London Art Fair
The first major fair of the year in town, London Art Fair is good in the way that it's not as exhausting as Frieze but still have enough to offer the visitors to spend an hour or two inside to discover the trend of the art market in town. A quick run around the venue revealed two interesting finds for this year's show -
We Think They Must Have Souls (2008) by Littlewhitehead
The Perfect Man (2010) by Littlewhitehead
1. They have learnt from Frieze Art Fair last year about multiple display of works by featured artist across the venue. Simon Fujiwara's Frozen City last year in Frieze had won great reviews by critics and successfully attracted visitors to walk through the whole fair to see his works, thus helping to bring a more consistent level of traffic to every stall. Sumarria Lunn Gallery has installed works by Glaswegian artist duo littlewhitehead in various locations. The duo is famous for their dark-humourous installations with life-size human figures, such as these shown previously in Saatchi Gallery.
Studio 1, Hallituskatu 7, Oulu (2007) by David Spero
Adam Hinton's series taken in Shanghai
2. Photo50 this year are showcasing 9 photographers and many impressive works can be seen in the most top attic area in the venue. Hopefully these few captures, together with the cafe, would make your feet go up a few steps to see these masterpieces. Our favourite among the 9 photographers is Scarlett Hooft Graafland from Holland -
Pentagon (2007) by Scarlet Hooft Graafland
More on top picks from the exhibitors in Part 2.
Further Readings -
Page: Official page for photo50 section of the fair
Page: Official page for littlewhitehead's works in the fair by Sumarria Lunn Gallery
Page: Official web for Scarlett Hooft Graafland
Page: Interview with Scarlett Hooft Graafland by the Telegraph, 08.02.2010Video: "Life Vividly Lived" Exhibition by Inishturkbeg including works by Scarlett Hooft Graafland
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