Last night, The Arts Club swung open its members-only doors to let in the best of the art world for a red-hot party hosted with the Evening Standard.
The event, an annual fixture on the Frieze calendar, drew in an international hub of artists and art critics, collectors and gallerists. Designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick spoke with the Standard’s art editor Nancy Durrant, while artists Conrad Shawcross, Philip Colbert and Shezad Dawood set to mingling, eyeing up the tuna and avocado rolls roaming the room, and clinking cocktails crafted by Cîroc and Tanqueray.
Fashion designer Peter Dundas and partner Evangelo Bousis made an appearance, along with Mumford & Sons’ Ted Dwane and Princess Alia Al-Senussi. Entertainment was provided by electo-dance DJs Seth Troxler, who cut his teeth at Glastonbury and Tomorrowland, and Bas Ibellini, who took to the decks.
Frieze London, which opened yesterday, is one of the most influential fairs in the world of contemporary art. Running until October 17, guests will be browsing the cutting edge of the creative industry, in a vast space that springs up year-on-year in Regent’s Park. For the 2021 edition, more than 160 galleries have set up shop to show their creations.
Wind through though the Frieze sculpture garden outside, which is free for all to visit, and you’ll find Frieze Masters, a separate affair housing works made pre-2000. One for the more traditional.
Frieze Art Fair is at Regent’s Park until Sunday frieze.com/fairs