Frieze Masters 2016: what you need to see at the fair in London

The famous Frieze London this year caused a lot of anxiety due to changes in the program and political upheaval in connection with the release of England from the European Union. However, judging by the day of the preview, this year the event is more popular than ever. The artnet News portal has compiled a list of the most interesting stands at Frieze Masters 2016.“People poured in a continuous stream at the door of the pavilion in Regent’s Park. The galleries brought a staggering amount of work to Masters, and collectors are certainly ready to go shopping, ”writes columnist Ama-Rose Abrams.The visitor examines “Portrait Portrait - a realistic genre depicting a person or a group of people who exist in reality. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more of a young man in an open-necked shirt ”(1817) by Theodore Gericault. Photo:


The main event of this year was Rene Magritte's painting “The Empire of Light” (1949), presented at the Dickinson stand. The price is, to put it mildly, vague: "more than 20" million."Empire of Light" (1949) Rene Magritte at the booth of the Dickinson Gallery. Photo: This same gallery offers “Flower Eyes” (1944) by Salvador Dali and his version of the sofa “Lips of Mae West” (1936 - 1974). These two pieces are on the outside of the stand.Surrealistic works by Salvador Dali on the booth of the Dickinson Gallery. Photo:


The New York Mnuchin Gallery brought to Europe a whole range of contemporary works, including Untitled XII (1986) by Willem de Kooning, a magnificent drawing by Giacometti hung on the outside of the stand, Alexander Redder’s kinetic sculpture “The Red-Eyed Dragon” (1950) and Agnes Martin's beautiful little nameless design, made in 1961.Mnuchin gallery stand. Photo: artnet News

Marlborough Fine Art

Great expectations were associated with the works of Paula Rego, promised by the Marlboro Art Gallery. On the preview, visitors literally crowded into the stand, inspecting a series of drawings and four large oil paintings, including The Umbrella Pine (1985) and The Gluttony of Fish (1985). “A simple inspection of Rego’s work is always a breath of fresh air,” says Ama-Rose Abrams.
Left: Paula Rego's painting The Umbrella Pine (1985) at the Marlborough Art Gallery booth. Photo: artnet News

Dominique Lévy / Sprüth Magers / Mehdi Chouakri Gallery

Three galleries have joined forces to present this year an amazing stand dedicated to the works of Frank Stella. Here, along with the instantly recognizable paintings of this master, are the freer, more abstract earlier works. They pay a lot of attention, but the sculpture on display - only one.A woman looks at pictures of Frank Stella at Frieze Masters 2016. Photo:

Galleria continua

Continua also decided to devote its stand to only one artist - Daniel Buren. Having divided the space into sections, the gallery created an intimate environment for viewing the canvases. There was a lot of noise and discussion about this stand, so the gallery will certainly report on successful deals in the near future.
Left: a picture of Daniel Buuren at the Galleria Continua stand. Photo: artnet News

The mayor gallery

The Mayor Gallery demonstrates the monochrome reliefs of the recognized Dutch master Hell Dekkers. These works are extremely simple: in 1965, the artist abandoned other colors in favor of white. These exceptional forms in a fair setting look very attractive and are popular with collectors.Booth Mayor Gallery at Frieze Masters 2016. Photo: artnet News


Acquavella is called “the quintessence of the Masters,” and this year they did not disappoint. A gallery from New York sent works by Pierre Bonnard, Cy Twombly, a large-scale canvas by George Baselitz Spekulatius (1965) and two works by Lucien Freud - a small nude and an early drawing “Cacti and stuffed birds” (1943).Exhibits at the stand of the New York Acquavella gallery. Photo: This stand perfectly represents post-war, post-impressionist works and the modern period,
- what makes Frieze Masters a special event.

Hauser & Wirth / Moretti Fine Art

Philip Guston, Reverse (1965). Photo: Genevieve Hanson / artnet News Last year, these two large galleries merged and presented a winning combination of post-war and renaissance art. This year they decided to consolidate the success. Hauser & Wirth provided the work of Philip Guston, Marlene Dumas, Lee Lozano, Fabio Mauri and David Smith. Moretti brought works by Michele Tosini and Ventura di Moro.

Helly nahmad

Well, what is Frieze Masters without Helly Nahmad? Although its booth area is huge, there you can see three Pablo Picasso oil paintings - nothing more, not even a table. For each job, they ask for a considerable £ 20 million. The Frieze London fair will last until October 9. The main illustration is: