You can tell the difference in the London weather from one year to the other. In summer 2018, the sculptures in Frieze were sitting on a backcloth of yellow parched grass which looked like straw. This year they have been frequently washed down, sitting in a lush green landscape, reflecting the amount of rain in recent months.
Now the sculptures have gone and the grass in this English corner of Regent’s Park can recover over the winter months ready for next year’s exhibition of what has now become a regular feature in the annual arts calendar, a counterpoint to ‘Sculpture in the City’ in the entirely different urban environment of London’s financial centre.
A wide variety of artists were on show including some who have been here before, many – in particular Robert Indiana’s ‘ONE through ZERO’ and Ivan Argot’s ‘Bridges (We are melting)’ where interactivity with visitors was positively encouraged.
And, a work of art in itself, was the colourful Frieze Sculpture Family Trail for budding future artists or art critics to explore the sculptures available on the Frieze Sculpture website, illustrated by Nini Chakrabarti.
But, whatever you do, don’t lend your car to Zak Ove……he will deconstruct it and make it into something new.