in Frieze Seoul , News | 30 JUN 22

Extraordinary Works from Medieval Europe to 20th-Century Korea: Frieze Masters at Frieze Seoul 2022

Discover masterpieces from throughout the ages, including illuminated manuscripts and iconic works by Henri Matisse, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nam June Paik and more

in Frieze Seoul , News | 30 JUN 22

Taking place from September 2-5, 2022, Frieze Seoul will feature a Frieze Masters section steered by Nathan Clements-Gillespie (Director, Frieze Masters).

Selected galleries will show art throughout the ages offering a unique contemporary perspective on thousands of years of art history. The section will include works from Old Masters through the late 20th century, spanning collectible objects to museum-quality masterpieces. Highlights include:   

The first retrospective of Egon Schiele in Seoul, featuring over forty museum quality works including oil paintings, watercolors and drawings. Schiele’s famous erotic paintings of women, portraits and rare landscapes will hang side by side. (Richard Nagy) 

A show of historically significant Korean artists of the 20th century, Quac Insik, Seung-taek Lee and Park Hyunki. (Gallery Hyundai) 

Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso, Femme au beret rouge à pompon (1937), Oil on canvas © 2022 Estate of Pablo Picasso, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Modern and post-war masterworks including paintings by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, alongside major works by artists Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alberto Giacometti, Keith Haring, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Robert Rauschenberg and Tom Sachs. (Acquavella Galleries) 

A group presentation of pioneering Korean artists including Ree Bong Sang, Po Kim, Ryu Kyung-Chai, Rhee Sang-Wooc, Haindoo and Ri Namkyu. Highlights include Nam June Paik’s Radio Man (1987), created in tribute to Joseph Beuys, and works by Yun Suknam. (Hakgojae) 

Nam June Paik
Nam June PAIK, Robot (Radio Man, Joseph Beuys), 1987, Mixed media, courtesy Hakgojae Gallery

A group show featuring world-renowned artists David Hockney, Anthony Caro, Christo, Leon Kossoff, David Nash and Alan Green, alongside works by 20th century avant-garde figures Naum Gabo and Kazimir Malevich. (Annely Juda Fine Art) 

A curated presentation showcasing postwar Japanese and Korean artists and their exchange, featuring Aiko Miyawaki, Yoshio Sekine, Kishio Suga, Jiro Takamatsu, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Kim Whanki, Lee Dong-Youb, Lee Kang-So, Park Seo-Bo and Yun Hyong-Keun. (Tokyo Gallery) 

Abraham Ortelius, Chinae olim Sinarum regionis, nova descriptio. Auctore Ludouico Georgio (Antwerp, Plantin Press, 1584), Hand-coloured engraved map, courtesy of Daniel Crouch Rare books
Abraham Ortelius, Chinae olim Sinarum regionis, nova descriptio. Auctore Ludouico Georgio (Antwerp, Plantin Press, 1584), Hand-coloured engraved map, courtesy of Daniel Crouch Rare books

A range of maps that illustrate the changing face of Korea in western cartography, which includes the first European engraved map of the country, published by De Jode in 1593. (Daniel Crouch Rare Books)  

Full list of Frieze Masters galleries

David Aaron

Acquavella Galleries

Cardi Gallery

Castelli Gallery

Galleria Continua

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

Les Enluminures 

Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books

Hakgojae Gallery

Gallery Hyundai

Annely Juda Fine Art


Richard Nagy



Tokyo Gallery + BTAP

Tornabuoni Art

Axel Vervoordt

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Andy Warhol, Troy, 1962. Silkscreen ink, synthetic polymer paint and graphite on linen © 2022 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York