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.

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‘It is a privilege to have a gallery and sometimes it’s good to remind one of that’ – Bruce Haines

Ancient & Modern, the gallery founded by Bruce Haines in 2006, has opened a new space in the West End, changing its name to Bruce Haines Mayfair.

The gallery’s first show is Ultramarine, a display of new paintings by the acclaimed British artist, Tim Braden. The exhibition is comprised of several large and medium-scale still lifes executed in acrylic and oil, presented alongside a hand-knotted abstract wool rug laid on the floor in the centre of the gallery.

I had the chance to talk to both Bruce and Tim about the opening of the new space and the exhibition.

Installation view | Courtesy Bruce Haines Mayfair
Installation view | Courtesy Bruce Haines Mayfair

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