Art Fairs Descend Upon London for Frieze Week

From Old Masters to contemporary African art, many prestigious fairs will temporarily open for London’s Frieze Week. Frieze London and Frieze Masters—in Regent’s Park—will once again be the anchor event, but this year sees many other pop-ups worth visiting. There’s 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House, PAD London at Mayfair’s Berkeley Square, plus Moniker and Sunday art fairs kick off in the city, as well. …

Universal Design Studio’s Frieze London Architecture

A new entryway and restaurant reconfigurations at the art fair's pop-up home

As the art world shifted its attention to London last week, and descended upon the Frieze London art fair, many guests casually walked through the doors without considering the structure itself. For the fourth year in a row, design and architectural firm Universal Design Studio helmed the project. Also known for their work at Stockholm’s recently opened At Six design hotel and the Ace Hotel …

Painter Ryan Hewett’s Preview Exhibition at Unit London

A glimpse at the eerie, impressive work from the South African portrait artist

By Joanna Della-Ragione Muted color palettes, thick impasto and distorted features are all common elements of Ryan Hewett’s recent work, marking a new direction for the South African painter. Best known for his iconic portraits of notable figures from Winston Churchill to Warhol’s poster girl Edie Sedgwick, Hewett describes his week-long preview show at Unit London as a “stepping stone—traversing past, present and future.” The …