London’s Apocalypse Then & Now

Frieze Art Fair

an exhibition at Regent’s Park, London, October 13–16, 2011

Pavilion of Art and Design London

an exhibition at Berkeley Square, London, October 12–16, 2011

Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970–1990

an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, September 24, 2011–January 15, 2012
Catalog of the exhibition edited by Glenn Adamson and Jane Pavitt
London: V&A Publishing, 319 pp., $75.00 (distributed in the US by Abrams)

Gerhard Richter: Panorama

an exhibition at Tate Modern, London, October 6, 2011–January 8, 2012, the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, February 12–May 13, 2012, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, June 6–September 24, 2012
Catalog of the exhibition edited by Mark Godfrey and Nicholas Serota, with Dorothée Brill and Camille Morineau
DAP, 304 pp., $65.00

John Martin: Apocalypse

an exhibition at Tate Britain, London, September 21, 2011–January 15, 2012
Catalog of the exhibition edited by Martin Myrone
London: Tate Publishing, 240 pp., $34.95 (paper) (distributed in the US by Abrams)

Rage

a video game by Bethesda Softworks
$59.99

Despite the troubled global economy, London in October was flooded by an acquisitive tribe comprised of American hedge fund managers, Russian oligarchs, and Middle Eastern movers, sheikhs, and sheikhas who thronged the blindingly lit Frieze tents in Regent’s Park to stock up on investment-grade artworks.

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