Frieza New York 2019
Frieze New York kicked off its 2019 edition at Randall’s Island. Like a circus, Frieze New York takes place under a giant tent and draws in bustling crowds that are eager to take in the main attraction. And today, My Design Weekis going to show you the highlights of this amazing event.
Inside the fair’s enormous white tents was a sea of booths helmed by over 190 galleries from 25 countries. Welcoming visitors was Victoria Miro’s display of reflective orbs by Yayoi Kusama entitled Narcissus Garden (1966–present). Another standout work near the entrance was Lauren Halsey’s painted white columns to honor late rapper, Nipsey Hussle.
The floor is covered in a field of mirrored spheres, an iteration of Yayoi Kusama’s ever-photogenic Narcissus Garden (1966–present). On the wall behind the installation, the gallerist mounted a nearly 30-foot-long canvas by Chris Ofili, titled to take and to give (2012).
Like much of Grooms’s work, the piece celebrates New York itself and the “the weird and wonderful people” the artist meets, as associate director Max Lefort told Artsy.
Olivia Erlanger offers a humorous take on our eternal preoccupation with mermaids (sexy, feminine, great hair). The sculptor appears to be giving not just the mythical creatures a good wash, but their reputation, as well.
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