ZOO ART FAIR 2007

HAPPENINGText: Sayaka Hirakawa

Compared with the relatively young and small Zoo Art Fair, Frieze Art Ffair is one of the biggest in London. It is annually held In October at Regent’s Park.

Have you noticed the deckchairs in Hyde Park and St. James’ Park with the fabulous prints on them? Yes? That is because they are designed by famous artists. Paul Smith and Elly Kishimoto are but two patrons. “Deckchair Dream” is the name of the project organized by the charity group The Royal Park Foundation.

Zoo Art Fair 2007
Paul Smith and Elly Kishimoto “Deckchair Dream”

This year they produced chairs by children from four British schools, as well as the ones by Damien Hurst, Sam Taylor-Wood and others. Not only can you hire them in the parks you can buy them from £45. They are art, for charity and limited edition. Hmm, I’m really keen to have one of those chairs. It doesn’t even matter that I don’t have a garden.

Zoo Art Fair 2007
Date: October 12th – 15h, 2007
Place: Royal Academy of Arts
Address: 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3EX
http://www.zooartfair.com

Frieze Art Fair 2007
Date: October 11th – 14h, 2007
Place: Regent’s Park
Address: Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NU
http://www.friezeartfair.com

Text: Sayaka Hirakawa
Photos: Sayaka Hirakawa

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