Art Weekend

There are a few weekends a year in NYC when art takes over the city.  There was the Frieze, Pulse, Collective 2 Design Fair, Contemporary Art Fair, Downtown Fair,  NADA, Outside Art Fair, Pool Art Fair, Salon Zurcher, The Satellite Show, Select Fair and Verge.  No I did not go to them all.  I just went to the Frieze and Pulse.  It was plenty for one day.   As my friend said there is nothing else but art that creates a reaction inside you without any engagement but your own.  So true.

frames

I am going to share my highlights….and purchases.   Somehow my camera downloaded in a way that I am not exactly sure who each artist is and what gallery the were showing at but I will try.   I really like combination of frames and how they hang from the ceiling.  Minimalism to say the least.

bearThere were two bears at the show in two different galleries.  The artist is Eddie Peake.

squashYayoi Kusama was always represented in a few galleries.  This piece is roughly 400 lbs and about $1.4m.  It is pretty awesome.

enguard

I loved this piece by Yinka Shonibare.   Speaks volumes to conflict around the globe particularly in Africa with the bright colored clothing.

fistyellowI knew the gallery has to be from Cape Town the second I laid eyes on this piece walking down the far left aisle. Very powerful.

kickingThis piece just made me laugh.  The kicking legs with brightly colored hose.  Rockettes without bodies.

sea:bootsWe bought this piece by the artist Shimabaku.  It is called photograph wearing boots.  Man vs nature.

flowerpotThis piece also spoke to us by the artist Hassan Khan.   This and the ones above were at the Frieze.

cutoutpulseThe Pulse has a totally different vibe.  I really liked these cutouts by Thomas Witte.  All oriented around the pool life.

pulsepiece

I bought this piece for my office as a comment on social media.

threepieces at apertuseI also got these three beautiful pieces from Aperture.

All and all a full day of art.  Hooked up with some other art obsessed friends for dinner and we got to discuss all the amazing pieces we saw and loved.  We even talked about going to Basel in Switzerland.  We will see if that is in my future.  It would certainly be fun.

 

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