'It instantly spoke to me and feels very relevant for our current times': Kim Jones

The Artistic Director for Dior menswear and Fendi womenswear and couture, shares his top five artworks from Frieze Viewing Room

in Frieze London & Frieze Masters | 06 OCT 20

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John Chamberlain, Crackedglassfermata
Presented by Hauser and Wirth

I have always admired John Chamberlain’s work and this is a really unusual, exciting piece.

John Chamberlain (1927 - 2011)  CRACKEDGLASSFERMATA  2007  Painted and chromium-plated steel  170.2 x 139.7 x 121.9 cm / 67 x 55 x 48 inches  Photo: Thomas Barratt  © 2020 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York  Courtesy the John Chamberlain Estate and Hauser & Wirth
John Chamberlain (1927 - 2011), CRACKEDGLASSFERMATA, 2007. Painted and chromium-plated steel. Photo: Thomas Barratt © 2020 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy the John Chamberlain Estate and Hauser & Wirth

Howard Hodgkin, Venice Sunset
Presented by Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert

Howard’s work is always about colour.  I have several pieces from him that I love.

Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017), Venice Sunset, 1989, oil on wood, 26 x 30 cm © Image courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert
Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017), Venice Sunset, 1989, oil on wood, 26 x 30 cm © Image courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert

 

Unknown, Tall Horned Bobo w. Funerary Mask
ACA Galleries

I grew up on the African continent.  This piece made me nostalgic for my youth.

Unknown, Tall, horned Bobo funerary mask, Burkina Faso, c. 1930  Carved wood with earth pigments and commercial bluing, indigenous fiber  65 x 13 x 12 in.
Unknown, Tall, horned Bobo funerary mask, Burkina Faso, c. 1930. Carved wood with earth pigments and commercial bluing, indigenous fiber. Courtesy of ACA Galleries

Eric N. Mack,  Capital Heights
Presented by Simon Lee Gallery

I love it; it instantly spoke to me and feels very relevant for our current times.

Capital Heights (via stretch), 2019, Mixed media. Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Eric N. Mac, Capital Heights (via stretch), 2019, Mixed media. Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery

Bill Viola, Small Saints
Presented by James Cohan

I like the scale of this work and I find Bill very inspiring.

BILL VIOLA  Small Saints, 2008  Color High-Definition video polyptych on six OLED flat panels mounted on shelf
Bill Viola, Small Saints, 2008. Color High-Definition video polyptych on six OLED flat panels mounted on shelf. Courtesy of James Cohan

Discover these works on the Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2020 edition of Frieze Viewing Room, opening 9 to 16 October 2020. Registration is open here.

Kim Jones is Artistic Director of Dior for the Men’s Ready-to-Wear and Accessory collections and Artistic Director of Fendi Womenswear and Couture.

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