Frieze Art Fair has shut its doors once again after a successful seventh event, with organisers highlighting strong sales and attendance as clear evidence of renewed confidence in the art market this year.
The fair saw over 1,000 artists showcased, with over 60,000 visitors passing through the gates. There were some impressive pieces sold, such as the Louise Bourgeois sculpture, The Couple, which went for USD 3.5m.
This year was the sixth year that Deutsche Bank has been the main sponsor. As part of the Deutsche Bank Education Space, over 300 children took part in the artist-led programme of workshops and discussions organised with ReachOutRCA (The Royal College of Art’s Educational Outreach Team).
Pierre De Weck, member of the Group Executive Committee commented on this year’s fair, “We would like to congratulate the organisers of Frieze on another successful fair at which we saw Frieze take on an increasingly important role as a promoter of the latest ideas in contemporary art.”
“We are particularly excited about the success of this year's Frieze Education programme for schools, which produced some of the highest quality works by young people we've seen. The workshops have been highly inspirational and we have seen a real raising of aspirations and a strong realisation amongst the students of the opportunities open to them in the art world.” De Weck added.
The doors have shut on this year’s Frieze but will re-open next year as Deutsche Bank resumes its sponsorship. Frieze Art Fair 2010 will take place in Regents Park from 14 to 17 October 2010.