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Morning Links: State of the Art Edition

“Painting at Clark Art Museum deemed real Rembrandt” [The Boston Globe] “State of the Art” at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art “represents a serious effort to introduce contemporary art to a mainstream audience far from the rarefied galleries … Read More


Frieze London 2014 Reviews
Installation view of Lawrence Weiner's show at South London Gallery. (Also, a precise description of how many Frieze goers will likely feel by the end of this week.)

Don’t Sleep on Lawrence Weiner at South London Gallery

Sadly, it is impossible to see all of the art that is on view in London during Frieze and so, with each passing moment, decisions about what to visit get tougher. It’s Wednesday afternoon now, and many international visitors will be heading … Read More


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Untitled, 1989, at Capitain/Metro.

There Are Quite a Few Kippenbergers at Frieze Masters

The Germans are everywhere at Frieze Masters! Strolling booths yesterday, I started counting the number of Gerhard Richter paintings on view, but quickly lost count. Same for Sigmar Polkes, which were running a close second—maybe not surprising since his retrospective, … Read More


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The "bedroom."

Helly Nahmad London Stages 1968 Period Piece Booth

Sometimes, when covering an art fair week you just have to accept the fact that a lot of the work is going to be publicity for the various galleries, booths and auctions that you’re covering. But it is with no … Read More


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The booth.

Get Your Nails Done at Carlos/Ishikawa’s Ed Fornieles/Korakrit Arunanondchai/Oscar Murillo Booth

The Carlos/Ishikawa booth in Frieze London’s Focus section this year features three heavy hitters all doing fairly insane things. You should definitely swing by, especially if you’re in need of some nail decor. The first strange thing you’ll notice are … Read More


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Art Basel Miami Beach Announces Kabinett Section

If you’ve already had enough of art fairs with Frieze Week in London (it opened today!), well you’re basically out of luck because Art Basel Miami Beach is right around the corner. Today, the fair announced the participants of this … Read More


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London Auction Preview: ‘Dschungelbild’ by Gerhard Richter (1971)

It’s not always possible to know what motivates a collector to sell an artwork at auction, but estimates can provide a look into their thinking. Assuming the work is not being sold because one of the three Ds (Debt, Divorce, … Read More


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London Auction Preview: ‘Flowers’ by Andy Warhol (1964)

It’s not always possible to know what motivates a collector to sell an artwork at auction, but estimates can provide a look into their thinking. Assuming the work is not being sold because one of the three Ds (Debt, Divorce, … Read More


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At Werner's booth.

At Frieze, a James Lee Byars Performance Strolls the Aisles, Looking for a Buyer

No matter where you were strolling today at London’s Frieze Art Fair, a group of 10 young people wearing bright pink hats always seemed to walk by, performing James Lee Byars’s 10 in a Hat (c. 1969/2012) piece. Who was responsible? An … Read More


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Dancers prepare for the ballet performances that Nick Mauss has planned to run throughout the fair.

A Tour of Frieze London 2014

The 2014 edition of Frieze London has begun, swinging its doors open to VIPs this morning at 10 a.m. in Regent’s Park. It runs through Saturday. By noon the aisles were thick with people, on the hunt for a new artwork, an old … Read More


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‘Days of Endless Time’ Takes It Slow

A new exhibition tracks the dissonance between connectivity and solitude in the digital age Read More


Frieze London 2014 News
From the second floor of the collection.

Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch Open at Zabludowicz

“There’s lots of play on gender and sexuality,” a middle-aged British hipster explained to the two slightly uncomfortable-looking older ladies who, had this been a Monty Python sketch, would likely have been played by Michael Palin and Graham Chapman. (These … Read More


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Richard Tuttle's I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language. in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Dan Duray

Scenes From the Richard Tuttle Opening at Tate Modern

Openings at the Tate Modern are a lot like openings at the Museum of Modern Art except there’s no whiskey of any kind, whereas at MoMA there is never fewer than three kinds. “God that’s awful,” said a friend, of … Read More


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At Frieze.

Two Franz Erhard Walthers, a Classic and a Rarity, Alight at Frieze

As the aisles buzzed inside Frieze London this morning, a young woman in black pants, a black sweater, and black shoes was standing absolutely still on a sheet of metal in the shape of an L. Most people rushed by, but a … Read More