in Frieze | 27 JUN 19

Amin Jaffer joins Collections

The expert in South Asian art joins Frieze Masters to co-curate eight themed displays of extraordinary artwork and objects

in Frieze | 27 JUN 19


Amin Jaffer, curator and writer on art and culture in South Asia, joins Frieze Masters to co-curate the Collections section with Sir Norman Rosenthal (independent curator). This year’s Collections section will bridge eastern and western artistic cultures and histories through themed presentations of remarkable art and objects. Highlights include:

Anonymous, A Monumental Figure of Amida Buddha, 11th/12th century, Heian period, Japan, Wood with traces of lacquer and gilt, 88 ×  × 71 × 49.5 cm, Courtesy of Gregg Baker Asian Art

A presentation of classical and modern Japanese art within the context of Buddhism and Zen philosophy, from 12th-century Buddhist figures to Post War avant-garde painting (Gregg Baker Asian Art).

S H Raza’s black-and-white monochromatic works, based upon Indian traditional forms, executed by the Indian artist in Paris from 1977-1996; placed in dialogue with antiquities (Grosvenor Gallery).

Laurits Andersen Ring (1854-1933), Evening, 1892, oil on canvas, 81 ×  × 123 cm, Courtesy of Van der Meij Fine Arts

An exhibition showcasing the breadth of North European art during the 19th century, from the symbolist landscapes of Scandinavian painter L. A. Ring, to the revival of architectural painting as seen in the work of Dutch artist Willem Witsen, to portraits by artists such as P.S. Krøyer, Denmark’s leading impressionist (Van der Meij Fine Arts).

Eileen Gray (1878-1976), Terrace folding chair for Tempe a Pailla, Castellar, 1930 - 1933, painted metallic structure with original blue and white fabric , 70.5 × × 48 × 76 cm, Courtesy of Gilles Peyroulet & Cie, Paris

A solo show of original furniture and objects by Eileen Gray, one of the most important designers of the 20th century and pioneer of the Modern Movement (Gilles Peyroulet & Cie, Paris).

Max Ernst's collage novels and the illustrated texts of J. J. Grandville presented by Sims Reed Rare Books, London.

'Visions of Ancient Iran and the Eurasian Steppes': A tribute to pioneering collector David David-Weill, showcasing works from a single collection. (Galerie Kevorkian, Paris).

Explore the Collections Presentations Here

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