Frieze Masters 2015, The Regent’s Park, London NW1, 14th-18th October 2015
Jan van Kessel,
Snakes, Spiders and Caterpillars contorted to spell the
Artist’s Name, 1657,
Courtesy of Johnny van Haeften.
Now in its fourth edition this fair hosts a hundred and thirty one historical and modern galleries displaying works from across several thousand years. So whether it is antiquities, drawings, old masters, illuminated manuscripts, books, Asian art, sculpture or modern art that draws your interest, you will certainly find something to engage you here.
Noli Mi Tangere ,c.1560
Maiolica, 43cm diameter.
Courtesy of Bazaart Ltd
Sir Norman Rosenthal has curated a new section entitled Collections and says of it: ‘Each of these eight presentations by individual dealers, spanning millennia, contain within them germs of ideas for exhibitions that could easily take place at any of the great public institutions in the world. This section will show that it is still possible, with both knowledge and love, to put together outstanding collections of art that demonstrate the highest level of creativity in all different periods of history.’
The Virgin Suckling the Child, c. 1530,
Oil on walnut wood panel, 85×58cm.
Courtesy of Sarti Gallery.
Returning from the Shin Yoshiwara by Moonlight, c. 1834,
Color woodblock print, 27×38cm.
Courtesy of Sebastian Izzard LLC.
Seated semi-nude with hat and purple stockings, 1910
Black crayon, gouache and watercolour on paper, 45×32cm.
Courtesy of Wienerroither Kohlbacher.
Head of a stylized anthropomorphic statuette
Cycladic art, c.2500BC,
White marble, 8×5cm.
Courtesy of David Ghezelbash Archéologie.
Going to Evening Church,1874,
Watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour, 30×70cm.
Courtesy of The Fine Art Society.
Unknown artist, possibly German School, early 18th Century
The World Turn’d Upside Down
Oil on canvas: 75 x 45 in. (190.5 x 114.3 cm.)
Courtesy of the Weiss Gallery