Lyndsey Ingram and Tristan Hoare were delighted to collaborate on their first Frieze Masters presentation. The stand was originally planned to exhibit early work by the American artist Ellsworth Kelly alongside Moon Jars by Korean artist Kim Yikyung, known as the ‘mother of Korean ceramics’. Kelly greatly admired Korean ceramics, particularly the iconic Moon Jars, and our intention was to bring them together for the first time.
Following the cancellation of the physical fair, the decision was made to expand the show, combining ancient works from the collection of John Kasmin with abstract American post-war prints. Kasmin’s gallery showed many of these important artists in London for the first time. Our aim was to explore and develop a conversation between more ancient forms and the contemporary abstract language that emerged in America from the 1960’s onwards.