Sculpture on Frieze Viewing Room from £7K to £1 Million

Discover a world of sculpture on the London 2022 edition, including a figure from 2nd-century Arabia and Grayson Perry's recent likeness of Chris Whitty's cat, plus immersive 3D experiences with Vortic

in Frieze London & Frieze Masters | 07 OCT 22

South Arabian 

Figure of a woman, ca. 3rd century – 2nd century BC 

Veined calcite alabaster 

18.11" x 5.31" x 4.53" (46 cm x 13.5 cm x 11.5 cm) 

$1m or above 

Courtesy of the Artist and Axel Vervoordt 

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Axel Vervoordt’s (Frieze Masters, Stand C5) Viewing Room juxtaposes a collection of 20th-century avant-garde art with a selection of high-quality antiquities. This beautiful figure represents a woman of means and status. Derived from Yemen, Qatabān Kingdom, said to be from Ḥayd Ibn ʿAqīl, the necropolis of ancient Timna, the carved likeness would have almost certainly been intended to adorn the woman's tomb, either as a testament to her earthly life or in hopes of assurance for a life hereafter. 

South Arabian

Roy Lichtenstein 

Profile Head, 1988 

Painted and patinated bronze 

36.61" x 22.52" x 9.49" (93 cm x 57.2 cm x 24.1 cm) 

Edition 6 

$1m or above 

Courtesy of the Artist and Castelli Gallery 

Castelli Gallery’s (Frieze Masters, Stand F3) Viewing Room features works by American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, one of the most influential artists of his time. The presentation focuses on works from the 1980s, a particularly rich decade in which the artist created works in a variety of media including, painting, collage, and drawing. 

Profile Head

Zhang Ruyi 

The Dry-As-Dust Island, 2022 

Concrete, rebar, steel wire 

15.75" x 8.27" x 5.91" (40 cm x 21 cm x 15 cm) 

Edition 4+1AP 

Price on Application 

Courtesy of the Artist and Don Gallery 

Don Gallery (Frieze London, Stand G8) presents works by Shanghai-based ZHANG Ruyi. Finding inspiration in everyday materials, her work occupies a unique space which reconciles artifacts, the industrial experience, and urban life.

Zhang Ruyi

Peggy Ahwesh 

Re: The Operation, 2019 

4-channel HD video on stacked CRT monitors, sound 

39.76" x 9.84" x 9.84" (101 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm) 


Edition 3 + 2 APs 

Price on Application 

Courtesy of the Artist and Microscope Gallery 

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Peggy Ahwesh’s pigment prints, video sculpture, and 360 degree touchscreen videos on view address issues of displacement, cultural identity, world events as portrayed by news media and the role played by our hyper-connected society (Microscope Gallery, Frieze London, Stand H4).


Chandraguptha Thenuwara 

Reminiscence III/ Thorns, 2019 

Brass Cast 

7.09" x 5.12" x 5.12" (18 cm x 13 cm x 13 cm) 

£ 7,500 

Courtesy of the Artist and Saskia Fernando Gallery 

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Featuring in the curated section Indra's Net at Frieze London, Chandragupta Thenuwara works comments on contemporary Sri Lanka. The artist's personal iconography 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), white vans (used for abductions during the Civil War), camouflaged soldiers, fallen bodies, barbed wire and Buddhist stupas (Saskia Fernando Gallery, Frieze London, Stand IN9).


Grayson Perry 

Chris Whitty's Cat, 2020 


18.9" x 18.9" x 7.87" (48 cm x 48 cm x 20 cm) 


Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro 

Experience in 3D on Frieze Viewing Room

Discover a recent sculpture by Turner Prize-winning artist and national treasure Grayson Perry, modelled on the pet cat of Chris Whitty, the government's Chief Medical Adviser. Other works in Victoria Miro’s (Frieze London, Stand C17) Viewing Room include a tribute to the late Paula Rego as well as works by Milton Avery, Hernan Bas, María Berrío, Secundino Hernández, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Chantal Joffe, Doron Langberg, Wangechi Mutu, Chris Ofili, Celia Paul, Conrad Shawcross, Hedda Sterne and Flora Yukhnovich


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Main image: Zhang Ruyi, Cured Column, 2022, Concrete, ceramic tiles, wood panel, metal, electric wires, 10.12" x 9.84" x 4.13" (25.7 cm x 25 cm x 10.5 cm), Edition Unique, POA, Courtesy of the Artist and Don Gallery