Frieze Masters

Regent's Park, London

6 – 9 October 2016

Visitor Information

Frieze Masters 2016 brought together several thousand years of art in a unique, contemporary context, with over 130 of the world’s leading galleries specialising in antiquities, Asian art, ethnographic art, illuminated manuscripts, medieval, modern and post-war art, Old Masters and 19th Century, as well as photography, sculpture and wunderkammer.

Highlights included extraordinary art objects and pioneering 20th-century artists at our curated sections Collections and Spotlight; a celebrated series of talks examining how historical art influences contemporary practice; guided tours of the fair, presented in association with Art Fund; impressive large-scale works in the Frieze
 Sculpture Park; and pop-ups from London's favourite restaurants including Locanda Locatelli and Umu.

Frieze Masters and Frieze London are both located in The Regent’s Park, a short 15-minute walk from each other.

2016 Opening Days
Wednesday 5 October: Invitation-only Preview
Thursday 6 October: Premium Day, 11am – 7pm
Friday 7 October, 11am – 7pm
Saturday 8 October, 11am – 7pm
Sunday 9 October, 11am – 6pm

Tickets for Frieze Masters 2017 will be released in July 2017. All tickets are limited and often sell out, particularly at the weekend. Booking fees apply.

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Latest Frieze Masters

Carol Rama, Le Amiche ('Friends'), (1951). Courtesy: © Archivio Carol Rama, Torino & Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin. Photo: Henry Trumble

'Saturated bodies of colour banging into each other'

Art Fund Curator Programme with Frieze, in session at Frieze Masters 2016

US and UK curators exchanged perspectives on museum culture across the Atlantic

Susanna Davies-Crook

From Ancient Egypt to Baroque Bologna to avant-garde Moscow, the works at Frieze Masters open up a world of stories

Head, shoulders and arms of a cult goddess or Korē (c. 520 – 460 BC). Photo courtesy: © Kallos Gallery and Luke Andrew Walker Photography.

'I think her ears are there to be whispered into'

Visitors are introduced to the exhibits at Frieze Masters 2016Visitors are introduced to the exhibits at Frieze Masters 2016. Photo: Mark Blower, courtesy of Frieze

Highlights from the fair

John Ogilby & William Morgan, A New and Accurate Map of the City of London, 1676, engraved map on 13 sheets, each sheet 40 × 51 cm 

From Ancient Egypt to Baroque Bologna to avant-garde Moscow, the works at Frieze Masters open up a world of stories

Robert Rauschenberg, Clay painting (for John Cage and Merce Cunningham) (1952/92). Courtesy: Luxembourg & Dayan

'It's the presence of the body on the body of the earth'

Frieze Masters 2016 - 'Akin to visiting a multitude of museums spanning the cultural history of the world'

Patrizio di Massimo, Self-portrait In Armour (2016). Courtesy: the artist and t293

'We are all fighting for something'

Nancy Grossman, Two Heads (1968). Courtesy: the artist and Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York.

From feminism to cosmic order, Menil Collection curator Toby Kamps discusses the prevalent themes of Spotlight

Drawing from Loendorf ledger (page 131). Lakota (c.1890). Courtesy: Donald Ellis Gallery.

'A grid for understanding the cosmos'

Visitor at Frieze Masters

Professor David Ekserdjian explains the purpose and process of his Bespoke tours at Frieze Masters