Frieze New York Art Fair Descends on the Other New York Island

Frieze New York 2014 Art Fair Contemporary Fine Art Highlights

The massive behemoth known as Frieze New York descends on the other, lesser (unknown?) island (Randalls) as host this time to 190 international contemporary art galleries.

Is it fitting that the Island’s history is of asylums, hospitals and cemeteries (and is currently home to two psychiatric hospitals, a statepolice station, a fire academy, a water treatment plant, and several homeless shelters)?

Well, no matter.

The Big Tent of Frieze offers best-in-show contemporary fine art by a range of great dealers in a sedate, and isolated locale where all there is to do is to look at art (unless you fancy a visit to one of the hospitals).  While it’s a pain to get to, Frieze New York rewards those who make the pilgrimage with good contemporary work.

Why is it so darn expensive?  Artists are especially hard-hit by the roughly $50 cost, so that’s one gripe (by the way, all artists should attend as many fairs, openings, and auctions as possible to see work but also imagine their art there).  But since its only once a year, it’s worth the trip.

Some contemporary fine art photography highlights to look forward to include:

When the Tree Blooms (Ten Thousand Waves) by Isaac Julien
Victoria Miro

LL BEAN Summer by Roe Ethridge
Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender

27.1 / 21.7 / 040 / 2014 by Dirk Braeckman (one of my favorite photographers)
Zeno X Gallery

Negative Book #26 by Aneta Grzeszykowska

Copan by Andreas Gursky
Sprüth Magers Berlin London

Alyscamps IV by Wolfgang Tillmans
Maureen Paley

Invasive Exotics by Richard Mosse
Jack Shainman Gallery

Dash Upstate by Ryan McGinley
team (gallery, inc.)

3.Aktion by Rudolf Schwarzkogler
Galerie Krinzinger

Folder: Abandoned Buildings & Towns by Taryn Simon
Dvir Gallery

Hands by Robert Mapplethorpe
Alison Jacques Gallery

Tilda Swinton, Barbara Gladstone Gallery (Edition of 25) by Juergen Teller
White Columns

What Casper Might Look Like if He Grew Up to be a Junkie in Tacoma by Justine Kurland
Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Personal Commissions: “Demi seeks Ashton Kutcher. Very attr single white Female 44 seeks tall attr responsible honest sexy sweet & financially stable younger man, 25-35 for possible relationship. Ext#7449” by Leigh Ledare
Mitchell-Innes & Nash

The Bricks (A.) by Collier Schorr
303 Gallery

Untitled Fashion Shoot Photo: Cris Moor by Bernadette Corporation
Artists Space

Landschaft by Julien Audebert

UNDER ABSTRACTION by Sabine Reitmaier
Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender

Cue by Miranda Lichtenstein
Elizabeth Dee

Recenica (a sentence) by Sanja Ivekovic

Ruin #6 by Yuri Firmeza
Casa Triângulo

Shin-Fuji (Dusk) by John Riddy
Frith Street Gallery

HongKong Diary by Ming Wong
carlier | gebauer

P.W.-No.20 by Koji Enokura
Taka Ishii Gallery

Untitled by Adam Putnam

It’s Symptomatic / What Would Edith Say? by Carissa Rodriguez
Karma International

Mirror Work by Bruce McLean
Tanya Leighton

Local syndical de l’entreprise ArcelorMittal, salle de la CFDT (coin), Florange 10 décembre 2012. by Bruno Serralongue
Air de Paris

Cloth-Skirt by Nilbar Güres

Soap by Mario Testino
Yvon Lambert

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