For those who find the
Frieze London scene a befuddling pool of noisy work,
shark-like dealers and naïve collectors, it might be about
switching direction and heading to Frieze Masters.
Also held in The Regent's Park,
Frieze Masters delivers historical work (from the ancient
era to old masters to the late C20th) from over 120 of the world's
leading galleries, including Marlborough Fine Art, Helly Nahmad
Gallery and Thomas Dane.
For eager art swots, private tours can be arranged or there's a
range of talks including 'Collecting Beyond Contemporary' - chaired
by Wim Pijbes, Director of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum or British
artist and ceramicist Edmund de Waal in conversation with Paulus
There's appropriately posh grub from Michelin starred Locanda
Locatelli or top Japanese restaurant Umu, a welcome pause whilst
considering the often museum-quality works by Picasso, Rubens,
Bacon and Degas… to be admired before they disappear into the deep,
dark rabbit hole of private collections.
Frieze Masters, The Regent's Park, Wednesday 15th October -
Sunday 19th October
Frieze Masters offered all Vanity Fair A-List
subscribers the chance to win 2 tickets to Frieze Masters on Friday
18th October including 2 tote bags, 2 copies of Frieze Masters
Magazine and 2 tickets to Edmund de Waal in conversation with
Paulus Rainer (at 3pm). Don't miss out on future
offers, sign up
to the A-List.