On this spring’s Frieze art fair on Randall’s Island.
This year’s Frieze New York art fair closed yesterday evening after a four-day run on Randall’s Island, New York. The blockbuster art fair in its current iteration came under attack for its perceived inhospitality to smaller and mid-sized galleries, and for compelling gallerists to show only conformist, saleable work by the high cost of attendance. That temperatures on Thursday reached upwards of ninety degrees certainly did little to quash fair-goer discontent. Nevertheless, The New Criterion’s Executive Editor James Panero and I visited the fair on Friday. Here are a few items of interest, chosen from the 180-plus participating galleries.
Andrew L. Shea is Associate Editor of The New Criterion.