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Art Season in London

Highlights from Frieze 2014

Frieze and its successful offshoot, Frieze Masters, have arrived in London’s Regent’s Park this week. Here’s what not to miss.

Fairs

Frieze | Regent’s Park

Along with its new layout courtesy of the of-the-moment duo Barber & Osgerby’s Universal Design Studio, this year’s Frieze introduces “Live” a dedicated section focused on performance. And, in addition to a phenomenal display of contemporary art inside the tents, don’t miss the Sculpture Park in the English Gardens where works from both Frieze and Frieze Masters are on display.

Francis Alÿs Untitled

Francis Alÿs Untitled (Study for “Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River”), 2006-2008. Courtesy of David Zwirner.

Pedro Reyes, Colloquium

Pedro Reyes, Colloquium (Conversation), 2013. Courtesy of Galeria Luisa Strina.

Haim Steinbach, Shelf with Kettle

Haim Steinbach, Shelf with Kettle, 1981. Courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.

 

Frieze Masters | Regent’s Park

Last year, the general consensus was that the 2nd edition of Frieze Masters overshadowed its parent. The jury is still out on this year’s show, which brings a lot of heat: There’s an idol from the Neolithic era, along with paintings by Paul Gauguin, Francis Bacon, and contemporary artist, Wayne Thiebaud.

Paul Gauguin, Nègreries Martinique, 1890. Courtesy of Jean-Luc Baroni.

Paul Gauguin, Nègreries Martinique, 1890. Courtesy of Jean-Luc Baroni.

Francis Bacon, Study from the Human Body – Figure in Movement

Francis Bacon, Study from the Human Body – Figure in Movement, 1982. Courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art.

El Greco, Portrait of a Gentleman, 1570. Courtesy of Adam Williams Fine Art

El Greco, Portrait of a Gentleman, 1570. Courtesy of Adam Williams Fine Art.

 

PAD London | Berkeley Square, Mayfair

While Frieze rages on, over in Berkeley Square, the bijoux Pavilion of Art & Design is open for the weekend, showing fine art, craft, and design from centuries BC to now. In one booth you may find a Mayan sculpture dating back to 100 AD while the gallery next door might have an early Andy Warhol drawing on display, or the latest design object by Hella Jongerius or Faye Toogood. It’s always a great mix, with the added benefit that it’s a relatively small fair.

Gemstone side tables by Hella Jongerius at Galerie Kreo.

Gemstone side tables by Hella Jongerius at Galerie Kreo.

1940’s Flora chest of drawers by Josef Frank for Svenkst Tenn at Modernity.

1940’s Flora chest of drawers by Josef Frank for Svenkst Tenn at Modernity.

Haim Steinbach, Shelf with Kettle

Moon, armchair by Charles Kalpakian at Galerie BSL.

 

Galleries

Tracey Emin | White Cube

Tracey Emin, Good Body, 2014. Photo: Ben Westoby. Courtesy of the artist and White Cube.

Tracey Emin | White Cube

144-152 Bermondsey St., SE1 3TQ

“The Last Great Adventure is You” brings together Emin’s most recent body of work, including drawings, paintings, bronze sculpture, and her now instantly recognizable neon work. Through November 16.

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Women With Cameras (Detail) 2014. Courtesy of Corvi-Mora, London; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles and The Modern Institute, Glasgow. Copyright: Anne Collier

Anne Collier & Marvin Gaye Chetwynd | Studio Voltaire

1a Nelson’s Row, SW4 7JR

In her first solo show in London, Anne Collier presents her series of photographs, “Women with Cameras,” which, like much of her work, examines how gender is portrayed in the media. Through December 14.

Also at Studio Voltaire, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is a surreal, otherworldly installation and performance series named “Hermitos Children 2.” by artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd in her current incarnation (she changes her name periodically). Through December 14.

“Negativeless” | Michael Hoppen Gallery

Large Flamingo, 2014 © Richard Learoyd Unique Camera Obscura Ilfochrome Photograph

“Negativeless” | Michael Hoppen Gallery

3 Jubilee Place, SW3 3TD

In this group show, Michael Hoppen Gallery delves into the earliest form of photography—that is, single photographs printed without negatives—with a mix of 19th Century daguerrotypes and contemporary offerings from the likes of Adam Fuss and Richard Learoyd. Through October 24.

Damien Hirst | Paul Stolper Gallery

Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates, courtesy Paul Stolper Gallery © Damien Hirst and Other Criteria, All rights reserved, DACS 2014

Damien Hirst | Paul Stolper Gallery

31 Museum St., WC1A 1LH

Hirst explores mortality and our dependence on the pharmaceutical industry in “Schizophrenogenesis,” a show of oversized medicine capsules, syringes, bottles, and Warhol-like silkscreen prints of various pills. Through November 15.

“What Marcel Duchamp Taught Me” | The Fine Art Society

Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, Photographed by Stephen White.

“What Marcel Duchamp Taught Me” | The Fine Art Society

148 New Bond St., W1S 2JT

Open since the 19th Century, The Fine Art Society has always championed British art—currently, it’s showing those with a much more contemporary spin. In this exhibition, artists like David Shrigley (whose “Sculpture of TV 1999” is pictured), Tim Noble, Sue Webster, Peter Blake, and Martin Creed pay homage to Duchamp. Through December 5.

Richard Serra | Gagosian

Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, Photographed by Stephen White.

Richard Serra | Gagosian

6 – 24 Britannia St., WC1X 9JD
17-19 Davies St., W1K 3DE

Gagosian presents large-scale works by Richard Serra at both of its London galleries: A five-foot long work on paper at the Mayfair space and four recent steel sculptures in King’s Cross. The sculptures are on view through February 25.

Alice Neel | Victoria Miro

Hartley with a Cat, 1969. Courtesy Victoria Miro.

Alice Neel | Victoria Miro

14 St. George St., W1S 1FE

We jump at any opportunity to see work by Alice Neel, the great 20th Century American portraitist, and at this posthumous solo show, “My Animals and Other Family,” the gallery brings together a stunning series of portraits of people and their animals. Through December 19.

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