artnet News | Laura van Straaten:
While Frieze co-founders Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover are considered true rock stars in the art world, they are not even known as session players to the Hollywood elite. Few there would likely recognize them, or their team of carefully culled curators who put on two major fairs this week in London.
But that began to change last April when it was announced that WME-IMG, the top Hollywood agency and events company, had taken a major stake in Frieze—not just the fairs, but the “media and events company,” as its founders are careful to call it. The deal has since been trumpeted as a “partnership,” though all parties have kept mum about the details and the dollars involved. The firm owns, operates, or represents more than 800 events around the world, according to a WME-IMG spokesperson… Read more
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