Frieze Masters - The Highlights
The seventh edition of Frieze Masters takes place from 5–7 October, with two Preview Days
on Wednesday 3 October and Thursday 4 October.
Featuring six millennia of art history from across the world, including a strong
representation of Old Master galleries and Asian specialists this year; enhanced by curated
sections showcasing extraordinary objects and pioneers of the avant-garde.
Frieze Masters presents more than 130 international galleries showcasing an unrivalled range and
quality of expertly vetted artwork, from Old Masters and antiquities, to tribal and 20th-century art.
Eminent curators from world- class institutions advise on gallery sections and programmes, opening
up new perspectives and unexpected juxtapositions, in a contemporary environment designed by
Annabelle Selldorf. Opening for the first time with a two-day Preview, Frieze Masters coincides
with Frieze London and Frieze Sculpture in The Regent’s Park, together catalysing the most
significant week in London’s cultural calendar.
The 2018 programme is shaped by international curators, who bring unique perspectives on art
history and create an exceptional environment for quality and discovery. Toby Kamps (Blaffer Art
Museum, University of Houston) will curate Spotlight, solo presentations by revolutionary figures of
the avant-garde; alongside Sir Norman Rosenthal (independent curator), whose Collections section
will feature a new array of specialist dealers with extraordinary art and objects. Tim Marlow
(Royal Academy of Arts, London) returns to oversee the daily Frieze Masters Talks programme, this
year featuring women international artists in conversation with museum directors and curators.
World-Leading Historical and Modern Galleries
Continuing to expand the artwork on offer at the fair, new additions to the main section include a
significant number of leading Old Master specialists, such as Galerie Canesso, De Jonckheere,
Galerie G. Sarti, and Stair Sainty Gallery; early Chinese art specialists Gisèle Croës, modern
galleries kamel mennour and Parrasch Heijnen; and specialist in Indian painting, Islamic and
European textiles, Francesca Galloway.
The 2018 edition also sees the return of some of the world’s most important historical dealers and
galleries, including, among many others: Acquavella, Ariadne Galleries, Bacarelli Botticelli,
Colnaghi, Entwistle Gallery, Sam Fogg, Les Enluminures, Gagosian, Dr Jörn Günther Rare
Books, Hauser & Wirth, Lévy Gorvy, Johnny van Haeften, Kunstkammer Georg Laue and
Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze) said: ‘Following record attendance and significant sales at all levels
last year, I’m really looking forward to the seventh edition of Frieze Masters. This fair is de ned by its
extraordinary quality and breath-taking diversity and the fair genuinely offers something for
everyone, from the most knowledgeable connoisseurs to those who are new to historical art. We’re
thrilled to be welcoming more galleries specializing in Old Master and Asian art to the fair this year,
and as always the curated sections will be highly-edited places for discovery. The focus on women
artists in our talks programme and in Frieze Masters Magazine feels timely and exciting and creates
strong curatorial links to our programming at Frieze London.’
Click here for tickets to Frieze Masters