Our highlights from Frieze

Some quick reflections on Frieze…

We had to tear ourselves away from the eye-catching Portia Munsen, and an overdose of plastic pinks. Gary Hume was the perfect antidote: his elegant series of charcoal and enamel flowers was great and subtle delight.

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Gary Hume, Untitled, 2008/2011, Charcoal and chalk on paper, UV Perspex and enamel. Matthew Marks Gallery.

Hauser & Wirth’s display was almost too busy to get round but with artworks including Louise Bourgeois and Martin Creed it was worth the bustle. Initially overwhelming as there was so  much to see, the space rewards patience – the more we looked the more there was to see.

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Hauser & Wirth draw big crowds and demand attention with so much of interest on display.

At the opposite end of the stalls, Arcadia Missa gallery also shone through. Showcasing some excellent emerging artists including Jesse Darling, Dean Blunt, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings. We have a soft spot for anyone championing emerging artists but Jesse Darling’s March of the Valedictorians was a particular highlight. And round the corner, Jon Rafman’s Trans Dimensional Serpent made a spectacle of the observers, as they lost themselves in an artfair/horror virtual reality. In short, a thrilling collection which should not be missed.

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Visitors explore Jon Rafman’s Trans Dimensional Serpent. Photo Alex Lebus for ArtAttack

 

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