10 Works Under 10K From Frieze London and Frieze Masters

From Ryan Gander and Niki de Saint Phalle to Nike Davies-Okundaye and Jonathan Baldock, preview some of the more accessible works from this year’s London fairs, from the Viewing Room and on-site 

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Animal Guide, 2022

Silkscreen print onto Mitsumata Washi paper

47 x 33cm

Edition of 35, signed and numbered


Presented by Whitechapel Gallery at Allied Editions, Stand P5 at Frieze London

Emma Talbot edition of a figure with animal guide
Emma Talbot, Animal Guide, 2022. Courtesy of Allied Editions and the Whitechapel Gallery

The figure in MaxMara Prize winner Emma Talbot’s work is always faceless, serving as an avatar for the artist herself but also a figure that Talbot hopes that people might project onto as a kind of avatar for themselves. This poignant edition is presented by Allied Editions and the Whitechapel Gallery, all proceeds from the sale of these works directly support the Whitechapel’s exhibition and education programmes. Learn more about Talbot’s practice with our film about her Special Project at Frieze London, 21st Century Herbal, here.


On a spaceship, 2019-2022

Giclee Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – Photo Rag Smooth

40 x 50 cm

Edition of 30

£800+ VAT

Presented by Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship and White Cube
 at Frieze London

Edition composed of collaged elements of construction work
Ibrahim Mahama, On a spaceship, 2019-2022. Giclee Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – Photo Rag Smooth. 40 x 50 cm. Edition of 30. © the artist. Courtesy White Cube

This edition by Ibrahim Mahama features an image of building work in progress at Mahama’s Red Clay studio complex in Tamale, overlaid with archival imagery from a former state-run paint factory in Tema, Ghana. Initially established by the Ghanaian State in the period of post-Independence, the paint factory was privatised in the 1990s and later deserted. While setting up a temporary studio in the empty building some years ago, Mahama came across an abandoned trove of documents from the factory, which he then began to physically incorporate into his work. 

All proceeds from the sale of Mahama's editions will go towards funding the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship at the Whitworth. Learn more about the edition and Fellowship here, and purchase the edition here


Portrait of a blind artist obscured by flowers, 2014

Offset lithography on Fabriano paper

90 cm x 71 cm x 4.5 cm


Presented by STPI Gallery
 at Frieze London

Photograph of a man obscured by balloons
Ryan Gander, Portrait of a blind artist obscured by flowers, 2014. Courtesy of STPI

Composed around visual puzzles and unusually assembled objects, the works of Ryan Gander are catalysts for thinking, defying accustomed conditions and viewer perceptions (STPI Gallery, Frieze London, Stand C14).


Erratic, 2007

archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308

29.5 cm x 39.5 cm x 4 cm

Edition of 10

Under $5,000

Presented by Kerlin Gallery
 at Frieze London

B&W photo of a nude woman doing Vitruvian Man
Dorothy Cross, Erratic, 2007. Courtesy of Kerlin

In this photograph, a woman mimes Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man against a large natural sculpture: a giant boulder on the shoreline of Connemara, where artist Dorothy Cross lives and works. Learn more about artist Dorothy Cross’s relationship with the natural world with her artist film for Frieze London (Kerlin Gallery, Frieze London, Stand IN6)


Leaping Nana, Nana Power, 1970

Silkscreens on vellum paper

75 cm x 56 cm

Edition 115/115

Under $5,000

Presented by Galerie Mitterrand
 at Frieze Masters

Colourful figure
Niki de Saint Phalle, Leaping Nana, Nana Power, 1970. Courtesy of Galerie Mitterand

Niki de Saint Phalle was a Franco-American artist who began her career as a painter in 1950. Her work quickly moved towards bright assemblages, reliefs, and sculpture. She later became a member of the Nouveaux Réalistes group, and in 1965 began creating her curvaceous and flamboyant figures she called Nanas, wrought in various media (Galerie Mitterrand, Frieze Masters, Stand A7)


Masque III, 2021

Glazed ceramic

33.66 cm x 24.13 cm


Presented by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery
 at Frieze London

Ceramic pink ripple wall sculpture
Jonathan Baldock, Masque III, 2021. Courtesy of Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

Jonathan Baldock’s series of ceramic ‘masques’ exude vibrant hues and comical expressions: ripples of clay suggest folds of skin, whilst cuts and bulbous protrusions evoke features such as eyes, ears and nostrils (Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Frieze London, Stand D17)


Out of the Blue, 2019

HD Single channel video


Edition 2 of 5 (+1AP)


Presented by VITRINE
 at Frieze London

Film still of fake newsreader
Tarek Lakhrissi, Out of the Blue, 2019. Courtesy of VITRINE

Out of the Blue is Tarek Lakhrissi's most ambitious film work to date, commissioned and first exhibited at La Galerie CAC, Noisy-Le-Sec, FR. A Science Fiction short, the film takes place at a radical moment in time when our politically conservative era is at a threat of coming to an end because of an alien invasion – beginning with the kidnapping of the world’s CEO’s. Drawing on the rich writings of queer futurity, Lakhrissi avoids traditional apocalyptic narratives to instead explore the nature of transition itself and José Esteban Muñoz’s notion of the ‘threshold’, a juncture that the artist describes as “A space where there is utopia and possibility” (VITRINE, Frieze London, Stand H27)


A middle, 2022

wood, ink, string, aluminum

24 cm x 15 cm x 9 cm


Presented by Emalin
 at Frieze London

Mixed media sculpture
Daiga Grantina, A middle, 2022. Courtesy of Emalin

Daiga Grantina's sculptures investigate the encounters between materials and their resulting relationships of harmony and dissonance. Her abstract vocabulary uses forms from bodies and landscapes to create indescribable matter, a sculptural investigation of the formless and misshapen (Emalin, Frieze London, H15)


Reminiscence III/ Thorns, 2019

Brass Cast

18 cm x 13 cm x 13 cm


Presented by Saskia Fernando Gallery
 at Frieze London

Cast sculpture with thorns
Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Reminiscence III/ Thorns, 2019. Courtesy of Saskia Fernando Gallery

Artist, activist, curator and educator, Chandraguptha Thenuwara (b. 1960, Sri Lanka) is a luminary amongst contemporary Sri Lankan artists, serving as an outspoken commentator on the contemporary politics of his home country throughout his career. 

His artistic iconography often includes the lotus flower (a symbol of the mind rising from murky waters in Buddhism, now turned into a nationalist trope as the end of a lion’s tail), fallen bodies, barbed wire, barricades, canons and Buddhist stupas. Learn more about Thenuwara’s practice with his Indra’s Net artist video, produced for curator Sandhini Poddhar’s special section at the fair (Saskia Fernando Gallery, Frieze London, Stand IN9)


Marriage of the gods, 1982

Batik with natural dye

132.08 cm x 58.42 cm

Under $10,000

Presented by
 at Frieze Masters

Textile including various embroidery
Nike Davies-Okundaye, Marriage of the gods, 1982. Courtesy of Kó

Chief Nike Davies-Okundaye is an internationally celebrated batik and Adire textile artist. Born in 1951 in Ogidi, Nigeria, she is a prominent figure in the revival of traditional Nigerian arts. Adire designs traditionally incorporate cultural and historical symbols and meanings, combined into larger overall patterns that are recognized in Yoruba culture. The artist was initially drawn to the craft due to its cultural significance as a “woman’s art,” passed down by successive generations of women (kó, Frieze Masters, Stand S25)


Eternal Field, 2022

Polyurethane paint, steel shop-fittings

250 cm x 240 cm x 5 cm

Edition Unique


Presented by Seventeen
 at Frieze London

Abstract work of banded colours
Gabriele Beveridge, Eternal Field, 2022. Courtesy of Seventeen

Beveridge’s materials often derive from places of commerce, particularly those where we prepare and process our bodies, or more accurately where we pay others to perform labour on our surfaces. Display and presentation are persistent themes throughout her practice. The artist often includes found photographic imagery, cropped posters and promotional material found in hair and nail salons, alongside photograms, glass and other natural materials into her work. Learn more about Beveridge’s practice with our recent interview (Seventeen, Frieze London, Stand A15).

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Main image: Detail of Niki de Saint Phalle, Leaping Nana, Nana Power, 1970. Courtesy of Galerie Miterrand