It's Frieze London's 20th birthday!
To mark the occasion, we open this issue with a specially compiled (and somewhat subjective) rundown of the fair's first two decades, in memories and moments. Amanda Sharp's reflection in that piece is a reminder that the intermingling of creative worlds has always been part of Frieze London's 'special sauce'. So, in this celebratory issue you'll find not only stories about artists, collectors and curators
working in the city but also designers and chefs, photographers and poets: and harder-to-categorize
talents, like Rottingdean Bazaar, who produced the marvellous, melty cover and its back-page coda. (Catch their show with Devonshire Collective in Eastbourne before it closes in November.) For me, it's
just this mix of positions and perspectives that makes the experience of Frieze Week in London so different, so appealing. And this unique energy is - just like each edition of an art fair (or issue of a
magazine) - the work of many hands, some more visible than others. This year, I hope they all feel part of the party.