Factbox: Things to see during Frieze Art Fair week

Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:27am EDT
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(Reuters) - The Frieze Art Fair opens in London on Thursday and ends Sunday.

The annual jamboree brings the art world together for the week, and has spawned an industry of imitation events, exhibitions, gallery openings and auctions.

Following are details of some of the shows and sales being held in London this week to coincide with Frieze.


- Tens of thousands of visitors will pour into the giant marquee in Regent's Park as they do every year.

The 170 or so galleries are displaying art worth an estimated $350 million, and, since fairs are at least partly about buying and selling, the broader economic climate is a concern for participants.

The 9th edition of the show features new architects this year and those rushed off their feet can keep up by visiting Frieze Virtual on their iPads and iPhones.


- The converted power station on the River Thames boasts two major attractions for art lovers this week.   Continued...