Simon Fox,now in management art fairs London, NY and Los Angeles.
Frieze will open a new page in its history with the arrival of Simon Fox at the general management, a role previously occupied by the group co-founders, Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover. The two friends, who have known each other since adolescence, first created magazine Frieze in 1991 before founding the famous contemporary art fair.
In 2001, they had ceased to be involved in day-to-day editorial decisions, and assumed, from 2003 (year of creation of the Frieze Art Fair ), the functions of directors of the magazine and the fair, role which will henceforth be that of Simon Fox.
Former managing director of the British company Reach - which owns the Daily Mirror and the Daily Express, among others - Fox oversaw major acquisitions and made the company the United Kingdom's largest publisher. He also worked in the HMV and Guardian Media groups. He left Reach last July after seven years at the helm of the company.
I look forward to working with the [Frieze] team to take advantage of the quality and expertise that has been created over the past 28 years, he said. It is an honor to be entrusted with this typical brand, and to increase its presence on the market.
We feel very fortunate to have Simon on the team, and we enjoyed getting to know him, said Slotover and Sharp in a statement reported by Artnet.
The new director, who will take office on April 2, will direct the various publications, as well as fairs in London, New York, and Los Angeles. He will also supervise the production agency Frieze Studios and its performance program, Frieze Music. Le Journal des arts