frieze new york 2014

What Is Frieze New York’s Economic Impact on the City?

Education Space 2013 Frieze New York Photograph by Graham Carlow Courtesy of Graham Carlow/ Frieze

Take a stroll through the aisles of the third edition of the annual Frieze New York art fair on Randall’s Island this week and the commerce, while discreet, will nevertheless be palpable. The VIP preview day on Thursday is all about business. Millions of dollars worth of art will be sold, or put on reserve for future sale. Dealers will sell artworks not on view at the fair based solely on jpegs popped up on iPad screens. And the seeds of future deals will be planted. Less obvious, but just as important, is the art fair’s overall economic impact on New York City. Read More

frieze new york 2014

Here’s the 2014 Frieze New York Exhibitor List

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Frieze New York is returning for its third edition in 2014, drawing 192 galleries from 28 countries to its big, bright white tent on Randall’s Island from May 9 to 12. The London-born fair appears to have taken hold in its new city, with a consistent number of local galleries returning—53 New York dealers will show at the next edition—along with some notable newcomers. “What’s nice to see is we’ve added Barbara Gladstone this year, who’s a great, stellar foundation of a community in New York,” Frieze co-director Amanda Sharp told The Observer. Among the New York galleries coming back for another year are Luhring Augustine, Jack Shainman, Paul Kasmin and Marian Goodman, who basically won Frieze New York 2013 by staging a Tino Sehgal performance piece in her booth. Read More

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Frieze Art Fair Is Coming to Randall’s Island! So How the Hell Do You Get There?

The Frieze tent being constructed. (Photo by Andrew Russeth)

Up until the announcement last spring that London’s Frieze Art Fair would be coming to New York for the first time, there were maybe five main reasons for a person to be on Randall’s Island: You are a high school student on an organized sports team—probably lacrosse or track or, perhaps, soccer—and you are utilizing the island’s athletic fields for practice; you have tickets to Electric Zoo or Cirque du Soleil; you like golf, but you do not want to leave the city to play it; you are a patient at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center on the adjoining Wards Island; you are John McEnroe, it is 2010 and you are inaugurating the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at the Sportime Randall’s Island Tennis Center. Read More