Who is showing what at Frieze New York
$20 Dots, punk rock and Arte Povera - here's what to look out for in the booths at the New York art fair
Plenty of Frieze New York’s (14-17 May) ticketholders will have a close involvement with the art world, yet how many regard themselves as artists? Well, Gavin Brown's Enterprise certainly believes a few hundred are suitably talented to pick up a paint brush beside its booth.
The gallery’s artist Jonathan Horowitz is offering fair-goers $20 to paint a clear, black circle onto a stretched canvas. The finished circles form part of Horowitz's work, 700 Dots, which his gallery is selling in lots of 100. And to complicate things further, Horowitz is issuing payments on his own hand-drawn cheques. Should one cash it in now, or keep it as a valuable work in its own right? Such are the dilemmas present at this year’s fair.
Other galleries are employing simpler strategies. London’s Victoria Miro gallery is betting on the see-at-Venice-buy-at-Frieze effect, displaying a new triptych by Kara Walker, whose anticipated production of Norma at Teatro La Fenice is showing in the city; as well as works by Isaac Julien, Wangechi Mutu, Chris Ofili and Sarah Sze, all of whom are participating in the international exhibition at the 56th Biennale.
The Gagosian has Richard Prince’s Instagram ink-jet prints, which the gallery first exhibited at its Madison Avenue space last September. Look out for @Richardprince4’s comments below each image.
London’s Stuart Shave/Modern Art has some equally punky works by the British artist Linder Sterling, best known for her collage which featured on the cover of the Buzzocks’ 1977 single, Orgasm Addict .
David Zwirner, meanwhile has work by just two artists in its booth: the minimalist US sculptor John McCraken, and the brilliant, bawdy Austirian Franz West. Pace have stripped their booth back even further, showing a solo presentation of new drawings by the American artist Richard Tuttle in the gallery's inaugural appearance at the fair.
There’s a bit more variation over at Hauser and Wirth with works by Paul McCarthy, Isa Genzken and Louise Bourgeois, Roni Horn among other artists. Mariam Goodman meanwhile, has some great tree sculptures by the Arte Povera pioneer Giuseppe Penone.
If you’re going this weekend, please take time to read our interviews with Frieze Projects artists Aki Sasamoto, Samara Golden, Allyson Vieira, Pia Camil as well as the Projects' curator Cecilia Alemani and Frieze's artistic director Jo Stella-Sawicka. If you’re on the way to New York for the fair, do pick up a copy of our Wallpaper City Guide for NYC; and if you’re buying, invest in copy of Collecting Art for Love, Money and More.