Frieze, TEFAF and I-54
It is art weekend here in NYC. We plunged in and hit up the Frieze, TEFAF and I-54 and that was plenty in two days. We only had Saturday and Sunday to explore. Highlights below.
The Frieze was not as large as years past which made it much more manageable. Continue to think about this James Casebere’s collection of work.
Shilpa Gupta at Vadehra Gallery from New Delhi. This work is filled with poetry from writers around the world who have been imprisoned by their words. Very powerful.
Always interesting people to look at.
Agnieszka Kurant at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Every piece is made by her from movies and books of businesses in popular culture that they were based on.
Some amazing ceramics. This is Tony Marsh at Koenig and Clinton.
Empowered Women, Andrea Bowers, Andrew Kreps Gallery
And more people.
TEFAF is an extremely civilized event that takes place at the Park Avenue Armory. Lots of flowers, carpeted hallways, furnish and art. A great job this year. Josef Albers, one of my favorites.
People dressed as Lichenstein.
Simone Leigh at Luhring Augustine. So powerful!
Ceramic from Hitomi Hosono. Beautiful.
Wendell Castle at R & Co.
Tom Wesselmann at Di Donna
Looking down from above the 2nd floor.
Down to I-54, the African Art Fair that was held at Industria on Washington vs Pioneer Works in Red Hook. I like the new spot, much more intimate. Fabrice Monteiro at Magnin-A
All and all taking it all in one full swoop and hearing the thoughts about the art world is always interesting. Talked to one gallerist about the older collectors buying super expensive pieces yet the big younger collectors don’t think that way. I get it. A different mentality that is pushing the art world to think differently. Slowly just slowly they are getting there.