Frieze and Fiac 2014

Frieze London was a culture clash of old vs. new. Kind of like London itself.

Standout new works from Frieze's Focus section were Erica Baum's folded dog-tag Stills at Bureau, and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy's new paintings at Freedman Fitzpatrick.

Other more established gems include Sugimoto's Northern Spruce at Pace London, the Mono-ha booth, specifically the work of Kiyoji Otsuji at Taka Ishii Gallery, and the new photographs by Andrew Dadson at Galleria Franco Noero

Also, Walead Beshty's A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench  at the Barbican was incredible. (pictured below). 

A couple of non-art related discoveries were the Queen's Head & Artichoke for a post-fair pint and tapas, and Spiritland, the newly opened-yet-temporary Japanese inspired listening room where Franz Ferdinand were just hanging out...playing records... as they do.  

Thanks for all the love, London. I'm headed to FIAC this week. See you soon.