Ming Smith Featured in Christie's

Ming Smith

America Seen Through Stars and Stripes, New York City, New York, 1976 

gelatin silver print

By Malcolm Cossons

 

 

If art is an exercise of the human imagination, it can also be an exercise in, well, exercise. Frieze London and Frieze Masters (3–6 October) cover 40,000 square metres over two sites in Regent’s Park, housing 287 galleries which will welcome around 60,000 visitors. While only encompassing a fraction of the numerous works on view, this walking tour through both fairs is a round-up of this year’s highlights, which also makes a healthy donation to your daily step count.

 

Frieze Masters

 

The end wall of the tent houses this year’s Spotlight section, curated by Laura Hoptman from The Drawing Center, New York. Twenty-four galleries feature solo presentations by ground-breaking 20th-century artists, including, at Jenkins Johnson Gallery (H14), Ming Smith, the first African American female photographer to have her work acquired by the Museum of Modern Art.