Frieze Digest | What the press is saying

12th October 2012
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Laura Burnside

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Frieze London Report: The Fair Shines in Tough Times as Dealers Up Their Game (Blouin Art Info)
“Frieze Masters made a promising debut yesterday, but contemporary art is still where the excitement is. VVIPs rushed through the doors of the Carmody Groarke-designed Frieze tent at 11 am this morning — and strong sales were reported almost immediately. But there was no pre-crash hysteria on the floor: Times are tough, and competition is fierce. Perhaps as a result, most dealers made a particular effort, presenting booths of a remarkable quality. With its 10th anniversary, Frieze is reaching full maturity.”
Andreas Gursky Dubai World II 2007 White Cube London Frieze London 2012 Photograph by Linda Nylind Frieze Digest | What the press is saying

Loud and In Tents | Frieze London (The New York Times Style Magazine)
“In its 10th year, London’s Frieze Art Fair is bigger and more extravagant than ever, with 175 of the world’s leading galleries, and some of London’s hippest restaurants like Hix and Rochelle Canteen, packed under one Carmody Groarke-designed tent.”

Dedicated followers of fashion? (The Art Newspaper)
“Hot on the high heels of consecutive fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris come the Frieze art fairs. This week’s round of openings, private views, dinners and the associated parties that fill collectors’ diaries owes much to the modus operandi of the fashion industry.”

Domestic bliss meets DIY (The Art Newspaper)
“Frieze London has a homely feel this year, with numerous works across the fair incorporating found, everyday items—from garden tools to Venetian blinds—or objects that refer to domestic furniture and fittings. In addition to the slick, blue-chip art on offer, the rise in earthier, crafted works demonstrates how, in an age of austerity, people are looking to home and hearth more and more.”Zuang Huan Our Parents 2008 White Cube London Frieze London 2012 Photograph by Linda Nylind Frieze Digest | What the press is saying

Shock of the old: Frieze Masters art fair puts contemporary sibling in the shade (The Guardian)
“The word in Regent’s Park was that Frieze Masters was a hit – so much so that some dealers wondered whether it might overshadow the more established contemporary fair, or make it look, as one artist put it, “slummy”.”