Preview of the first New York edition of Frieze

May 2, 2012

From May 4 through to 7, FriezeNY will take place on RandallsIsland – a park located in the East River at the juncture of three boroughs: Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx.

170 contemporary art dealers, with an especially strong showing of Americans and Europeans, will be showing work housed in a structure designed by the Brooklyn-based architectural firm SO-IL, artinfo reports. Among the more established galleries, Anthony Reynolds, of London, will bring Mark Wallinger’s Self-Portrait (Sim Sum), 2008, for £60,000. Berlin’s Eigen + Art will offer a multihued curtain by Olaf Nicolai titled Why Women Like to Buy Textiles That Feel Nice, 2010, priced at $280,000. And Cheim & Read, of New York, will have Jack Pierson’s metal and wood My Star, 2011, in the $150,000 to $200,000 range. Amanda Sharp, who cofounded Frieze Art Fair in London with Mathew slotver says: “We want Frieze New York to be for and of its host city. This will be most plainly evident in the site and structure of the fair itself”, she continues, “once we found Randall’s Island, we knew we had an exciting, flexible location that’s easy to reach and, at the same time, a bit of an adventure for New York residents, who will perhaps be visiting for the first time.” Like the London edition, Frieze New York will have a special “Frame” section for galleries less than six years old to present solo exhibitions. In this section Lüttgenmeijer, of Berlin, will bring Ryan McLaughlin; Night Gallery, of Los Angeles, will show Samara Golden; and Misako & Rosen, of Tokyo, will exhibit Shimon Minamikawa. Visitors can also experience Frieze Projects, the fair’s program of artists’ specialy commiossioned projects and Frieze Talks, a program of debats, panel discussions and keynote lectures.

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