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By prospect   November 2007

The art market Friezes over

Marc Bijl’s Triumph (proposal for a memorial to the Iraq war), left, was one of thousands of works on display at the Frieze art fair in London’s Regent’s park in mid-October. In its five years of existence, Frieze has established itself as a major fixture on the art world calendar, giving rise to inevitable complaints about extortionate prices, charlatan artists, super-rich gullibility and so on. Some of the works on display this year seemed to embody these concerns: one of the most talked-about was a “flea…

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