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Which art fair should you go to this week?

Posted at 2:15 pm, October 15, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Victoria Browne
©Victoria Browne, Swarm

As the busiest week in the art calendar gets under way, let us help you find the fair that’s right for you – whether you want to start a collection or just window shop.

BEST FOR: Starting a collection
Organised by the prominent Christie’s auction house, this free fair caters to every collector by focusing on editioned works, offering reasonable limited prints to rare multiples.
Christie’s South Kensington, SW7 3LD. Fri Oct 17  Mon Oct 20. Free. 

frieze masters

BEST FOR: Fans of old school art
In the market for a Hogarth print or an El Greco painting? Then this is the fair for you, with 120 galleries selling historically exquisite work.
Regent’s Park, NW1 4HA. Wed Oct 15  Sun Oct 19. £33, £24 concs, £15 after 5pm, £50 joint ticket with Frieze London.


BEST FOR: Design buffs
This stylish fair gives the Ideal Home Show a run for its money. With decorative art and design classics, it’s the place to find modern masterpieces by the likes of José Zanine Caldas (chair pictured).
Berkeley Square, W1J 6ES. Wed Oct 15  Sun Oct 19. £20, £10 concs, free under 15s.

©Paul Friedlander

BEST FOR: Moving you
Expand your mind and enhance your art-fair experience at this multimedia bonanza of art in motion.
Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QL. Thu Oct 16  Sun Oct 19. £16, £12 adv, £10 concs, free under 5s.

frieze london

BEST FOR: splashing your cash
With over 160 galleries, a new ‘Live’ section dedicated to performance-based projects and the free Sculpture Park that will include Yayoi Kusama’s giant pumpkins, Frieze London continues to rule the art-fair roost.
Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR. Wed Oct 15 Sat Oct 18. £33, £24 concs, £15 after 5pm, £50 joint ticket with Masters.

© Luca Barausse
© Luca Barausse

BEST FOR: Street art
Think outside the gallery at this fair with street-art tours and a mural project curated by 13_Thirteen.
Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QL. Thu Oct 16  Sun Oct 19. £8, £4 concs (joint ticket with The Other Art Fair).

Romuald Hazoumè
© Romuald Hazoumè
BEST FOR: Discovering African art
After the success of its first year, the contemporary African art fair returns with work from over 100 artists including Romuald Hazoumè.
Somerset House, WC2R 1LA. Thu Oct 16.  Sun Oct 19. £15, £7 concs, £30 four-day pass.

Petit Larousse 1952
© Petit Larousse 1952

BEST FOR: Cutting out the middle man
Find the art stars of tomorrow like Alexander Korzer- Robinson at this artist-led fair.
Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QL. Thu Oct 16  Sun Oct 19. £8, £4 concs (joint ticket with Moniker).

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