Fred and I went to the Freize Fair that was just held in NYC. One of the things I really liked about this fair is the venue and of course the shoe tree that sits outside. It took place on Randalls Island under a huge white tent. There was room to walk and it didn't have that stuffy claustrophic feeling of the piers. They also did a great job with bringing some of the newest restaurants out there to serve food. The list included Frankies, Robertas, Fat Radish, Intelligentsia Coffee and Sant Ambreous.
Gillian Wearing. Even if I had to have either of these pieces I would not have bought them. The people here were so utterly obnoxious quoting prices in euros and pounds. Aren't we in NYC and isn't your gallery from Los Angeles? Snotty.
We LOVED this piece from Armin Boehm at Harris Lieberman. The reason we were so thrilled to love this artist is two fold. We have been friends with the owners of this gallery for years and have never found something there that we had to have but have so wanted to.
We had a great time. Bumped into a few people we knew. Art fairs are always social and fun. My guess is the fair was a huge success and we will see it return to NYC next year.