Frieze (magazine)
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Frieze Magazine
CategoriesArt magazine
Frequency8 per year
FounderAmanda Sharp
Matthew Slotover
Tom Gidley
First issue 1991 (1991-month)
CompanyFrieze Publishing Ltd.
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

frieze is a contemporary art magazine, published eight times a year from London.[1][2][3]


frieze was founded in 1991[4] by Frieze Art Fair founders Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover with artist Tom Gidley.[2][3] When frieze began both Sharp and Slotover served as editors, but ceased direct involvement in editorial decisions in 2001. In 2003, the year that Frieze Art Fair was founded, Sharp and Slotover assumed the roles of Publishing Directors of the magazine, and Directors of the fair.[3] Sharp and Slotover maintain the overall direction of both the art fair and the magazine, but editorial decisions are made by the editors Jörg Heiser, Jennifer Higgie and Dan Fox.[5] In 2008, for the first time the talks programme at Frieze Art Fair was organised by the magazine editors.

In 2016, Endeavor - a Hollywood-based entertainment group - acquired a reported 70%-controlling stake in Frieze, which includes its publishing, art fair and music interests.[2] The British executive Simon Fox, formerly CEO of Reach plc, was appointed the group's first CEO on April 2nd, 2020.[2]

Frieze Foundation

The Frieze Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2003 as a spin-off of frieze magazine and Frieze Art Fair. Funded by the European Commission's Culture 2000 programme and Arts Council England, it supports contemporary art and is in charge of the curated programme at the Frieze Art Fair, comprising artist commissions, education, talks, films and music.

Bow Down Podcast

Bow Down is a new podcast about significant women artists from the past. For each 20-minute episode, Jennifer Higgie--frieze editor at large--invites an artist, writer, historian or curator to nominate an artist.[6]


  1. ^ Azimi, Negar (30 April 2015). "The Making of the Frieze Art Fairs". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Harris, Gareth (15 January 2020). "Frieze shake-up: former media boss chosen as company's first CEO". The Art Newspaper. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Your Frieze London 2020 Online Guide - Brought To You By Artlyst". Artlyst. Artlyst. 8 October 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ About frieze, 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014. Archived here.
  5. ^ "'It's a delusion to think you make any progress': The ongoing fight for women in art history". ABC News. ABC News. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ Tuck, Andrew (14 November 2020). "Saturday 14 November 2020 - The Monocle Minute". Monocle. Monocle. Retrieved 2020.

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