Friday, 14 October 2011

Jolly Good Fun at the Frieze Art Fair

Rushing down to this year's Frieze down in Regents Park last night for the grand opening with Vogue Fabrics Lyall Hakaraia was quite enlightening. Now 'art' is in the eye of the beholder and Frieze crams in a lot of varied stuff, as Lyall said, 'It makes you wonder'. We did a lot of wondering, round in circles peering in close, standing back for full impact of the sculptures, paintings and various installations.

Bowie having a slash

Look at these huge blooms, look lovely don't they. We were quite taken with them, if you were going to buy these where would you put them, perhaps not suitable for a home...

We went in search of the bar, (no free drinks this year!) it was pretty busy and bumping into people was most definetly part of the fun. Straight away we saw Philip and Brix from Start shop in Shoreditch.

We like these sort of sculptures that look like they might not be actually be sculptures at all. I once had a tutor who did a reduced size supermarket carrier bag and the cleaners removed it much to her dismay!

This really is a sculpture

Neat and tidy... is this really a sculpture?

David Shrigley... relate?

This guy David Shrigley (left) is pretty famous for his poignant doodles, wonder how much this one is, he's always ready with a quip it seems and this one is spot on for the ladies.

So anyway see this little horse, well there's going to be a bigger one made and it's going to be situated as an outdoor installation, gateway to Manchester? (something like that).
My little pony

Grayson Perry (of course, I do believe)

We were very taken with this gold shirt with suggestive conch shell peaking out down below at  Sadie Coles' space. The lovely Pauline in charge took us around the exhibits - but this was by far our fave. 
At Sadie Coles HQ Gallery 

Moody Marlene inspired
I'm really into this painterly stuff and I came across a couple of portraits on our travels, wish I had some money as I'd snap this one up for my art collection. 

Mommie Dearest!
Giant wire coat hanger, gave us a lot of ideas, I'm intriqued as to how this might translate to the interior at Vogue fabrics, very intriqued indeed... as also this big old shiny plant sculpture (below).
Giant hyper real fantasy plant
Oh art lovers, this Frieze show is full of inspirations indeed, but then bumping into DJ producer Trevor Jackson put a realistic slant on some of the er, funnier installations... er what are these strange statues? Sorry not to our tastes either.

Anyway moving right along and ever in search of inspirations... we came across this Fred Butleresque cluster of sculpted metallic poms poms. 
What was the crowd like? I hear you ask, well we met some girls and they were on the lookout for some rich arty lads... think I found 'em here admiring this monkey sculpture...
Art lads!
Ok onwards and upwards, a few more bits and bobs...
Yoko/Lennon inspired
Yes, that's a real bird

Big shiny wall ball
And finally some classic stuff, tucked away in a corner I found a Tim Noble and sue Webster silhouette sculpture, they're doing a book signing on Saturday by the way...

Tim and Sues famous sculpture

Over at Lorcan O'Neills Gallery space, bloody hell a Richard Long mud circle!!!! Major dears....
Has to be seen to be believed!

Get down to Frieze Art Fair on till the 16th October...

PS... Later we went up to see Sarah Lucas installation up at The St John Hotel in Leicester Street, it's in the first floor bar.

1 comment:

  1. Love your take on Frieze.

    It keeps getting better and better.