Frieze And Frieze Masters 2021 Artlyst Chooses Twenty Of The Best

Frieze Art

Frieze London was back on course this year, with most dealers putting their best foot forward. You could feel the excitement and ‘antici…pation’ from both the public and sellers, many of who made this their first outing in over 18 months. Frieze London was founded in 2003. The fair is one of the world’s key contemporary art fairs, focusing only on contemporary art. It takes place in October in Regent’s Park, in the heart of London. The 2021 edition of the fair showcased over 160 of the most notable galleries from around the world.

Artlyst Picks Ten From Frieze London 2021

Rose Wylie,David Zwirner, Frieze London 2021
Rose Wylie, The Umber Turtle 2021, David Zwirner
Sarah Lucas, Sadie Colea HQ, Frieze London
Sarah Lucas, Bunnies 2021, Sadie Coles HQ


Pablo Bronstein, Herald Street, Frieze London 2021
Pablo Bronstein, Left: Detail of hasp and padlock 2021, Right: Security shutters in ormolu as installed on former Topshop Oxford Street 2021, Herald Street


Chantal Joffe, Victoria Miro, Frieze London 2021
Chantal Joffe, Corona Flower 2021, Victoria Miro


Frank Bowling, Hauser & Wirth, Frieze London 2021
Frank Bowling, Hauser & Wirth


Gavin Turk, You Must Be Having A Giraffe 2021, Ben Brown Fine Art
Gavin Turk, You Must Be Having A Giraffe 2021, Ben Brown Fine Art


Yinka Shonibare,Goodman Gallery, Frieze London 2021
Yinka Shonibare, The African Library Collection, Goodman Gallery


Caroline Mazzolari, Platform Earth, Frieze London 2021
Caroline Mazzolari, Platform Earth,


Trix + Robert Haussmann, Herald Street, Frieze London 2021
Trix + Robert Haussmann, Lehrstück VI, Spiegelperspektive, Herald Street


Sam McKinniss, Monica Lewinsky, JTT New York, Frieze London 2021
Sam McKinniss, Monica Lewinsky 2021, JTT New York


Frieze Masters

Frieze Masters, founded in 2010, offers a unique contemporary perspective on thousands of years of art history, from collectable objects to significant masterpieces from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century. The 2021 edition of the fair showcased over 130 of the most significant galleries from around the world.

Artlyst Picks Ten From Frieze Masters 2021

Christo, Colnaghi, Frieze Masters 2021
Christo, Wrapped Vespa 1964, Colnaghi


Paula Rego, Marlborough, Frieze Masters 2021
Paula Rego, The Grandmother 2001-05, Marlborough


Robert Cottingham, Waddington Custot, Frieze Masters 2021
Robert Cottingham, Fleishman, Waddington Custot


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Frieze Masters 2021
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Frieze Masters 2021


Paul Klee, David Zwirner, Frieze Masters 2021
Paul Klee, David Zwirner,


Wayne Thiebaud, Frieze Masters 2021
Wayne Thiebaud, Frieze Masters 2021


Richard Diebenkorn, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Frieze Masters 2021
Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled 1978, Stephen Friedman Gallery


William Scott, Richard Green, Frieze Masters 2021
William Scott, Still Life Green Edge 1971, Richard Green


Yves Klein, McCabe Fine Art,Frieze Masters 2021
Yves Klein, Untitled Anthropometry (Ant 59) 1960,


F N Souza, Grosvenor Gallery, Frieze Masters 2021
F N Souza, Grosvenor Gallery,

The fair’s exhibiting galleries represent some of the most exciting artists working today, from the emerging to the iconic, and a team of world-leading independent curators advise on feature sections, making possible performance-based work and ambitious presentations by emerging galleries. The fair’s focus on living artists and innovative practices are also evident in the critically acclaimed Frieze Talks programme.

Frieze London 2021 will once again foreground discovery, engaging this year with the next generation of European curators who are reshaping the discourse around contemporary art today. Unworlding, curated by Cédric Fauq (Chief Curator, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux), will feature a selection of international artists whose practices are centred around the idea of the undoing of the world as we know it. This year’s fair also sees the addition of

Editions, a new section showcasing the world’s leading publishers of editioned works and multiples by today’s most renowned contemporary artists, including Paula Rego, Yinka Shonibare, Georg Baselitz, Do Ho Suh, Julie Mehretu and more.

Frieze London coincides with and is within walking distance of its sister fair, Frieze Masters, in The Regent’s Park. Frieze Masters gives a unique view on the relationship between historical art and contemporary practice, showing work made before the year 2000, whereas Frieze London presents work created mainly post-2000. Connecting Frieze London and Frieze Masters, Frieze Sculpture is a free display of major outdoor works located in The Regent’s Park’s English Gardens at the south end of The Broadwalk. Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, will again select and place the works in Frieze Sculpture 2021. Frieze Sculpture is free and open to all from 14 September until the end of October.

Each year, for the last six years, Frieze have had over 60,000 visitors to Frieze London and Frieze Masters combined. These visitors included those with an interest in the art world, such as curators, artists, collectors, gallerists and critics, as well as the general public. Some visit as first-time collectors.

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