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FRIEZE 2011 - The Yes and the No

Lake returns to the Frieze Art Fair in London and weighs up what works for him amongst the some amount of thousands of art works on sale.

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by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: October, 2011
YES - Anything featuring animals wearing clothes.

Yes

1) Crude replicas of items that are much bigger or smaller than their "real" counterparts. 2) Anything including birds. 3) Anything featuring animals wearing clothes. 4) Clowns. 5) Video installations where seating is provided. 6) Art made out of books. 7) Art referencing comic books. 8) Any art that includes Mickey Mouse ears. 9) Sculpture that is made out of foam, papier mache or plaster of Paris. 10) Photo copied artwork.

No

1) Exact or near exact replicas of real items. 2) Very large photographs. 3) Most sculpture made out of nailing found pieces of wood together. 4) Computer animation. 5) Bronze cast sculpture. 6) Photographs that are in "editions". 7) Video installations where no seating is provided. 8) Neon light art especially slogans. 9) Art that uses mobile phones. 10) Boats

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Lake
Editor, London

the first journalism Lake ever had published was a history of Johnny Thunders for Record Collector magazine, since then he has written for publications including the Guardian, Dazed and Confused, the Idler and more recently, outsideleft.com as you have just seen.

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