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Deutsche Bank Sponsors Frieze Art Fair 2007

Deutsche Bank is once again the main sponsor of this year's headline event for art collectors and enthusiasts alike – the Frieze Art Fair. Pierre de Weck, Member of the Group Executive Committee and Global Head of Private Wealth Management Deutsche Bank, comments: "As an extremely keen supporter of the arts for many years, Deutsche Bank jumped at the opportunity to be associated with Frieze Art Fair and has been a proud sponsor since 2004. Since then, Frieze has emerged as one of the most exciting events of its kind not just in London, but the world. With innovations such as last year’s Deutsche Bank Education Space helping to further boost the event’s popularity, we look forward to this year's fair more than ever."



View of Deutsche Bank's VIP-Lounge at the Frieze Art Fair 2006


Now in its fifth year, Frieze Art Fair is a showcase for cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world. Last year 63,000 people visited the Fair's specially designed marquee in London's Regent's Park, where 152 galleries from 20 different countries displayed the works of over 1000 artists.

There was more broadcast coverage than ever in 2006. The Financial Times reported: "Frieze is a phenomenon. It might call itself an art fair but it has redefined the boundaries of the term... a showcase for international dealers to present much of what is exciting and new in contemporary art ...also a place where art is created and debated, where people meet and where things happen." (Financial Times, 30th September 2006).



Charles Avery
Untitled, (Theodora/Dorothea) and
Untitled (Mr. Impossible), 2006
Courtesy Galleria Sonia Rosso, Torino

2007 will also see the continuation of the Deutsche Bank Education Programme. It provides an opportunity for families and young people from inner-city schools to participate in workshops and to visit the Frieze Art Fair. A unique learning environment, thanks to the huge amount of visual art from around the world on display, Frieze can inspire and encourage new audiences.

Tickets for these events need to be booked in advance on the Frieze Art Fair website. A limited number of priority places for Deutsche Bank staff and their children will be provided. Children aged 5 -12 can join in but must be supervised by their parents.

Frieze will also be producing a free mini guidebook for young people to use with their parents during and following their visit. This will make the Fair even more accessible to families and children.

This year's Fair takes place in London's Regent's Park from 11-14 October.

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