Frieze buzzes with buyers for serious art

Melanie Gerlis, 14 October 2021
Financial Times

…And finally…it’s the last chance to see three of only four existing textiles spun from the naturally golden silk of millions of orb-weaver spiders, at Oliver Hoare Limited in London’s Cromwell Place until October 22.  Designed by the textile artist Simon Peers and produced with Nicholas Godley, the largest lamba cloth on show is made from the silk of more than a million spiders, mostly collected from Madagascar (and released back to the wild).

The brocaded lamba last went on show in London’s V&A museum in 2012, at which time the natural historian David Attenborough said: “It must surely be counted as one of the rarest and most glamorous of fabrics.  Thank goodness the world still holds marvels.” Prices start at £250,000.

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