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Shoppers, Rejoice! 50 Paintings at Frieze London to Please Stylish Collectors (and Their Discerning Decorators)

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Shoppers, Rejoice! 50 Paintings at Frieze London to Please Stylish Collectors (and Their Discerning Decorators)
Secundino Hernandez at Victoria Miro's Frieze London booth

Founded by art critics, Frieze London is typically billed as a curator-friendly fair—a place where the art world’s highbrow contingent can browse the latest innovations while collectors, who can get their fill of easy pleasures elsewhere, fill out their annual quotas of thought-provoking art. This year, for whatever reason, the scales have tilted—particularly in the blue-chip aisles: visitors looking for tasteful, above-the-couch wares will exult in the sheer plenitude of abstract-leaning paintings, while people looking for something more gnarly to chew on may risk going hungry. (There are plenty of notable exceptions among the younger shops to the right of the entrance, which will be addressed later.)

For the big guys, it makes sense to please the decorators—at £70,000 for an average-size booth, Frieze London is the world’s priciest fair per square inch. As a result, there are paintings for every design scenario, from mirrored ones providing selfie opportunities (selfortunities?) to oldies in the AbEx vein to crafty textile extravaganzas to new examples from cerebral young artists who have evidently been persuaded to render their ideas in a two-dimensional, rectangular format. 

Some of these paintings are huuuuuge, as Donald Trump would say. Put them all together, and they might make a very classy wall indeed. Below is a copious assortment of paintings from the fair, arranged in a fugue-like narrative.


MARY WEATHERFORD
David Kordansky (Los Angeles)Mary Weatherford Frieze London

JANNIS VARELAS
Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna)
Jannis Varelas Frieze London

JOAN MITCHELL 
Cheim & Read (New York)
Joan Mitchell Frieze London

BILL JENSEN
Cheim & Read (New York)
Bill Jensen Frieze London

JIRI DOKOUPIL
Galería Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid)
Jiri Dokoupil at Frieze London

DAN REES
Mot International (Brussels)
Dan Rees best at Frieze London

AARON CURRY
Michael Werner (New York)
Aaron Curry Frieze London

ANKE WEYER
Office Baroque (Brussels)
Anke Weyer Frieze London

DO HO SUH
Lehmann Maupin (New York)
Do Ho Suh Frieze London

OUYANG CHUN
Shanghart (Shanghai)Image 48

SECUNDINO HERNANDEZ
Victoria Miro (London)
Secundino Hernandez at Frieze London

THOMAS SCHEIBITZ
Sprüth Magers (Berlin)
Thomas Scheibitz at Frieze London

ANNE NEUKAMP
Galerie Greta Meert (Brussels)
Anne Neukamp Frieze London

TOBY ZIEGLER
Simon Lee (London)
Toby Ziegler Frieze London

TOBIAS KASPAR
Galerie Peter Kilchmann
Tobias Kaspar Frieze London

JR
Galerie Perrotin (Paris)
JR Frieze London

ZHANG DING
Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna)
Zhang Ding Frieze London

PIETER VERMEERSCH
Galerie Greta Meert (Brussels)
Pieter Vermeersch Frieze London

JOHN ZURIER
Alison Jacques (London)
John Zurier at Frieze London

ETTORE SPALLETTI
Marian Goodman (New York)
Ettore Spalletti at Frieze London

PETER DAVIES
The Approach (London)
Peter Davies at Frieze London

ADAM PENDLETON
Pace (New York)
Adam Pendleton at Frieze London

KUNIE SUGIURA
Taka Ishii (Tokyo)
Kunie Sugiura at Frieze London

ROSE WYLIE
Michael Werner (New York)
Rose Wylie at Frieze London

ARMEN ELOYAN
Timothy Taylor (London)
Armen Eloyan at Frieze London

ALLEN JONES
Michael Werner (New York)
Allen Jones at Frieze London

RYAN MOSLEY
Alison Jacques (London)
Ryan Mosley at Frieze London

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG
Pace (New York)
Robert Rauschenberg at Frieze London

FRIEDRICH KUNATH
Blum & Poe (Los Angeles)
Friedrich Kunath Frieze London

EDDIE PEAKE
White Cube (London)
Eddie Peake at Frieze London

JOHN HOYLAND
Victoria Miro (London)
John Hoyland at Frieze London

ALBERT OEHLEN
Galerie Max Hetzler (Paris)
Albert Oehlen at Frieze London

YAYOI KUSAMA
David Zwirner (New York)
Yayoi Kusama at Frieze London

XU QU
Almine Rech (Brussels)
Xu Qu at Frieze London

GUNTER FORG
Greene Naftali (New York)
Gunter Forg at Frieze London

LOUIS CANE
T293 (Naples)
Louis Cane Frieze London

ALLISON KATZ
The Approach (London)
Allison Katz at Frieze London

KOUR POUR
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle (Munich)
Kour Pour at Frieze London

LISA OPPENHEIM
The Approach (London)
Lisa Oppenheim at Frieze London

LAURA LIMA
Galeria Luisa Strina (São Paulo)
Laura Lima at Frieze London

ALEXANDRE DA CUNHA
Galeria Luisa Strina (São Paulo)
Alexandre da Cunha at Frieze London

DAVID RENGGLI
Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Zürich)David Renggli at Frieze London
GUYTON/WALKER
Greene Naftali (New York)
Guyton Walker at Frieze London

RYAN GANDER
Taru Nasu (Tokyo)
Ryan Gander at Frieze London

SARAH CROWNER
Casey Kaplan (New York)
Sarah Crowner at Frieze London
SCOTT LYALL
Campoli Presti (London)
Scott Lyall at Frieze London

DUNCAN CAMPBELL
Rodeo (Istanbul)
better duncan campbell at Frieze London

— BONUS SECTION —

ALFREDO JAAR
Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg)
Alfredo Jaar Frieze London

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