Art Oktoberfest in London
It’s art Oktoberfest in London and being that I’m so lazy, I relish the opportunity to see as much in as little time as possible, especially in this town where everything is spread so far and wide. Frieze fair turned 14, the magazine 25, accompanied by a Phaidon book (surprise) as the German edition folded (when is last time you’ve read a copy, c’mon?).
Other changes afoot include a major investment, possibly up to 100 percent, by the Hollywood talent agency headed by Ari Emanuel of WME-IMG. In an elucidating article on the topic by Arnet.com’s Laura van Straaten, she quotes Emanuel on what the talent and event purveyor saw in a contemporary art outfit: “Art, media, food and compelling conversations that are leading the industry forward…a force multiplier.” A what? Leading a what? UTA, another talent agency, opened a space in LA with a Larry Clark exhibit. The show must go on, I guess.