Freize Masters

From 5 to 05 October 2021

For tickets please see the website link above. Frieze Masters offers a unique contemporary perspective on thousands of years of art history, from collectible objects to significant masterpieces from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century. The 2021 edition of the fair showcases over 130 of the most significant galleries from around the world. Daniel Katz Gallery – Stand F05 - Frieze Masters Highlights 2021 We are delighted to be bringing a wide-ranging grouping of objects which reflect the breadth of the Daniel Katz Gallery’s inventory, taking the visitor from Antiquity through to the abstraction of the twentieth century. Highlights include a remarkable and finely carved funerary altar from the 1st century AD, with fascinating provenance. First recorded in the collection of the Mellini Family in the early 16th century, and then the illustrious Cesi family later in the same century, it was later acquired in Rome in the 18th century by John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, the great Antiquarian and collector, who housed it at Southampton House, Bloomsbury Square. Jumping forwards to circa 1400, we will be showing a rare and miraculously complete goldground triptych by the early Sienese Master Gregorio di Cecco di Luca. Not only of incredibly high quality, and of intense emotional resonance, the colours and techniques employed make this a masterpiece of quattrocento art. From a very different world, we will be showing a selection of paintings by the great enigma of 20th century British painting, Algernon Newton. An early masterwork, which happens to be his largest painting, and the star of the 1928 Royal Academy exhibition, we will show publicly for the first time since that exhibition, A Dorset Landscape, a capriccio capturing the atmospheric light and poetic beauty of Poole Harbour and its surrounding environs. Another Newton highlight, this time a war picture, records the famous Godmersham Park in Kent in 1942. The house of Jane Austen’s brother Edward, in the 19th century, which Jane frequented in her youth and inspired her to produce Mansfield Park, sits uneasily amidst a surreal and threatening landscape. The pregnant dark clouds loom ominously, and a portentous tree casts gloomy shadows, dominating the foreground, suggesting all is not well in Europe, and warning of the inherent threat to British country house tranquillity. Completing the artistic set is Barbara Hepworth’s unique hand-carved black slate multi-group sculpture, Six Forms on a Circle. An impressive example of her work of the 1960s, in which she absorbs ancient and Neolithic British forms and materials, and transforms them into very modern abstracted vocabulary, this totemic, beautifully polished and ultimately sophisticated sculpture is very rare, and was through such works that she cemented her international reputation later in her career. Accompanying this display at Frieze Masters will be beautiful works by artists including Auguste Rodin, Antonio Canova, Ben Nicholson, Bartolomeo Cavaceppi, Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash, Walter Sickert, George Minne, as well as works from the ancient, Romanesque and Medieval world. For further information and images, please contact: Tom Davies tom@katz.art or James Richards james@katz.art Tel. +44 207 493 0688

selected works