Frieze hopes for a fair wind

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Frieze Art Fair opened its doors yesterday to host artists, collectors and gallerists from across the world hoping to do business despite jitters in the wider economic climate.

Some 170 galleries are showing work, attracting celebrities including U2's Adam Clayton, Jay Jopling, Gwen Stefani, artist Grayson Perry and collector Charles Saatchi to yesterday's private show. Frieze co-director Matthew Slotover said more people than ever were attending but was unsure if increased sales would follow. He added: "I guess we're going to see. We're the first bellwether of the season."

Among the works on display was Ken Okiishi's "Gino/Thinking About Moving Uptown". The fair opens to the public today.

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