April 30, 2019

In Town for Frieze New York?

The best part of an art fair actually has nothing to do with a fair. It’s the hustle and bustle that surrounds a fair, whether it’s a slew of new exhibitions, cocktail parties or satellite fairs
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Frieze Week 2019

The best part of an art fair actually has nothing to do with the fair. It’s the hustle and bustle that surrounds a fair, whether it’s a slew of new exhibitions, cocktail parties or satellite fairs (like the NADA artist house on Governors Island.)

So that being said, I thought I’d share some of the things I think are must-sees in New York right now (especially for those visiting).

Jonas Wood Book Signing at Gagosian Gallery

Gallery Exhibitions

I feel like I’ve been waiting an eternity for the next round of gallery openings, and the time is now. There are so many amazing shows in Chelsea and beyond that are worth a quick trip if you want a little solace from the fair crowds (or just NY crowds in general).

Chelsea

Chelsea is a great art neighborhood to venture to if you want to be able to visit 7+ galleries in less than an hour. They’re all within an 8 block radius of one another (from 19th to 27th street)...so you can even wear heels and not die.

Ordered by Street...

Josh Smith, David Zwirner, 525 West 19th St.

Mark Manders, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 W 21st St #1

Tim Rollins & KOS, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 536 West 22nd St

Lorna Simpson, Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22nd St

Jonas Wood, Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th St

Robert Longo, Metro Pictures, 519 W 24th St

Sanya Kantarovsky, Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24th St

Elias Sime, James Cohan, 533 W 26th St

Alex Isreal, Greene Naftali, 508 W 26th St

Josh Smith 'Emo Jungle' at David Zwirner
Mark Manders at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Tim Rollings & K.O.S at Lehmann Maupin
Lorna Simpson at Hauser & Wirth
Jonas Wood at Gagosian Gallery
Robert Longo at Metro Pictures
Sanya Kantarovsky at Luhring Augustine

LES

The Lower East Side is wonderful to visit if you want to pop in to a few galleries before they close at 6 (there are even some like The Hole that close at 7) before heading to Barrio Chino or Casa Mezcal for an amazing dinner or just a round of drinks.

Group Show, The Hole, 312 Bowery

Paola Pivi, Perrotin, 130 Orchard Street

Firelei Báez, James Cohan, 291 Grand Street

Shara Hughes (on May 3rd) Rachel Uffner Gallery, 170 Suffolk Street

Post Analog at The Hole
Paola Pivi at Perrotin
Firelei Báez at James Cohan

UES

The Upper East Side is what it is, but worth the subway ride up to see some really gorgeous gallery spaces with that European charm.

Warhol Women, Lévy Gorvy, 909 Madison Avenue at, E 73rd St

Chris Ofili, David Zwirner, 34 East 69th St

Group Show, Skarstedt Gallery, 19 East 64th Street

Warhol Women at Lévy Gorvy
Take your own screen test at Lévy Gorvy

Art Fairs

The reason for the season. The actual art fairs.

I’m looking forward to Frieze NY and Tefaf (for completely different reasons) and NADA’s house on Governor's Island (even though it’s not technically a fair).

This list definitely isn't everything, but if you only have an hour and one neighborhood to visit these are you MUST SEES. Enjoy New York :)


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