Frieze, Nada and Contemporary African Art Fair

I made the rounds to all three art fairs in NYC this past weekend.  The Frieze was overwhelming but really good.  More sculpture this year and and more than a handful of artists who are working with fabrics.  Lots of color too.  The African Art Fair although small was really worth going to see.  I was really intrigued by much of the work there.  Nada was a total disappointment.

ee5Bh81DDYWzmbNox52QrNOrp6MIJRTHDzSf-RbBtU8Ian Cheng.  Photography meets 3D meets technology.  Very cool.

artHighlights from the day.  This is from the Freize.  Sadie Laska.

watermelonsNatalia LL from Warsaw.

kentisaKen Tisa

yinkaYinka Shonibare

monirsculptureMonir Shahroudy

nathancarterNathan Carter

flowerscultpureLarge outdoor sculpture.  Missed the artists name.

itsnotwhathappensJohn Giorno

philipallenPhilip Allen

aimempaneFrom the African Art show.  Aime Mpane.  All chiseled by hand.

peterclarkePeter Clarke.

That’s the show.  I am exhausted.


Comments (Archived):

  1. Erin

    I love the Monir Shahroudy piece and the butterfly man.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Me too. It’s the second year I have been loving the artist with the butterfly. The Monir piece is incredible

      1. Erin

        Was there some kind of social commentary behind the butterfly man?

        1. Gotham Gal

          Not sure. Look up the artist

          1. Erin

            I did and thank you for suggesting it. Some of his sculptures are really relevant to a project I’m working on. (the butterfly kids are about climate change.)

          2. Gotham Gal

            that’s cool.

  2. Stuart Willson

    i have a sadie laska piece from her show at Harpers Books last year, tho more of a combo of painting / mixed media than straight painting. a big fan of her work

  3. Tara Reed

    So glad the 1:54 contemporary african art fair is getting attention!Mariane Ibrahim is the gallerist who inspired me to start collecting. She’s been really instrumental in making that fair happen. taught me everything I know about contemporary African art. I love my Fabrice Monteiro photograph that she showed at the first 1:54 fair in London…