Frieze Wrap: London Fair Excites Despite Brexit Fears

LONDON — Frieze Art fever has swept through London with gallerists undaunted by showing in a country that’s heading out of the European Union, while fashion brands, designers and retailers such as Etro, Christopher Kane, Bally and Moda Operandi took full advantage of the buzzy moment in the British capital.
Under the Frieze tents in Regent’s Park, international gallery owners said it’s important to be present at the fair, which began on Thursday and runs through Sunday. Gallerists said they see the event as an important sales generator and a window to an international clientele.
Astrid Hamm, senior director of the Berlin-based gallery Eigen + Art, said Frieze is one of the few fairs in which the gallery chooses to take part, as it provides a strong platform to build young artists’ reputations and generate sales.
“We’ve been here since the beginning, when it was literally freezing because they hadn’t figured out the heating system yet. It’s an international crowd, with French buyers coming for the weekend as well as international ones. We had a strong start on Thursday, meeting key Chinese and Indian collectors,” said Hamm.
This year the gallery chose to showcase the work of young British artists Tom Anholt and Ross

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