Frieze New York Preview

Take a peek at the fair's best bargains and buys.

Isa Genzken Untitled 2012 Mannequin and mixed media 147 x 83 x 99 cm / 57 7/8 x 32 5/8 x 39 in © Isa Genzken Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Alex Delfanne
Rita Ackermann Hauser & WIrth

Rita Ackermann Fire by Days XVI (detail) (2011).
© Rita Ackermann Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

Frieze New York Art Fair is set to descend on the East River’s Randall’s Island this Friday (May 9), continuing through Sunday (May 12). More than 190 galleries from around the world will be showing artworks in the bespoke tent and surrounding park. While the majority of  galleries participate in the main section of the fair, special sections include “Focus” and “Frame.” Focus galleries are selected on the basis of a proposed solo stand or curated projects conceived specifically for the fair, while Frame is a section dedicated to galleries established less than eight years ago—they are selected on the basis of a proposed solo presentation (20 galleries in total). As dealers and art collectors gear up for the busy art-fair packed week, we asked galleries to let us know what artworks they are bringing.

SeanKelly Los Carpinteros

Los Carpinteros, Avenida roja (tríptico), (2014).
© Los Carpinteros, Courtesy Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery will present a group exhibition including a new large-scale drawing and monumental sculpture by Cuban duo Los Carpinteros, a multi-panel photograph by Frank Thiel, new work by James Casebere and Iran do Espírito Santo.

Isa Genzken  Untitled  2012 Mannequin and mixed media 147 x 83 x 99 cm / 57 7/8 x 32 5/8 x 39 in © Isa Genzken Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Alex Delfanne

Isa Genzken, Untitled (2012).
© Isa Genzken, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Alex Delfanne.

Hauser & Wirth will present a specially themed show entitled “On the Fabric of the Human Body,” curated by former Swiss Institute director Gianni Jetzer, and featuring work by Rita Ackermann, Louise Bourgeois, Isa Genzken and Paul McCarthy. The show focuses on the ways in which these artists have expressed their affinity for the human body. The spatial organization of the booth mimics the heart’s chambers, with the show organized by color to study the artists’ use of the colors red and blue—the hues of the heart, bloodstream and viscera. On view will be one of Genzken’s signature mysterious  mannequins (above), similar to ones that were featured in the German artist’s recent, much lauded retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The booth will also includes arresting abstract paintings by Ackermann, a tall fabric and stainless steel sculpture by Bourgeois, and McCarthy’s recent work  The Head of W.S. (2014), an acrylic and collage piece on board-mounted canvas.

echo 2014 Wood, foam, paper, gesso on linen, pins, string, oil paint 75 x 62.75 x 3.75 inches (190.5 x 159.4 x 9.5 cm)

Elliot Hundley echo (2014).
Photo: Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles-based Regen Projects is showing several artists from its program, starting with works by Elliot Hundley (above), Walead Beshty‘s black-and-white fiber-based photographic works-on-paper, pigment prints from Catherine Opie, an inverted light-box by Gabriel Kuri, sculpture by Liz Larner, and Lari Pittman‘s 12-part Twelve Reliquaries of Souls Trapped in Amber (From a Late Western Impaerium) (2013).

Sam Gilliam_ Spread, 1973 acrylic on canvas Photography: Fredrik Nilsen Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sam Gilliam, Spread (1973).
Photo: Fredrik Nilsen. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Los Angeles-based dealer David Kordansky will have a solo presentation of Sam Gilliam‘s beveled-edge paintings from the late-1960s and early-70s. These historic works, which  the gallery says are “important precursors for the artist’s iconic drape paintings, will reintroduce viewers to a revolutionary figure in postwar American art.” Among the works on view will be Spread (1973), (above), a dynamic acrylic composition on canvas.

HANS-PETER FELDMANN Nude with Man Ray marks oil on canvas 31 1/2 x 44 inches (66 x 95.9 cm) framed HPF 373

Hans-Peter Feldmann, Nude with Man Ray marks.
Photo: © The artist, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York.

New York’s 303 Gallery is also showing a selection of mostly new work by several its stable of artists including Hans-Peter Feldmann‘s Nude with Man Ray marks, an oil on canvas (above), Collier Schorr’s pigment print The Bricks (A.) (2013),  Matt Johnson‘s “Eight” (Lautner Beam/Super String) (2014), mild steel with patina, and Kim Gordon’s spray paint on canvas Chelsea Series (Silver Wreath 2) (2014).

Ruin #4 Yuri Firmeza Ruína #4 [Ruin #4], 2014 photograph 82 x 122 x 4 cm

Yuri Firmeza, Ruína #4 [Ruin #4] (2014).
Photo: Courtesy the artist and Casa Triangulo, Sao Paulo.

 Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, which is participating in Frieze New York for the first time, is presenting Ruin Project, a new group of works by artist Yuri Firmeza. Fresh off the solo exhibitionStratigraphic turbidities” at the Museum of Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAR) in 2013, the artist continues his investigations of the temporal strata with this project, which will debut at the fair.

R. H. Quaytman Untitled, 2014 Urethane foam, oil, gesso on wood. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery

R. H. Quaytman, Untitled (2014).
Photo: Courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery.

Miguel Abreu Gallery, which has spaces on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is showing this untitled painting by R.H. Quaytman (above), as well as works by Sam Lewitt, Liz Deschenes, and Blake Rayne.

Tim Rollins & K.O.S. A Midsummer Night's Dream - Oberon (after Shakespeare and Mendelssohn) (2013) Watercolor, ink, apple juice, mulberry paper, collage, acrylic emulsion, mustard seed, offset lithography on paper on canvas © Rebecca Fanuele Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Galerie

Tim Rollins & K.O.S., A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Oberon (after Shakespeare and Mendelssohn) (2013).
© Rebecca Fanuele Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel.

Paris’s Galerie Chantal Crousel is bringing a wide range of works including a very mixed media work on canvas by Tim Rollins & K.O.S. (above), David Douard‘s Sick Saliva (2013), Mona Hatoum‘s Untitled (coat hangar) (2013), and Thomas Hirschhorn’s String Tyre (2014), made of climbing rope and an actual tire.

Ai WeiWeit Colored Vases (Benz) (2013) Han Dynasty vases (206BC-220AD) set of three. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery

Ai Weiwei, Colored Vases (Benz) (2013). Han Dynasty vases (206 BCE–220CE), set of three. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery.

London’s Lisson Gallery, which is participating in Frieze New York for the third consecutive year, is bringing a total of 45 works including pieces by Ceal Floyer, Rodney Graham, Christian Jankowski, and Haroon Mirza. The gallery will also be showing work by Ai Weiwei, whose traveling retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, “According to What?,”  continues through August 10. Lisson is showing a suite of Han Dynasty vases that the artist has painted over in different shades of Mercedes-Benz car paint, fusing ancient objects with commercial products. A number of classic works by Dan Graham (whose installation of curved steel, two-way mirrored glass, and ivy hedgerows is currently gracing the Metropolitan Museum rooftop) will also be on view, including models, video, and photographs dating from 1969 to 2011.


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