has announced the participating galleries for Frieze Masters. Following acclaim for the first two editions of the fair, this year sees not only a particularly strong representation of galleries from the UK and US but also an ambitious global reach. Dedicated to art from ancient to modern, Frieze Masters will take place October 1519, 2014 on Gloucester Green, Regents Park, London, and is sponsored by Deutsche Bank.
Described by the Financial Times as Unrivalled among fairs worldwide for its quality, range, seductive displays and scholarly interest, Frieze Masters is a carefully selected presentation of over 120 of the worlds leading galleries. Taking place at the same time as Frieze London, the two fairs ensure that London is the destination for the broadest international art audience and benefits from a crossover between audiences of contemporary and historical art.
Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Masters, commented: I am thrilled with the selection of both new and returning galleries which promises for the quality to be even stronger this year. Exhibitors continue to propose exceptional solo presentations which make the fair such a great experience for collectors and visitors. This year weve already seen our first Frieze Masters Talk in New York, between Ed Ruscha and Ian Wardropper at the Frick Collection, and this exciting programme will continue in October. This year will see some excellent new exhibitors from the USA, as well as from countries around the globe, and for some of them this will be the first time they have shown at a fair in London.
The participating galleries will exhibit art ranging from the ancient era to old masters through to art of the twentieth century. Representing 19 countries, this year sees new galleries that include: Marian Goodman (New York), Paula Cooper (New York), Daxer & Marschall (Munich), Kunstkammer Georg Laue (Munich), Helly Nahmad Gallery (London), Pace Gallery (London), The Weiss Gallery (London), Ariadne Galleries (London), Craig F. Starr Gallery (New York); Berwald Oriental Art (New York).
Spotlight is a section of the fair dedicated to solo artist presentations. It offers visitors the chance to discover artists working throughout the 20th century, from 14 territories: Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Romania, South Africa, Spain, UAE, UK and USA. The selection of the galleries in Spotlight is advised by curator Adriano Pedrosa.