One of the art fairs that has hitched its wagon to Frieze is that of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA). This year’s NADA fair moved to a new spacious location on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and presented a nice range of emerging and mid-career artists. Booths that caught our eye included LA’s M+B, showing Jessica Eaton (seen above) and Toronto’s Cooper Cole showing Georgia Dickie and Lauren Luloff. In addition, the Brooklyn Academy of Music unveiled a new limited edition portfolio featuring prints by such [...]
Frieze returned to New York City this weekend, and again put on an top-notch art fair that challenges the dominance of The Armory Show. Like last year, the event was held on scenic Randall’s Island and featured many of the world’s most respected galleries and artists. We visited the fair multiple times over the weekend, and will post about specific booths that caught our eye. But first, here’s a general overview of some of what we enjoyed from Frieze NYC 2013.
As we reported yesterday, the Thinkspace Gallery will be featuring the work of two artists at the SCOPE Art Fair during Basel Week Switzerland scheduled for June 10 – 16. We already previewed some of the work from Esao Andrews (interviewed) so now it’s time to show you something from the other artist - Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed). We haven’t seen larger body of work from the LA-based artist since her solo in New York (covered) – it will be nice to see what she has planned for her seductive and dreamy muses. Discuss [...]
Coming up in June, Thinkspace Gallery will be featuring the work of two artists at the SCOPE Art Fair during Basel Week Switzerland. One set of paintings on display will be from Esao Andrews (interviewed) who last had a solo with the Culver City showspace in 2012 (covered). The New York-based painter continues to amaze with his mastery of multi-colored swirls of color as well as his surreal vision. Take a look at more shots from the studio below for more glimpses of the new body of [...]
Every now and then, we come across art that brings out the childlike wonder which we often forget as adults. Dedicated to Coney Island (1984-2002), presented by Andrew Eldin Gallery is definitely that kind of art. Artist Tom Duncan took an incredible 18 years to complete this interactive wonder, which must have been stop and go to some degree, but nevertheless is definitely an accomplishment. And it certainly was a welcomed pit stop in a sea of art booths at this years Armory Show. Truly a pleasure to see such and [...]
Continuing on our visual overview of this gigantic fair… Similar to previous years, this year’s Armory show took place over both Pier 92 and 94. Roughly, the former showcased a refined selection of art from the Modern period, while the latter hosted the much larger group of galleries displaying contemporary works. Regardless at which pier you started off, the cornucopia of blue chip works were enough to ensnare the most seasoned art fair attendee for hours on end. Check out part two of our first day [...]
Gagosian pulled out all the stops at this years’ Armory show. And by “all the stops” we mean a small handful of modest-sized works by Andy Warhol (at a combined value of around 20 million dollars) and one gigantic 33′ x 7′ camouflage piece produced by Warhol in the latter part of 1986. There has been quite a buzz about this superbooth, but it’s only fair to put this wallpaperfest into the proper perspective. It was definitely a power-house art cluster with auction busting works [...]
One of the newer satellite fairs that takes place during Armory Week is The Independent. This fourth installment of the fair was dedicated to the NYC arts organizations most affected by hurricane Sandy, and among the 40 international galleries represented were booths by non-profits Printed Matter and The Kitchen. As with previous years, we found The Independent to be an excellent balance of edgy and engaging work by emerging and mid-career artists. In particular, Antwerp’s Office Barque’s booth caught our eye with works by Tamar [...]
One of the annual satellite fairs we look forward to during Armory Week is Scope New York. This international fair always brings together a diverse mix of visual, performance, sculptural and photographic art from a range of emerging artists, which we find to be a nice change of pace from the more mainstream contemporary art showcased at the Armory Art Fair. This year, we saw works from street, urban and low brow-pop surrealist artists, including such AM favorites as Ron English, GILF, Brian Viveros and [...]
It’s that time again in the Big Apple! Spring is here and so is the Armory Art Show. This flagship fair held on the West Side of Manhattan leads a week of nonstop visual action, as collectors from around the globe fly into NYC to storm the fair in hopes of acquiring works from their favorite artists. Blue chip galleries such as Gagosian, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner brought some of their brightest artists in an effort to woo collectors to their booths. AM joined [...]
Over the weekend at the Art13 art fair in London, the Circle Culture Gallery featured some paintings from Katrin Fridriks at their booth in the Olympia Grand Hall. The new works consisted of pieces with vibrant splashes of colors as well as abstract monochromatic offerings. Take a look at more detailed images below… Discuss Katrin Fridriks here.
With Armory Week upon us with the fairs opening later this week, New York will be beset by collectors, artists, and gallerists soon. Thinkspace Gallery will be showing at SCOPE with works from Allison Sommers, Ana Bagayan, Brian M. Viveros, David Cooley, Jacub Gagnon (above), Joao Ruas, Joram Roukes, Kikyz 1313, Know Hope, Stella Im Hultberg, Stephanie Buer, and Yosuke Ueno so head over for a look if you are interested. Discuss this show here.