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.
A Message from the Editors
Your support is vital to our future.
Our past successes are owed to our greatest ambassadors: our readers. Our future rests on your support, as The New Criterion Editor Roger Kimball explains. Will you help us continue to bring our incisive review of the arts and culture to the next generation of readers?