The Best of Frieze London 2013

See more about the most talked about art, people and parties.


Bulbous-nosed orange traffic cones at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise


Jeff Koons’s immaculate sculptures, fit for an emperor (or a maybe just hedgefund billionaire) were the Fair’s premiere spectacle. (They even had their own security detail.)


This day in the life of adult film actors— in which hard-core content is intricately interwoven with Fast’s fictional explorations of childhood trauma, sex cults and marital breakdown—was surrounded by passers-by and open to the aisles, ramping up the sense of discomfit.


At Berlin gallery Arratia Beer’s stand Frieze Focus, Omer Fast seemed to capitalise on the disquieting feeling of over-exposure for the debut of his latest film, “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” which is set around the Los Angeles porn industry.


Within the Fair’s specially commissioned projects, Lili Reynaud-Dewar also toyed with notions of private and public. The gamine young French artist could be found, dressed in all-white, in her garish and increasingly grubby boudoir.


A fountain of black ink spouted from the middle of the mattress where Lili Reynaud-Dewar lay, reading aloud from Guillaume Dustan’s gay erotica, “In My Room,” as punters came and went, occasionally posing for camera phone snaps around her.


A dizzying round of dinners and drinks kicked off with Cyprien Gaillard’s celebratory bash for his exhibition “From Wings to Fins,” hosted by Russia’s most glamorous art patron Dasha Zhukova (pictured with Cyprien Gaillard, left, and a friend).


The rising French art star Cyprien Gaillard remained unphased as cameras flashed, looking casual in a denim jacket and woolly hat alongside his English supermodel girlfriend Lily Donaldson.


The Thursday night performances at David Roberts Art Foundation were the week’s must-see event, not least because word had got out that Kim Gordon would be playing with headline act, artist and musician Rodney Graham.


With the performers hidden, a moody wall of sound filled the space, as bodies tumbled and tussled in the desert dust in the clip projected on screen.


The rooms are outfitted with quilts by APC and the café has a real Jean Prouvé bench.


In a hitherto anonymous block on Shoreditch Highstreet, Ace has quickly become the place to be.


It hotel’s night-owl success though rests with Hoi Polloi, the in house bar and restaurant from Pablo Flack and David Waddington, the pioneering duo behind original East End art hangout.