“I’m the first one to break this rule because I go for glam over pain, but high heels at fairs really kill.”  — Maria Brito, art advisor to P. Diddy and Gwyneth Paltrow

Suggested footwear for seeing All Star Art in NYC for Art Fair Week 2013

Suggested footwear for seeing All Star Art in NYC for Art Fair Week 2013

I’m looking forward to canvassing the city this week as Frieze New York ushers in what is almost certain to be an All Star week of art and activities! Two new fairs have been added to the roster, plus gallery nights in Greenpoint and Bushwick.

*Collective.1 (new!)- Attention architect and design junkies! This is a brand new fair focused upon contemporary design and historical pieces from galleries around the world. With only 25 galleries participating, this fair seems wonderfully focused and manageable. Here’s hoping for little, yellow, different, better.

*Cutlog (new!)- Ooh la la! After four successful years in Paris, this fair will launch in high fashion on NYC’s Lower East Side.  45 international cutting-edge and established galleries will show contemporary work, all set within the Dutch Neo-Gothic framework of the Clemente Soto Vélez Center.

Frieze New York– Back by popular demand! For those of you that did not take the journey across River Styx  to Randall’s Island last year, I encourage you to do so.  The ethereal white tent and sublime sculpture garden are epic works worth seeing on their own, in addition to art from over 180 galleries participating in the fair. Not to mention all the incredible food that makes the fair feel like a micro version of Brooklyn’s annual music and culinary festival Googamooga. Here are few highlights to whet your appetite: Blue Bottle Coffee, Court Street Grocers, Frankies Spuntino, Marlow & Sons, Mission Chinese Food, Roberta’s, Sant Ambroeus, and The Fat Radish. PS- Keep an eye out for the secret door to the hidden speakeasy where rumors of “mixologist-magicians” will serve lucky patrons drinks.

NADA– De Nada, NADA! Due to the fair’s relocation to the Lower East Side this year, the Parisian fair Cutlog will not make it’s debut in NYC alone. Dedicated to showcasing new art, the nonprofit fair (it’s free!) will feature 70 exhibitors that champion emerging talent from around the globe.

PULSE– Where everybody knows your name…Held annually in Miami and New York, the well known fair will host a comfortable mix of 60 emerging and established galleries in The Metropolitan Pavilion. Like a cool older sibling, the fair even offers to transport you to the Frieze ferry stop for free.

Seven– Big things come in small packages! Launched in 2010 by seven galleries from New York and London, this tiny art fair is a unique initiative committed to presenting artworks on their own terms. They  invite new galleries and guests in both independent and institutional locations.  Held at The Boiler in Williamsburg, this hipster fair coincides nicely with Williamsburg 2nd Fridays and NYC Art Fair week. And its free, too!

 

See you on the flip side…

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