Josh Spero is covering Frieze for Spear’s Wealth Management. Here’s a taste of his daily reporting on the parties:
The Museum of Everything, James Brett‘s outside art gallery in Primrose Hill, has done a very good job of promoting itself, and anticipation was naturally high after the sensation it made last year, a free-wheeling yet carefully-curated show of recluses, the mentally ill and obsessive-compulsives. Of course there was going to be a queue – but around the block, with five hundred people in it? That was a surprise.
Even more surprising were the dressing-gowned neighbours who stormed in, screaming and ranting because of the noise. Now, the noise was definitely excessive for a quiet neighbourhood on a Tuesday night (the brass bands saw to that), but they did have permission from the council.
Peter Blake, who has guest-curated this year’s show, was wandering about at the front entrance, bemused by the crush as especially-aggressive bouncers manhandled members of the press and civilians alike. When I asked him if he expected such a crush, he said, Yes, he had. Now that’s confidence.
Frieze Diary (Spear’s Wealth Management)