- If you couldn't be there, here's the next best thing: Sotheby's Frieze Week Video Project and the Frieze site itself.
- “People come to London in October to find new artists, and that should be in the auction rooms as well as at Frieze."
- "Is art in some kind of reactionary, recessionary funk?," asks Art Salon.
- ARTINFO's rating of the best and worst booths. Predictably, all the site had to see in blue-chip works were $ signs. I'm so tired of primary market snobs thinking that blue-chips aren't worthy of a critique on the merits. The site's more interesting articles are here and here.
- "Frieze News in Brief" and "Solid Sales at Frieze" both from The Art Newspaper.
- The fair's hipster grass-roots section known as "Frame." Although this year saw a brand new satellite fair called "Sunday" for emerging galleries that don't make it into Frame, according to ARTINFO, Frame "remains the place for young galleries to flourish." Still, the stakes for participating in Sunday are not high ($1,600) when compared to the costs of a booth in Frame ($8,000), itself a fraction of an ordinary booth in Frieze. Overall, "the consensus among those attending was that Sunday was a worthwhile addition to the many events going on during Frieze week."
- The big fish and the fresh cash were Asian and Eastern European. Surprised? Hardly.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
LONDON. Another year, another Frieze Art Fair... and so much to cover! Here's a selection of the best links on the fair.