May 27, 2018

Frieze New York 2018

First of all I'd just like to say that not only is Frieze New York, a great art fair...it's SO MUCH FUN. Similar to UNTITLED Art Fair in Miami, a temporary tent is constructed to house the 100+ booths
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James Cohan's booth with works by Federico Herrero

First of all I'd just like to say that not only is Frieze New York, a great art fair...it's SO MUCH FUN. Similar to UNTITLED Art Fair in Miami, a temporary tent is constructed to house the 100+ booths, and you have to travel by either very expensive Uber, long long subway ride and then a bus, or by ferry (my personal choice). 

Hint hint, I suggest packing a bottle or rosé to enjoy on the boat ride over and you'll be there in no time.

Unknown artists at Kaikai Kiki Gallery's booth

Unfortunately after a lovely ferry ride, when we got to the fair we discovered the air conditioning was broken. And considering the fair is in May..this is kind of a big deal.

As you can see below (in the stripped jumpsuit), I'm quite sweaty..but It's ok because what I saw was so worth it.

Work by Jeppe Hein at 303 Gallery's booth
Work by Hans-Peter Feldmann at 303 Gallery's booth

Thankfully Frieze has a great collection of food and drinks to take a break with, from the art-world-favorite, Sant Ambroeus, to NY favorite - Roberta's Pizza.

Works by MIRA SCHOR at Lyles and King's booth

Lyles and King filled their booth with works by Mira Schor and her 'Unseen Dick Paintings.' Frieze did a great video interview with her (below).

 
Work by Daniel Arsham at Perrotin's booth

It wouldn't be a Perrotin booth if the cool-squad (eg. JR, KAWS, Daniel Arsham and Takashi Murakami) didn't show up somewhere.

Sculptures and paintings by Takashi Murakami

Perrotin came out to play with works by Takashi Murakami...and LOTS of famous people took pictures in front of them (see below).

 

Probably one of my favorite things about an art rair's is the unexpected celebrity spottings. This year I saw Art-World-Regular Swiss Beatz, and Princess Beatrice of York.

Works by Gina Beavers at The Breeder's booth

Other than the superfciciality and gleeful feelign of seeing a celebrity, I love getting to engage with a gallery that I only ever see at fairs, since their home base is so far from New York. A great example of this is The Breeder - based in Athens, Greece.

‍Works by Gina Beavers at The Breeder's booth

Gina Beavers is an amazing emerging artists who's had her works on exhibit at places like The Hole and many more.

Works by Ewa Juszkiewicz at lokal_30's booth

Another incredible gallery I'd never heard of prior to Frieze was lokal_30 from Poland. The works they brought by Ewa Juszkiewicz (above and below) are so gorgeous.

Works by Ewa Juszkiewicz at lokal_30's booth

David Zwirner devoted almost an entire booth to drawings by artist Raymond Pettibon, which was an unexpected but enjoyable suprise.

Drawings by Raymond Pettibon at David Zwirner's Booth
‍Drawings by Raymond Pettibon at David Zwirner's Booth

Some other favorite's I spotted.........

Geoffrey Chadsey at Jack Shainman Gallery

Geoffrey Chadsey at Jack Shainman Gallery's booth (above).

Stefan Brüggemann at Parra and Romero's booth

Stefan Brüggemann at Parra and Romero's Booth (from Spain - above).

Work by Monica Bonvicini at Mitchell-Innes Nash's booth

Monica Bonvicini at Mitchell-Innes Nash's booth (above).

Work by Lawrence Weiner at Lisson Gallery's booth

Lawrence Weiner at Lisson Gallery's booth (above).

Jordan Wolfson at David Zwirner's 2nd booth

The big New York galleries such as David Zwirner, really went to town at Frieze with not one, but two (maybe even three?) booths. This is pretty incredible considering a booth at Frieze New York can start at $50,000.

The work above is by Jordan Wolfson at David Zwirner's second booth.

I didn't get the booth or artist name for the work above (shame on me) but I still love it and wanted to share...because wine.

See you all next year! 

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