8 January 2023


Fair Comment 2023: International Art Fair Guide Recommended By Artlyst

The collector’s word in the aisles during many of the international art fairs is that there are just too many art fairs!

11 April 2022


NFTs Hog The Headlines But Traditional Fine Art Sales Outperform Due To Digital Auctions

Love them or loathe them, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have now established their place in the art world firmament and, in doing so, have hogged the headlines.

18 October 2021


Frieze And Frieze Masters 2021 Artlyst Chooses Twenty Of The Best

Frieze London was back on course this year, with most dealers putting their best foot forward. You could feel the excitement and ‘antici…pation’

10 October 2019


My Frieze Week 2019 – Zoltan Alexander

From Botticelli to Tillmans. 160 of the world’s leading galleries at Frieze, 130 at Frieze Masters, over 1000 international artists. No sign of the Brexit-uncertainty and escalating political instability. No sign that Britain is in the midst of an economic and political crisis. Dealers did good business.

1 October 2019

Kara Walker At Tate Turbine Hall Plus Three Exhibitions At StoreX

Tate Modern has unveiled a monumental 13-metre-high fountain created by the American artist Kara Walker. Walker is best known for her thought-provoking investigations of race, sexuality and violence through the history of slavery,

4 October 2018


Has Frieze Become More About Instagram and Less About Art?

I’m what you could call a seasoned Frieze regular. I may have missed the first London fair but I was soon sucked into the great black hole of mega-international art fairs and beamed myself out beyond London to Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, not to mention the first Frieze in New York. Galleries […]

26 September 2018


Camden Arts Centre Partners With Frieze For New Emerging Art Prize

Camden Arts Centre has announced a new partnership with Frieze London for 2018.

7 May 2017


Frieze New York 2017 Lizanne Merrill Chooses Her Top Six Booths

Whether you reach the luxurious tent that is Frieze by waterway or highway, the art fair’s weekend home on Randall’s Island is as accessible as the art itself.

25 March 2017

Established London Galleries Vilma Gold and Ibid To Close Their Doors

Established London galleries Vilma Gold and Ibid are to shut their London spaces. Vilma Gold announced yesterday that it will close to concentrate on what they call “a new model of collaboration” with its artists. Rachel Williams, the gallery owner and director, who started the business alongside Steve Pippett in 2000 said they would “continue to work on behalf of the gallery artists.”

12 January 2017

Frieze New York Announces Edition Six For Randall Island Park

Frieze New York has announced the sixth edition of this international art fair held at Randall’s Island Park from May 5–7, 2017. The event brings together more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, showcasing an unparalleled program of ambitious presentations by today’s most significant international artists

22 September 2016


Museum of Everything Activates Two Brilliant New London Based Projects

The fabulous Museum of Everything is active in London again with two Frieze Week offerings. James Brett, one of the most energetic curators in the universe is collaborating with Jarvis Cocker, the Brit-Pop musician (who immortalised Central Saint Martins in his song Common People) in unveiling their latest enterprise, The Gallery of Everything, an offshoot of the […]

27 August 2016


Artlyst’s Bumper London Autumn Art Season Preview The Best Only

Artlyst is pleased to present our curated guide to the best London exhibitions premiering this autumn. A  number of exciting blockbuster, museum exhibitions, International Art Fairs, and the best emerging art shows are just some of the tempting offerings to expect. There is so much happening in London over the next few months, it is disconcerting but […]

6 October 2015


Robert Indiana’s HOPE Sculptures To Be Displayed During Frieze

ContiniArtUK announced the long-awaited UK sculptures and original prints exhibition by iconic American artist Robert Indiana. Don’t Lose HOPE will be the first Indiana exhibition in the United Kingdom for over a decade and will include previously unseen works. The unique exhibition of sculptures and prints marks a long anticipated celebration of Robert Indiana’s artworks […]

3 March 2015


Art Fair Fatigue Causes 7 Percent Drop in Attendance At Big Fairs

The best known art fairs such as Art Basel and FIAC are slipping in popularity. Skate’s Art Market Research have published statistics for 2014 which showed art fair attendance was down 7.2% compared to 2013. They reported a total of 1,032,729 people attended the world’s top 20 art fairs in 2014. The top fair was […]

12 December 2014


Art Basel Miami: Summing Up Superficiality In The Contemporary Art World

If you thought the Frieze Art Fair was the pinnacle of superficiality in the contemporary art world, Art Basel which took place last week on Miami Beach is its attention grabbing, celebrity obsessed, glitter sprinkled sister: part art fair, part Spring Breakers! This is what Frieze would look like if frequented by the excessively moneyed, […]

22 October 2014


Frieze London Final Recap: Dealers Prepare For FIAC Paris Launch Tomorrow

The 12th edition of Frieze London is a fading memory as many of the same international dealers prepare for the FIAC Paris  public launch tomorrow.  Many of the participating galleries praised this year’s Frieze  for energy and the new layout. This year, Frieze London brought 162 galleries from 25 territories under one roof with visitor […]

13 October 2014


Gerhard Richter Launches First Major London Gallery Exhibition For Frieze Week

New York gallerist Marian Goodman will at launch her eagerly awaited London Gallery on 14 October with an exhibition of new and recent works by Gerhard Richter. This will be Richter’s first gallery exhibition of this nature in London for nearly two decades. Consisting of over 40 works, with important bodies of new ‘Strip’, ‘Flow’ […]

8 October 2014


Latitude Announces Six Cutting Edge Brazil Galleries At Frieze London

Latitude is to present six leading Brazilian galleries  at London’s Frieze Art Fair next week. Highlights include Galeria Fortes Vilaça’s presentation of multimedia sculptural works by Peruvian artist, Armando Andrade Tudela, works by Portuguese artistic duo, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva and Welsh conceptualist artist, Cerith Wyn Evans who is currently presenting a major […]

19 September 2014


Turner Prize Nominee Angela Bulloch Exhibits With Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that a new installation by Turner Prize nominee and renowned artist Angela Bulloch entitled ‘Cipher of L.’ will be presented at the marque’s London showroom in Berkeley Square. The work will be unveiled on Thursday 9 October 2014 and will be shown for three weeks to coincide with Frieze Art […]

2 March 2014

Art14 Stakes Out Its Territory Somewhere Between Frieze and London Art Fair

I don’t really know where to start in terms of a review of Art14, as it seemed to me like it was the ‘best of fairs and the worst of fairs’. In part it was cluttered and confusing, with no apparent thread and overriding feel.  By the entrance one found high-end galleries of note, sitting […]

18 October 2013


Jeff Koons and Larry Gagosian Show Their Love For Frieze

Frieze is an international merging of art, power, money and celebrity. This photo released today shows two of the most powerful movers and shakers in the art world, artist Jeff Koons and his dealer Larry Gagosian. Artlyst has also released a vine video showing the sparse stand exhibiting only five works by Koons, a kind […]

17 October 2013


Tate Acquires Muffled Drums As Part Of Frieze Outset Fund

Four cutting edge works of art have been acquired as gifts to the Tate Collection thanks to The Outset /Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection. The Fund enables Tate to acquire works by emerging and leading international artists from London’s Frieze Art Fair. This year £150,000 has been made available for the […]

14 October 2013


Artist Mauro Restiffe Marks The Death Of Oscar Niemeyer at Frieze

One of the highlights of Frieze week in London 2013 will be the return of the Brazilian artist Mauro Restiffe with his new body of work, Oscar, a series of black and white photographs made on the occasion of Oscar Niemeyer’s death in December, 2012, at the age of 104.  Hearing suddenly that there would […]

30 September 2013


Tate Given Generous £150k Fund For Frieze Outset Purchases

Tate will announce details of the works which have been acquired at this year’s Frieze Art Fair through the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection at a special event at Tate Britain on Thursday 17 October 2013. The Fund enables Tate to buy important work by emerging artists for the national collection […]

21 June 2013


Beyond Basel A Final Glance At 2013 By Ilka Scobie

Barely recovered from Venetian art overload, we arrived in Zurich just in time for Galerie Eva Presenhuber’s dinner for Ugo Rondinone’s show, “Soul.” The Zurich show is a continuation of his stone tribe of humanoid figures, first seen in New York City’s Rockefeller Center and Barbara Gladstone Gallery.  A long time artistic hangout, the elegant […]

17 October 2012


Fiac Paris Leading Contemporary Art Fair Kicks Off

FIAC the leading Paris contemporary art event launches tonight in Paris. The fair combines pieces by emerging names with blue chip works by Picasso and other 20th-century best-sellers. Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain finally came into its own in the last few years attracting many of the important international galleries like Gagosian, David Zwirner, White Cube […]

1 September 2012


Tim Noble Sue Webster Nihilistic Optimistic New London Exhibition

Blain|Southern will present Nihilistic Optimistic, Tim Noble & Sue Webster’s first major solo exhibition in London since 2006, during Frieze week. Featuring six large-scale works, the show builds upon the artists’ sustained investigation into self-portraiture, further deconstructing the relationship between materiality and form which has been so intrinsic to their practice. Constructed principally from discarded […]

25 August 2012


Multiplied Returns To Christie’s South Kensington For Frieze Week

Multiplied will be returning to Christie’s South Kensington this October for its third consecutive year. Forty one international contemporary galleries will be participating, in what continues to be the UK’s only contemporary print fair. Once again the salerooms in South Kensington will be transformed, as a satellite fair,during Frieze week. The fair will be open […]

23 August 2012


Sunday Art Fair 2012 Returns During Frieze Week

The Sunday  art fair has positioned itself as a key fixture in London’s cultural landscape during the Frieze week corridor. This year SUNDAY presents 20 young galleries from 10 countries and will also feature SUNDAY School, an extended public programme of specially commissioned artist projects, performances and events. SUNDAY is the gallery–led art fair, a […]

6 May 2012


Why The Other Art Fair Provides A Real Alternative To Frieze

For a second year running, The Other Art Fair is hoping to provide a radical alterative to the established model of art fair by cutting out the gallery middleman, and providing a platform for emerging artists to sell work directly to art buyers. Last year The Other Art Fair wowed punters with its pointedly unpretentious […]

5 May 2012


Pulse Stands Its Ground During NY Art Week

New York has now proven that it can handle a corridor  of art fairs  and satellite events all crammed into one spring week. PULSE Contemporary Art Fair has been a leading event dedicated to international contemporary art, It runs from May 3-6, 2012, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Currently in its seventh […]

30 April 2012


Pulse and Frieze Prepare Their New York Face Off

Clash of the Diamonds… who will dominate the lucrative New York art market? This is hotting up to be the busiest fair season New York has seen in years. It is putting the Big Apple back on the map as the rightful leader of the international art market, as two International players Britain’s Frieze Art […]