Thanks to a friend I had a lovely day out with a ticket to Frieze Masters.
Asking gallery owners if I could take some photos of things that caught my eye.
They gladly acquiesced and these are the images taken.
‘The Asylum’ is based on a concept by Helly Nahmad, designed by Robin Brown, and produced by Anna Pank. The most impressive and talked about gallery showcase in the whole place. It’s about Jean Dubuffet and his obsession with the art of the mentally ill.
The toothbrushes in the case had names on them like ‘Napoleon’.
Opposite the installation was a choice selection of Dubuffet’s late work, which I love.
They are full of life and noise.
Isn’t she modern? Lots of fashionable black was worn by the wandering rich, looking a little bored / above it all. I was grinning like an idiot at all the wonderful work.
I fell in love with these works. Circle of Girolamo Forabosco c late 17th Century.
Here we have a Spanish impressionist, a sculptor who couldn’t stop sculpting little figures (housed in a typecase), a Roman head sans conk, a great bit piece of see-through blue, a Frank Auerbach (who’s paintings was everywhere, also how many drawings did Egon Schiele make? Is there a factory of pained thin men creating them as I write?) and a delightful Oskar Kokoschka.
So there you go, a mixture of the inspired, thoughtful, crafted and witty.
I am now fired up to make some art of my own.