Frieze New York 2015
The entrance to Aki Sasamoto's Coffee/Tea.

Lost and Found: Frieze New York Visitors Wander Into Aki Sasamoto’s Maze

Aki Sasamoto’s Coffee/Tea, a maze-like structure that is part of this year’s Frieze Projects at Frieze New York, had a constant stream of people on the first day of the fair. Queued up in a snaking line at the entrance, many, … Read More

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At Frieze New York. (Photo by Katherine McMahon)

When Will It End? Opening Day at Frieze

The thing I like least about art fairs is the way they distort time so that life feels like it is very long and also that it could end at any moment. In other words, two contradictory thoughts echo simultaneously in my mind … Read More

DIA's interior hall.


Morning Links: Detroit Institute of Arts ‘Tiptoes Into Art Auction Market’ Edition

“Night Lights at Wave Hill,” a $250,000 show celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hudson River estate in Riverdale, features work by Chris Doyle and runs through May 24. [The New York Times]A just-released letter from Prince Charles to UK government ministers … Read More

Mark Rothko's No. 10 (1958), which sold for $81.9 million.

Christie’s Brings in $658.5 M. at Contemporary Art Sale, With an $81.9 M. Rothko in Front

New records for Rauschenberg, Ryman, Freud, Dunham, Hofmann, Anselmo, Sturtevant, and Stingel Read More

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Maurizio Cattelan and Dakis Joannou with a piece by Ryan Gander at Lisson.

Frieze Opening Day: Photos From the Fair

The Frieze New York art fair opened to invited guests today on Randall’s Island and runs through tomorrow. Below, photos from the preview. 

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Joanna Malinowska Walrus Sculpture At Frieze

I Am The Walrus: Joanna Malinowska Sculptures at CANADA

“There’s nothing else like it at the fair,” CANADA’s Phil Grauer said in regards to the Polish artist Joanna Malinowska’s trilogy of touching walrus sculptures at their Frieze booth. “I think it’s called three walruses fucking but I’m not sure.”The … Read More

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The action.

Racks on Racks on Racks: Pia Camil Is Giving Away 800 Ponchos at Frieze

Around noon today, a number of people were waiting in a line next to a long rack of clothing near the north entrance of Frieze New York. A sample sale? Sort of. Mexico City–based artist Pia Camil has sewn some 800 ponchos, … Read More

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Navigating the Fluxus Labyrinth at Frieze New York

Between the aisles clogged with collectors drifting along at glacial speeds and the free-wheeling art advisors hurtling about with iPads at the ready, art fairs can feel a lot like obstacle courses. Tribute to Flux-Labyrinth (1976/2015), a participatory project at … Read More

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Halam Tawaaf, by Kader Attia. 


Grab a Bud or 2,978: Kader Attia Installs Beer Cans at Frieze

Somewhere inside the enormous white tent housing Frieze this year (“towards the back, I mean, towards the front? I can’t even tell anymore,” said a security guard hopelessly while attempting to direct me to the bathroom, or any bathroom), 2,978 … Read More

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Inside of Zak Kitnick's work.

Zak Kitnick and D’Ette Nogle Bring Pure Olive Oil to Frieze

Like art, the best kind of oil is the purest. Or at least it’s supposed to be that way.That may have been the thought process behind the work that Zak Kitnick and D’Ette Nogle made for New York gallery Clifton Benevento’s booth … Read More

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Dr. Dre Makes an Appearance at Frieze, Courtesy Tom Sachs’s Ceramic Boombox

Walking by the Salon 94 booth, I heard the instrumental version of Dr. Dre’s classic turn-of-the century banger “The Next Episode” play out of a ceramic boombox at a moderate volume. This is the work of the artist Tom Sachs, … Read More

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Paul Schimmel at the Hauser & Wirth booth at Frieze New York. (Photo by Katherine McMahon)

‘I Hope They Will Come for Something That Isn’t Just Consumerist’: Paul Schimmel Talks About His New L.A. Gallery

One of the more intriguing sights at the Frieze New York art fair on opening day was Paul Schimmel, the curator and art historian, selling works at the booth of Hauser & Wirth. Schimmel spent 35 years working for museums … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Leidy Churchman, Pelagic Ocean Sunfish, 2015, oil on linen, 60 x 72 inches. COURTESY MURRAY GUY, NEW YORK

Leidy Churchman at Murray Guy, New York

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Leidy Churchman:The Meal of the Lion” is currently on view at Murray Guy in New York until Saturday, June 6. Churchman refers to the exhibition as an “extraordinary junkyard” of symbols, … Read More

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DiCaprio Digs Dots: Jonathan Horowitz at Frieze Art Fair

An hour into the frenzied Frieze New York VIP preview this morning, one booth had caught Leonardo DiCaprio’s eye. “Jonathan Horowitz at Gavin Brown’s,” he said, clad in his signature incognito ensemble, famous face hidden beneath bushy beard, sunglasses and … Read More