This November, Gavin Brown's Enterprise will open a second space on the Lower East Side at 291 Grand Street. Chatter of Brown's real estate develompents has been going on for some time. Brown confirmed the new space at Frieze London, … Read More
Not to worry. Those high-top Pumas hanging over the sign for Hauser & Wirth's booth at Frieze are supposed to be there. As with most unusual sights at an art fair, it's an artwork. The artist responsible is the relentless … Read More
The Germans are everywhere at Frieze Masters! Strolling booths yesterday, I started counting the number of Gerhard Richter paintings on view, but quickly lost count. Same for Sigmar Polkes, which were running a close second—maybe not surprising since his retrospective, … Read More
LONDON — Sometimes, when covering an art fair week you just have to accept the fact that a lot of the work is going to be publicity for the various galleries, booths and auctions that you're covering.
But it is with no shame that I inform you of the Helly Nahmad London booth at Frieze Masters, which made a huge publicity grab this year by displaying its art in a stage set: the louche Paris apartment of a fictional character from 1968 called Corrado N., a k a "The Collector" (according to the booth's wall).
Instead of, say, against a beige wall, here we have a Lucio Fontana above a fake desk, with a typewriter and an overflowing ash tray. In the living room there are Picassos and Mirós surrounded by Socialist posters, above the black and white television set, itself surrounded by piles of old issues of Paris Match.
Sadly, it is impossible to see all of the art that is on view in London during Frieze and so, with each passing moment, decisions about what to visit get tougher. It's Wednesday afternoon now, and many international visitors will be heading … Read More
If you've already had enough of art fairs with Frieze Week in London (it opened today!), well you're basically out of luck because Art Basel Miami Beach is right around the corner. Today, the fair announced the participants of this … Read More