18 October, 2022
Last week, art professionals and lovers all across London and the world gathered once more at Regent’s Park for the Frieze Art Fair, composed of Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Among them was London Trade Art. Each year, LTArt is thrilled to attend the London art fair to stay up to date on the latest trends in the art market. Here are some we spotted.
The dominant theme at Frieze, this year, was figurative art. Everywhere we looked, there were canvases after canvases of often bright, abstract paintings. One that stood out was David Zwirner’s highly sought-after super-realist painting of a birdhouse by Kerry James Marshall, titled ‘Black and Part Black Birds in America: (Yellow headed Black bird; Black Chinned Hummingbird; Ruby Throated Hummingbird, male and female)’, which reportedly sold to an unnamed museum for $6 million. It was also reported that Gagosian sold a series of large-scale paintings by Jadé Fadojutimi. The sales prices were not disclosed by the gallery; however, Art News stated that each work had been listed for £500,000.