Frieze

Frieze is London's primary Contemporary art fair which takes place annually in October in Regents Park. It was launched in 2003 by the publishers of Frieze Magazine, Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover.

The fair launched a New York edition in 2012 as well as a 'sister' fair for historical art entitled Frieze Masters in the same year.


The Ryedale Roman Bronzes

Yorkshire Museum buys Ryedale Roman Bronzes from London dealer with help from wealthy donor

15 October 2021

A hoard of Roman bronzes discovered by metal detectors and sold at auction by Hansons in May has been sold to the Yorkshire Museum.

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Brought out from a deep freeze

27 September 2021

Following two years of enforced online activity only, art fair makes its long-awaited return

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Frieze launches ‘pop-up gallery’ space

22 February 2021

Frieze is opening No 9 Cork Street, an initiative housed in two converted townhouses that will accommodate visiting galleries throughout the year with a focus on Modern and Contemporary art.

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Frieze Week goes virtual as 200 exhibitors prepare to participate at online event

21 September 2020

Usually the centrepiece of the London art market in October, Frieze has had to rethink the format of its two mammoth fairs.

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Frieze London and Frieze Masters fairs cancelled this autumn

14 July 2020

Frieze London and Frieze Masters fairs have been cancelled this year due to the ongoing issues relating to coronavirus.

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Towering sale during the recent London fairs

07 October 2019

An oil on panel of The Tower of Babel, 1604, by Abel Grimmer (1570-1618/19), offered at £1.35m by Johnny Van Haeften was one of the stand-out sales during last week’s host of London art and antique trade events.

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Pail Nash battle scene at Frieze New York

19 April 2019

'Battlefield' is among the works Piano Nobile includes in an exhibition of Paul Nash paintings at Frieze New York.

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British Art Fair dates changed to align with London Frieze Week

14 November 2018

The British Art Fair (BAF) is to coincide with Frieze London, running from October 3-5 at the Saatchi Gallery.

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London dealer to offer rare collection of David Hockney’s works on paper at Frieze New York

20 April 2018

London dealership Offer Waterman will be taking a number of early works by David Hockney to Frieze New York next month.

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Hauser & Wirth’s collaboration with TV historian Mary Beard recreated in Colchester gallery

20 March 2018

A gallery in Colchester is to host a version of an exhibition first staged by commercial gallery Hauser & Wirth last year.

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Art exports from the UK boost trade figures

11 January 2018

Exports of paintings and sculpture from the UK helped the country to reduce its trade deficit at the end of last year.

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Slideshow: London lights up for Frieze Week 2017

06 October 2017

Frieze Week in London brings with it a host of events. Here ATG takes a look at the events around town so far with a focus on fairs and exhibitions.

Frieze Week to move in 2016

28 October 2015

London’s Frieze Week, an annual high point of Modern and Contemporary art fairs and auctions, will take place one week earlier than usual in 2016, as the organisers of Frieze fairs have moved their dates forward to avoid clashing with the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.

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Frieze week auctions set £197m total

23 October 2014

The Contemporary art auctions staged during London’s Frieze week showed no signs of letting up as the bidding took little account of the stockmarkets that were nosediving at the same time.

Capital is hot for Frieze

20 October 2014

With some ten fairs, ten auctions and countless exhibitions, the jam-packed calendar of London’s Frieze week was as hectic as ever this year, all centred on the main event – the Frieze Art Fair staged in a vast marquee in Regents Park from October 15-18.

Fair directors step down to pursue new Frieze projects

26 September 2014

The founders of Frieze, Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, are to step down as directors of the contemporary fairs Frieze London and Frieze New York to “focus on developing new projects for the organisation”.

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Frieze Fairs help stake London’s claim as the world’s art capital

21 October 2013

Frieze Week, London’s annual contemporary art circus, means big business.

Frieze Week juggernaut arrives in London

15 October 2013

This week is Frieze Week in London, a flurry of fairs, exhibitions and sales including the opening of the Contemporary art giant Frieze London.

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Richter lights up market after lacklustre opening to Frieze week

18 October 2011

LONDON’S Frieze week opened with more cautious buying this year as concerns about the impact of the current economic turbulence in Europe and the US were much in evidence.

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Fairs see fewer early headline sales

17 October 2011

SLIGHTLY nervy might best describe mood in the opening days of the two big fairs in town last week.

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