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Frieze Top Five: El Anatsui’s Tate Triumph, Anna Weyant's Cashmere Drop, And More

2 min read  ·  10 Oct 2023

El Anatsui at his studio in Tema, Ghana. Photo: New York Times

El Anatsui at his studio in Tema, Ghana. Photo: New York Times

**Welcome to our daily briefing. We are sifting through the news during Frieze Week, so that you can keep up to speed with the artists in the spotlight. **

El Anatsui, the Artist Behind Tate Modern’s Majestic Curtain

The veteran Ghanaian artist, whose monumental hangings transform the vast Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, tells The Times he had in mind the trans-Atlantic trade, enslaved people and sugar, which helped build London’s, and Henry Tate’s, wealth. (The New York Times)

A Look Back at Frieze 20 Years On

Frieze veterans recall the early editions of what was an upstart fair, which successfully channelled the buzz of the Young British Artists, with Jake and Dinos Chapman handing out banknotes. (The Guardian)

Female Artists Take Center Stage at Frieze Masters

Former Met curator Sheena Wagstaff has organized Frieze Masters new, all-female "Studio section", with the spotlight on Maggi Hambling, Mona Hatoum, Lucia Laguna, Arlene Shechet and Hyun-Sook Song. (Financial Times)

Five Must-See Shows

Tate Britain has a Sarah Lucas retrospective, there’s Nicole Eisenman at the Whitechapel, Avery Singer at Hauser & Wirth, and White Cube has a major show of Julie Mehretu’s work. (ARTnews)

Where to Buy an Anna Weyant Cashmere

If you fancy an Anna Weyant cashmere blanket, make a beeline for Studio Voltaire. Head to Frieze for more limited editions by major artists who are supporting non-profit spaces. (FAD Magazine)