Frieze and Frieze Masters 2021 Artlyst chooses twenty of the best


Frieze London got back on track this year, with most dealers giving their best. You could feel the excitement and “anticipation” of the audience and the vendors, many of whom made this release their first release in over 18 months. Frieze London was founded in 2003. The fair is one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs, focusing solely on contemporary art. It takes place in October at Regent’s Park, in the heart of London. The 2021 edition of the fair showcased more than 160 of the most outstanding galleries from around the world.

Artlyst picks ten from Frieze London 2021

Rose Wylie, The Shadow Turtle 2021, David Zwirner

Sarah Lucas, Sadie Colea Headquarters, Frieze London

Sarah Lucas, Rabbits 2021, Sadie Coles HQ

Pablo Bronstein, Herald Street, Frieze London 2021

Pablo Bronstein, left: 2021 hasp and padlock detail, right: gilded bronze security shutters installed on the former Topshop Oxford Street 2021, Herald Street

Chantal Joffe, Victoria Miro, Frieze London 2021

Chantal Joffe, Corona Flower 2021, Victoria Miro

Frank Bowling, Hauser & Wirth, Frieze London 2021

Frank Bowling, Hauser & Wirth

Gavin Turk, You Must Have A Giraffe 2021, Ben Brown Fine Art

Gavin Turk, You Must Have A Giraffe 2021, Ben Brown Fine Art

Yinka Shonibare, Goodman Gallery, Frieze London 2021

Yinka Shonibare, The African Library Collection, Goodman Gallery

Caroline Mazzolari, Platform Earth, Frieze London 2021

Caroline Mazzolari, Platform Earth,

Trix + Robert Haussmann, Herald Street, Frieze London 2021

Trix + Robert Haussmann, Lehrstück VI, Spiegelperspektive, Herald Street

Sam McKinniss, Monica Lewinsky, JTT New York, Frieze London 2021

Sam McKinniss, Monica Lewinsky 2021, JTT New York

Masters of the frieze

Frieze Masters, founded in 2010, offers a unique contemporary perspective on thousands of years of art history, from collectibles to significant masterpieces from the ancient era and from Old Masters to the end of the 20th century. The 2021 edition of the fair featured more than 130 of the most important galleries from around the world.

Artlyst chooses ten from the 2021 Frieze Masters

Christo, Colnaghi, Frieze Masters 2021

Christo, Vespa wrapped 1964, Colnaghi

Paula Rego, Marlborough, Frieze Masters 2021

Paula Rego, the grandmother 2001-05, Marlborough

Robert Cottingham, Waddington Custot, Frieze Masters 2021

Robert Cottingham, Fleishman, Waddington Custot

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Frieze Masters 2021

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Frieze Masters 2021

Paul Klee, David Zwirner, Frieze Masters 2021

Paul Klee, David Zwirner,

Wayne Thiebaud, Frieze Masters 2021

Wayne Thiebaud, Frieze Masters 2021

Richard Diebenkorn, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Frieze Masters 2021

Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled 1978, Stephen Friedman Gallery

William Scott, Richard Green, Frieze Masters 2021

William Scott, Still Life Green Edge 1971, Richard Green

Yves Klein, McCabe Fine Art, Frieze Masters 2021

Yves Klein, Untitled Anthropometry (Ant 59) 1960,

FN Souza, Grosvenor Gallery, Frieze Masters 2021

FN Souza, Grosvenor Gallery,

The show’s exhibiting galleries represent some of the most exciting artists working today, from the most emerging to the most iconic, and a team of world-renowned independent curators advise on thematic sections, making possible performance-based work and ambitious presentations by emerging galleries. The fair’s focus on living artists and innovative practices is also evident in the critically acclaimed Frieze Talks program.

Frieze London 2021 will once again be at the forefront of discovery, this year engaging the next generation of European curators who are reshaping the discourse around contemporary art today. Unworlding, curated by Cédric Fauq (chief curator, CAPC museum of contemporary art in Bordeaux), will present a selection of international artists whose practices revolve around the idea of ​​the outcome of the world as we know it. . This year’s show also sees the addition of

Editions, a new section featuring the world’s leading publishers of edited and multiples works by today’s most renowned contemporary artists, including Paula Rego, Yinka Shonibare, Georg Baselitz, Do Ho Suh, Julie Mehretu and more.

Frieze London coincides with and is within walking distance of its sister fair, Frieze Masters, in The Regent’s Park. Frieze Masters offers a unique perspective on the relationship between historical art and contemporary practice, showing works made before the year 2000, while Frieze London presents works created mainly after 2000. Reliant Frieze London and Frieze Masters , Frieze Sculpture is a free exhibition of major outdoor works located in the English Gardens of Regent’s Park at the south end of the Broadwalk. Clare Lilley, Program Director at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, will select and place the works again in Frieze Sculpture 2021. Frieze Sculpture is free and open to everyone from September 14 to the end of October.

Each year for the past six years, Frieze has welcomed over 60,000 visitors to Frieze London and Frieze Masters combined. These visitors included people interested in the art world, such as curators, artists, collectors, gallery owners and critics, as well as the general public. Some are visiting as first-time collectors.

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