5 Things to See at Frieze London

David and I love art fairs and we are always so excited when it’s Frieze London. I first met Victoria Siddall at this year’s National Portrait Gallery gala when I was lucky enough to be sat between her and the Duchess of Cambridge. We hit it off immediately and ahead of its opening in October, I am so pleased that Victoria has shared with us all what to look out for—and why this year is truly a celebration of global talent. VB

“This year’s editions of Frieze London and Frieze Masters embody the exceptional, international spirit of London,” says Victoria Siddall, director of Frieze fairs. “We will welcome the most significant galleries from around the globe, across both fairs [who] represent art and artists from around the globe.” It was this innovative approach that brought contemporary talent like New York-based Kara Walker alongside Frieze Masters including Pablo Picasso and Sandro Botticelli. Both fairs start on October 3rd (and run through the 6th) and champion an international perspective on art.

“[London is] a city that is a meeting point for art, ideas, and people from all over the world,” adds Sidall. “The two fairs and Frieze Sculpture make Frieze in London a vital and truly global cultural moment in the city.” Below, we break down five things to check out from this year’s Frieze London and Frieze Masters fair.


Kara Walker

Check out Walker’s powerful triptych but make sure to stay for the new site-specific installation within the Tate’s Turbine Hall.


The Haas Brothers

The duo’s ceramic Accretions will be on view from the Marianne Boesky Gallery, but check out the brothers live in conversation at the Standard Library and Auditorium to hear about their intuitive take melding art, fashion, film, and music.


Sheila Hicks

At 85-year-old, Hicks shows no signs of slowing down. Her work will be the subject of a retrospective at the Hepworth Wakefield art museum next year, but at Frieze, her colourful and directional works will sit alongside pieces from fellow female artists Betty Parson and Maria Bartuszová.


Sandro Botticelli

The Italian (early) Renaissance artist’s last work, a Portrait of Michele Marullo, is on view and showcases his signature techniques.


Pablo Picasso

While best known for Guernica or his ‘Blue Period’, Picasso’s ceramics sit next to Roman antiquities for a modern mashup between old and new.