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Interview - 14 Oct 2016

The art of London's arches

Artist Pablo Bronstein discusses the ubiquitous architectural form

The Frieze London campaign - its invitations, posters and signs - for 2016 featued arches in a variety of architectural styles, all found in London buildings.

They were selected by artist Pablo Bronstein, in collaboration with Frieze designer Amy Preston. In this video Pablo tells us what’s so radical about the arches of Hawksmoor's St Mary Woolnoth, and why the arch is everywhere in London.

For the Frieze Masters campaign, details of Sassetta's San Sepolcro Altarpiece in the collection of The National Gallery was selected for its many architectural arches. Elsewhere on Frieze.com, watch Dr. Caroline Campbell of the National Gallery discuss the the altarpiece and the rrole of arches ain Italian Renaissance art, and read novelist Ali Smith’s reflections on ‘the roof over the top of all the journeys’ from the latest issue of Frieze Week.