Stephen Friedman Gallery

25-28 Old Burlington Street, London W1S 3AN
+44 0-20-7494-1434

About Auction House

Stephen Friedman Gallery was founded in 1995 with a focus on representing emerging, mid-career and established artists from around the world. Since its inauguration, it has been based in Mayfair on Old Burlington Street. Stephen Friedman Gallery offers a wide selection of artworks by leading artists.

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  • Art Fairs
    Frieze New York 2021: The Good, the Fine, and the Risky

    Mask wearing was strongly enforced at Frieze New York 2021. Image by The New York Times’ Krista Schlueter. Frieze New York 2021 wrapped up earlier this month. Beyond a few smaller events, such as the Outsider Art Fair earlier this year, Frieze was the first major art fair in New York City since the start of the pandemic. As those in the art world and beyond imagine what a new normal might look like post-pandemic, Frieze New York 2021 sets a strong precedent, albeit with a few contradictions.  Protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were in full effect at Frieze. Each ticket had a timed entry, allowing the event’s organizers to control how many people were in the venue at all times. Attendees had to show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to be allowed entry. Masks were also required at all times and security at the event enforced this rule. Most of the coverage surrounding Frieze New York 2021 mentions how even former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test to get in. Artsy notes that Bloomberg invested USD 75 million to fund Frieze New York's venue, The Shed, a sign of how no one was exempt from COVID-19 safety protocols. In some cases, unofficial side events were crowded with lax mask-wearing policies. Image by The New York Times’ Nina Westervelt. However, fewer outlets have mentioned the parties held before, during, and after Frieze New York and their more lax approach to the pandemic. The New York Times reported that the chief executive of CultureWorks, Josh Wyatt, held a 75-person dinner in the lead up to the fair. Each guest had their temperature checked before enjoying their meal and socializing, mostly without a mask.  “Our publicists, our H.R. people were like ‘Don’t do this,’” said Wyatt. With the benefit of some hindsight, CultureWorks’ human resources team may sleep a little easier. Less than a week after Frieze's conclusion, the CDC announced that vaccinated people could go as they please without masks or social distancing, with a…

  • Art Fairs
    The Armory Shows Kicks Off Its 25th Year With Expanded Edition While Part of Volta Gets a Plan B

    Charles Burchfield, Spring Vacation, 1915. Gouache on paper, 25 x 16 inches. DC Moore Gallery’s Armory Show booth, "Forgotten Nature," features Burchfield, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Claire Sherman and Carrie Moyer .DC Moore Gallery The Armory Show began with a VIP Preview on March 6 and is open to the public through March 10, 2019, with 198 galleries from 33 countries, bringing together an unparalleled presentation of modern and contemporary art in central Manhattan. Staged at Piers 90 and 94, the 2019 edition features a diverse breadth of compelling artworks—from new discoveries to historical masterpieces. (NOTE: About 60 Armory Show exhibitors were moved to Pier 90 due to unsafe structural conditions at Pier 92. As a result, VOLTA, a smaller sister fair to be held at Pier 90, was canceled. Nearly 30 Volta exhibitors will instead show at David Zwirner Gallery, 525 West 19th Street location and at 521 West 21st Street, in a generous, collaborative save that is dubbed the 'Plan B' pop-up art fair. Several more Volta dealers were added to Art on Paper, Pier 36.) Marking the fair’s 25th Anniversary and reflecting its heritage in New York, The Armory Show includes several exhibitors who participated in its earliest editions at the Gramercy Park Hotel, including 303 Gallery (New York), Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (New York, Los Angeles), Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), and Zeno X Gallery (Antwerp). Building on a strong contingent of international exhibitors, the 2019 edition features 63 new and first-time exhibitors, including A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro), carlier | gebauer (Berlin), Selma Feriani Gallery (Sidi Bou Said), Stephen Friedman Gallery (London), Antoine Levi (Paris), David Nolan Gallery (New York), Öktem&Aykut (Istanbul), ShanghART Gallery, (Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore), Sorry We’re Closed (Brussels), and Tif Sigfrids (Athens, GA). Throughout the fair, 88 exhibitors will present solo- or dual-artist booths, reflecting a strong focus on indepth presentations and curatorial approaches. A number of artists will make their New York debut at the fair, while several exhibitors have chosen to restage important historical works. In addition to solo- and dual-artist presentations, many exhibitors will devote their booths to presentations by leading contemporary women artists across several generations. Galleries (Pier 94), the core section of The Armory Show, features outstanding 20th- and 21st-century artworks in a range…