frieze new york 2014
“I kind of find this overwhelming,” fashion historian Cameron Silver said at the opening last Thursday evening of the annual contemporary art fair Art Los Angeles Contemporary. “I need a guide—I’m not an expert, I just know what I like. But there’s lots of potentially good Instagrams.”
Now in its fifth edition in Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, the fair, which ran through Sunday, opened to sizable crowds, a flurry of parallel events like panel discussions and collection visits, and copious sales. Early reports indicated that a majority of booths had sold out by the time the invite-only, VIP crowd left later on Thursday night.
Art Basel 2013
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.
Frieze New York 2013
Art Basel today released the names of the 304 exhibitors that will appear in its 44th edition in Basel, Switzerland. The annual fair takes place this year from June 13 through 16. In the main section, New York galleries McCaffrey Fine Art and Howard Greenberg Gallery will be appearing for the first time. Over in the Statements section, which focuses on solo presentations by “emerging artists and galleries,” New Yorkers 47 Canal, Laurel Gitlen, Murray Guy and Tilton Gallery join Chicago’s Shane Campbell Gallery, Los Angeles’s Overduin and Kite and others.
Frieze New York, the British import art fair that set up a sprawling tent on Randall’s Island last year and packed it with galleries for its inaugural edition, will be back on the island for a second go, May 10 through 13. Today the fair released the list of the more than 180 galleries in the 2013 edition, which can be found below.
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Louise Blouin, the owner of the eponymous media company that publishes Art+Auction and Modern Painters, is in talks with Merchandise Mart Properties to acquire the art fairs owned by the Chicago-based company, among them the Armory Show, Art Platform Los Angeles and Volta.
Art Basel Miami Beach 2011
When Frieze plunks down on Randall’s Island next week, it won’t be the only new art fair in town. The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), a group founded back in 2002 by a handful of intrepid young New York art dealers, is launching its own 67-exhibitor New York event, in the former Dia Art Foundation building on West 22nd Street.
You might say NADA, an organization that now boasts some 300 members and has run an annual fair in Miami since 2003, is in expansion mode. Last summer it inaugurated a modest fair in Hudson, N.Y. And earlier this month Gallerist visited, for the purposes of leading a panel discussion, the first installment of Nada Cologne, a 33-exhibitor event that took place inside the vast, 186-exhibitor Art Cologne, which, now in its 46th edition, is the world’s oldest art fair.
At home, galleries have a multitude of ways to define their identities, to signal their agendas. They pick their neighborhood and design the layout of their space. Tall front desk or short front desk? Opaque or clear windows? Guestbook or no guestbook? A front buzzer? (Peter Schjeldahl once devoted a large section of an Read More
Art Basel Miami Beach 2011
Today, the Independent art fair announced the galleries that will participate in its 2012 edition, a gang of about 40 participants. (Hat tip to Artforum for being the first to publish the list.) The fair, which is entering its third year, will take place on March 8-11 in the former Dia:Chelsea building, at 548 West 22nd Street.
Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 has arrived. While the fair has not yet opened–VIPs can begin to survey the wares on Wednesday, and common folk will need to wait until Thursday–art dealers, collectors, journalists and hangers-on have already begun arriving in town. The partying has commenced.
The media spotlight’s glare this week may be on the multi-million dollar paintings and sculptures on the block at Christie’s and Sotheby’s Impressionist/modern auctions, but meanwhile over 90 dealers and publishers are setting up shop at the Park Avenue Armory for the 21st edition of the IFPDA Print Fair, which has a private opening tomorrow night, and runs through Sunday, November 6.