Larry Amponsah - The Breeder
Larry Amponsah, in The Breeder's booth at Frieze London 2022.
The Athen-based gallery The Breeder presented an engaging display of works by Larry Amponsah, Ekene Stanley Emecheta, Luke Edward Hall, and Philippe Malouin.
A Royal College of Art graduate, Larry Amponsah took centre stage with his cutting-edge take on the medium of collage.
Niki de Saint Phalle - Galerie Mitterrand
Niki de Saint Phalle's voluptuous, brightly coloured ‘Nanas’ could not go unnoticed. Galerie Mitterand presented a selection of historical works by the French-American artist, ranging 30 years of her extraordinary career, with the revelling forms of the Nanas that have become her aesthetic signature taking centre stage.
Installation view in Galerie Mitterrand’s booth at Frieze Masters, 2022.
Galerie Mitterrand opened in 1988 with an exhibition of sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle and has since represented the artist’s work and collaborated with the artist's estate following her death in 2002.
Rachel Jones - Thaddaeous Ropac
Using only oil sticks and pastels on canvas, Jones creates vibrant canvases that question our long-held colour associations to fantastic effect.
Rachel Jones, SMIIILLLLEEEE, 2021 Oil pastel, oil stick on canvas, 250 x 160 cm
Leonor Fini - Loeve&Co
London's Masters Spotlight section this year was overseen by Camille Morineau, the founder of the Archives of Women Artists, Research, and Exhibitions (AWARE). The Paris-based Loeve&Co was one of the 26 galleries selected among the 150 that responded to her call for applications.
Exploring surrealist themes, Leonor Fini's work featured in a solo presentation in one of the three parts the Spotlight section was divided into, entitled “The Irreducible”.
Loeve&Co focused on Surrealist artist Leonor Fini, bringing together a selection of drawings, works on canvas and sculpture.
David Owens 2022
Sahara Longe - Timothy Taylor
The first exhibition with the gallery since the artist's representation was announced earlier this year, Sahara Longe's oil on linen paintings are a reflection on the psychology of social interactions featuring life-size, well-dressed human figures we can't help but lock our eyes with.
The rich and solid colours and stark backdrop only add to the curious feeling of looking at our bidimensional counterparts when walking around the fair.
Sahara Longe, Catch Up (2022). Oil on linen.
Heidi Hahn - Kadel Willborn
We were captivated by Kadel Willborn solo presentation of Heidi Hahn's oil on linen paintings.
Tracey Emin - Xavier Hufkens
It goes without saying, Tracey Emin is a Hang-Up all-time favourite, and Xavier Hufkens's stand featuring the Margate-based artist's work did not disappoint.
As reported by The Art Newspaper, the large-scale painting entitled Leave me in my Own Space sold in the region of £950,000 while, on the Frieze Week auction front, Like A Cloud of Blood (2022) sold at Christie’s for £2.3m. The artwork was presented by the artist herself, with the aim of raising funds for TKE Studios, her new art school and artists’ centre in Margate.
Tracey Emin’s 'Leave me in my Own Space' (2022) at Xavier Hufkens’s booth.
Grayson Perry - Victoria Miro
Victoria Miro's booth this year featured Grayson Perry's latest collaboration with Paragon Press alongside a special presentation in tribute to Paula Rego as well as works by Milton Avery, Hernan Bas, María Berrío, Secundino Hernández, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Chantal Joffe, Doron Langberg, Wangechi Mutu, Chris Ofili, Celia Paul, Conrad Shawcross, Hedda Sterne and Flora Yukhnovich.
Grayson Perry, Our Town on dispaly at Victoria Miro's stand, Frieze London, 2022.
A few more highlights, in pictures
Frieze London and Frieze Masters ran from Thursday 13 October to Sunday 16 October.
Bridget Riley at David Zwirner's stand and Andi Fischer presented by Sies + Höke.
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