9 Mesmerizing Booths from Frieze Week

Image: John Chamberlain, "FIDDLERSFORTUNE" (2010), Gagosian Gallery.

London’s fall art calendar is in full swing with Frieze week at the helm. Both Frieze London and Frieze Masters are held in Regent’s Park, which is punctuated by public sculpture presented by Gagosian Gallery, Victoria Miro and Marlborough Gallery.

Image: Bernar Venet, 17 Acute Unequal Angles (2016), Blain | Southern.

This year, Frieze London places a heavier emphasis on painting than in previous iterations, with large-scale canvases dominating a significant number of booths. Frieze London’s “Focus” section, showcasing new galleries and young artists, offers conceptual installations from Galerie Sultana with an arresting multimedia display of textile, sculpture and video art. 2017’s new curated area, titled “Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics,” focuses on women artists active from the 1970s to the present day, with work by Renate Bertlmann and Judith Bernstein.

Across the park, Frieze Masters presented its usual rich variety of art, from ancient tribal pieces and works by Old Masters, to late 20th century art. Highlights include many works by living artists – one of whom was present as part of an installation itself. A slice of Peter Blake’s studio has been uprooted to provide an experiential booth, showing both process and eclectic clutter, including moving toy trains, which Blake is known to collect. Lucky visitors might also find Blake on the sofa (booth G2 below). Works by Old Masters, especially those at Johnny van Haeften, sold well on the first day.

Below, our editors select some of the best, brightest, and most captivating of the booths at this year’s Frieze London and Frieze Masters fairs.

Frieze London

Timothy Taylor (Booth B16)

P.P.O.W. (Booth B18)

Image: Suzanne Treister, “Software / Q. Would you Recognize a Virtual Paradise?”

Esther Schipper (Booth C10)

Image: Daniel Steegmann Mangrane, “Summer Clouds.”


Image: Tomas Sarceno, “Zonal Harmonic 2N 200/15.”


Travesia Cuatro (Booth G25)

Image: Installation of works by Charlie Billingham.

Frieze Masters

Ben Brown Fine Arts (Booth B13)

Image: Guenther Uecker, ‘New York Dancer IV,’ 1965.

Castelli Gallery (Booth C13)

Image: Installation of works by Robert Morris.


Image: Installation of works by Robert Morris.

Galerie Bernard Dulon (Booth C14)

Image: Tribal art on display at Galerie Bernard Dulon.

Waddington Custot (Booth G2)

Image: Waddington Custot transplanted approximately one third of the contents of the studio of artist Peter Blake into their booth at Frieze Masters.

Luxembourg & Dayan / Gio Marconi (Booth H1)

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