It’s going to be a beautiful weekend for art. Frieze Art Fair (a London exported collection of 180 contemporary galleries from around the globe) is up and running on Randall’s Island and The Standard is there doing what The Standard does best, providing much needed sustenance to fairgoers with a satellite Biergarten. For those who are curious/confused about what’s going on, scroll and read. It’s gonna be a great time.
The smell of art
Randall’s Island (not to be confused with Governor’s Island) is located East of the Upper, Upper East Side of Manhattan. Check out this clever video for an overview of how to get to the island. Highly recommend the East 34th Street Water Taxi. It’s a fun ride and takes about 20 minutes.
Gavin Brown and Mark Ruffalo totally stealing our sausage thunder. Our’s are bigger by the way.
Unlike Art Basel or Armory which are primarily held in convention centers, Frieze has a park setting and incorporates sculpture gardens with the local foliage. The Louise Bourgeois cocoons look particularly enchanting. Second, the fair is something of an multigenerational household. There are three tiers of exhibitors: the blue chips with all the A-list artists, “Focus” which are established but not household names, and “Frame” which feature the newbies. Everyone’s mixed together lending the fairgoer a more varied art viewing experience.
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Photos: Linda Nylind, Billy Farrell, David X Prutting and Team Standard