The Frieze Art Fair came to London’s Regent’s park last week, showcasing some of the newest works from upcoming and established artists.
However, at £25 a pop for tickets, Ghostontoast and I decided instead to wander around the sculpture garden that accompanied the exhibition, instead of joining the long queues!
The variety of work on show was excellent, with diverse structures, shapes and colours adding to a fine autumnal stroll round the garden of the park.
My particular favourite was a big blown up balloon with Bert from Sesame Street on one side, annotated with the word ‘not’, and an image of a man who looks suspiciously like Jesus, labelled with the word ‘hot’.
It would have been great to actually go into the fair itself, and the high entry fee only goes to continue the view of art as an elitist interest that is not welcoming to outsiders, despite their wanting to consume and become involved, in whatever capacity they can.
The price was in stark contrast with the gorgeous surroundings of regent’s park, which was, literally, priceless.