Frieze Masters, 2020
8th - 11th October 2020
Tristan Hoare and Lyndsey Ingram look forward to collaborating on a Frieze Masters presentation this autumn.
The two galleries originally proposed a joint booth featuring early work by the American artist Ellsworth Kelly displayed alongside Moon Jars by Korean ceramicist Kim Yikyung. The concept was born from Hoare’s expertise in contemporary ceramics and Ingram’s knowledge of post-war prints and works on paper. For each of the young gallerists, this was to be their debut presentation at Frieze Masters.
Following the cancellation of the fair in its physical form, this joint presentation will take place virtually. A fortuitous consequence is that the galleries are no longer limited to the footprint of a booth, enabling them to think laterally and create a wider conversation between important 20th-century American prints and three-dimensional pieces.
Their show has now broadened to display a range of objects, including an example of Neolithic Chinese pottery, a 17th-18th century ceramic Moroccan jug and a wooden Minianka sceptre from Mali, dating from the early 20th century. Many of these objects come from the private collection of the legendary London gallerist John Kasmin, who showed many of the American artists in his pioneering 1960’s gallery. In addition to Kelly’s lithographs from the early 1960s, important abstract American post-war graphic work by Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns and Donald Judd will be shown alongside these pieces.