London’s largest free display of outdoor art is now open in The Regent’s Park, London, featuring more than 20 artists of international acclaim.
This year's Frieze Sculpture welcomes artists such as Huma Bhabha, Tracey Emin, Robert Indiana and Tom Sachs, each presenting new and modern artworks in monumental scale, all placed around the English Gardens of the Park.
The chosen works were selected by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and are presented in collaboration with leading galleries from around the world.
She says: "Sited in relation to the landscape forms and beautiful trees of the English Garden of The Regent’s Park, this temporary sculpture park, with works by prominent artists from around the world, promises to intrigue and give pleasure to the many hundreds of thousands of residents, workers and tourists who will visit the gardens over the summer months."
Sculptures which are sure to capture our imagination include ONE through ZERO in Corten steel by Robert Indiana, a monumental example of the iconic American artist’s fascination with the power of numbers; a pure white rendition of children’s storybook character My Melody, by New York-based sculptor Tom Sachs; and at over four-metres-long, a bronze figure entitled, When I Sleep, that is both touching and perturbing, by seminal British artist Tracey Emin.
There's also a full-size reproduction of a 1973 Jaguar E-Type Matchbox toy car by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz that speaks of childhood memories and questions value within art history, as does a large bronze by Pakistani-American Huma Bhabha with its references to ancient sculpture and recent sci-fi.
Frieze Sculpture is accompanied by a free Audio Tour by Clare Lilley in the new, freely downloadable Frieze Art Fairs App. The app is available to download at frieze.com/sculpture.