and pull the covers up over my head and sing nursery rhymes. Frieze is in town and it has two identities - Frieze and Frieze Masters.
Week is in full swing by now and before artgoers gulp down Prosecco and canapes, an other substances, as if there was no tomorrow, it might be a good idea to stop and rethink that things need to change and an honest debate is long due. Innocent victims deserve it.
Whether you are going to spend this week hobnobbing and chugging champagne in Mayfair or checking out street art at Moniker in Brick Lane this is when the art world descends on London and when London's art scene shows the world exactly what it is made of... So, if you can, get out there and experience it!
For these undiscovered artists, The Other Art Fair is a unique platform from which they can independently showcase their work: to gallerists, curators, critics and collectors.
Due to a bout of flu, a mugging and a head injury (all healed now) my impressions are slightly late but I hope they are enjoyed by some.
The heavy wagons of the contemporary art world have rumbled into London. Christies and Sotheby's have punched sales up, with
The following images are of pieces that took my fancy and are in no order of preference or even when I came across them at the fair.
In the total art madness that is Frieze week I have decided to try to post works and people of interest through out the week. Oddly it really started last week for many London galleries as they attempted to beat the rush of overlapping private views that occur this Monday to Friday...
The Other Art Fair is the UK's largest artist-led fair, attracting thousands of art buyers, collectors, journalists and gallerists from across London. Following an overwhelming amount of artist applications earlier in the year, this autumn will see more exhibiting artists than ever before.