May 17, 2013

friday at frieze (part 1)

Heading up the East River, passing under the Queensboro Bridge
 Approaching Randall's Island and the Frieze tent
A taste of the scene in the big tent (I love that big white bird)
A pink mouth mirror, how could I resist? 
Hundreds of french knots on raw cotton by Piotr Uklanski
Detail of all the french knots
Ernesto Neto wall piece at Bonakdar
Shahzia Sikander paintings at Pilar Corrias
An installation at Galerie Francesca Pia from Zurich
A large crocheted piece by Servet Kocyigit
Detail of the crochet
Cast payphones
Fun watercolors by Pavel Pepperstein at Regina Gallery 
Another Pepperstein, "The babushkas are breaking the ice"

It was a beautiful sunny spring day for a field trip to the Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island. I love that you arrive by boat to the fair–definitely one of my favorite parts of the trip, seeing the city and skyline from a totally different perspective and being out on the water. It makes a great day trip and a great date, especially when you are married to another artist.

The fair is huge, there are almost 200 galleries under one giant white tent, designed by SO-IL Architects and constructed especially for the Fair. Walking from booth to booth can certainly get monotonous and overwhelming – if I saw one mirrored artwork, I saw 50. But the day was also full of discovery, since many of the galleries that exhibit at Frieze come from elsewhere: Capetown, Istanbul, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Milan, Amsterdam, Brussels, Seoul, Mexico City, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Antwerp, etc....

So here are are some of my favorite things from the day.

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