London has been dominated by the biggest contemporary carnival, Frieze London, for over fifteen years – the place to see and be seen taking in all that the international art world has to offer. Six years ago it was joined by its sister fair Frieze Masters, which bridges the gap between ancient and mid-century, making the double Frieze Fair phenomenon a force to be reckoned with every October.
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The mighty Frieze London and Frieze Masters art fairs have reigned over the London art calendar for years. On one side is Frieze London with 160 galleries from over 25 different countries featuring contemporary art. Then across the other side is Frieze Masters: a sister fair which joined the party a couple of years ago to bridge that gap between ancient and mid-century art.
London is home to some of the greatest public sculptures in the world. From medieval masterpieces to heart-wrenching war memorials and stunning contemporary pieces, London’s got it all. Now we want you to decide on your favourite. You get to have the final say on what London’s best public sculpture is. Love Landseer’s lions? Potty for Paolozzi?
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We're excited. Are you excited? Not only is London's poor attempt at summer nearly over, there's a wave of new art shows coming to town and, to state the obvious, they're all a massive deal. From Picasso and his portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, to the critic-whirlwinding Turner Prize at Tate Britain, here are five autumnal art shows that definitely won't disappoint.
If you think you've exhausted the London art scene, it may be time to escape town for one of these exhibitions, which are just a train journey away from the capital. Pack a picnic, head to the coast or into the countryside and we guarantee you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.
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