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Frieze Art Fair Yayoi Kusama Credit: Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin (M), 2014

The Hot Ticket: Frieze London

Now a firm fixture on the global culture calendar, Frieze London takes up residence in London’s Regent’s Park for the 11th year next week, with the promise of an ever-exciting line-up of international galleries and contemporary artists on show.

This year playing host to over 160 galleries, a wide range of artists, from the celebrated - think Turner Prize winners Martin Creed, Chris Ofili, Grayson Perry to name but a few - to the up-and-coming, are represented.

While primarily a commercial event, Frieze Art Fairs are unique in their approach: galleries are encouraged to treat their allocated spaces as though an exhibition; a daily programme of talks includes panel discussions and keynote lectures given by artists, curators and writers; cultural projects are commissioned to complement the fair.

And to top things off, The Sculpture Park, located in the English Garden just a three-minute walk from the Frieze London tent, is free to enter and sees a major new series of bronze sculptures (pictured) by Yayoi Kusama - the artist responsible for Louis Vuitton’s polka dot makeover - displayed alongside works by Michael Craig-Martin, Kristin Oppenheim and more.

Still not got your art fix? Then head to the Frieze Masters tent. A more recent addition to the Frieze schedule, it offers a contemporary perspective on historical art.

Frieze London runs from Wednesday 15th October (Professional Day) until Saturday 18th October at The Regent’s Park, London. Advanced booking recommended.

Now that next week’s art viewing is planned, make sure you’ve got the footwear to manage it by checking out Style Insider’s Top 5 Ankle Boots and shopping our edit of AW14 flats below.

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