Frieze opens to kickoff an arts-packed London weekend

October 11th, 2007
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via Frieze

The highly anticipated Frieze art fair opened in London this morning, featuring 151 international galleries with several New York notables such as Marianne Boesky, Marion Goodman, Gagosian, Metro Pictures, Rivington Arms, and Salon 94, among others.  And it’s only the beginning of the arts events the upcoming week.  The prestigious fair coincides with several other art fairs as well as Phillips de Pury’s contemporary sale in their Victoria new location.Bridge Art Fair opens today as well, and will close on the 14th, same as Frieze.  Bridge will take place in the Trafalgar Hotel which has been transformed into a temporary gallery for an international exposition of mid-career artists.  Zoo art fair is a non-profit fair that will run from October 12-15, and is curated by David Thorp, Time Out arts editor Ossian Ward and Iwona Blazwick, director of Whitechapel Gallery.

Phillips de Pury will hold their Contemporary sale this afternoon at 4pm, as well as a sale of Howard & Patricia Faber’s collection of contemporary Chinese art at 7pm.  The collection includes works by nearly every significant Chinese artist to date, including Cai Guo-Quiang, Wang Guangyi, Wang Qingsong, Yue Minjun, and Zhang Xioagang.