Frieze New York by the Numbers

There are 11 restaurants and one live animal.

Frieze New York 2015. Photo: Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze.
Frieze New York 2015. Photo: Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze.
Inside Frieze New York. Photo: Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze

Inside Frieze New York.
Photo: Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze

As Frieze week approaches we take a look at some of the numbers associated with the art. They’re certainly impressive, and illustrate why the fair has grown to be one of New York’s best.

Number of square feet in the tent: 250,000.

Number of Guinness World Records: 2 (for the largest single-unit marquee, and the largest temporary stage in the world).

Number of visitors last year: 40,000. (While its less than Frieze’s sister fair in London, which tallied 55,000 visitors, its still an impressive total, especially considering that the London edition benefits from the associated modern art fair Frieze Masters.)

Frieze New York 2015. Photo: Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze

Frieze New York 2015.
Photo: Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze

Cost to enter the tent, sans VIP card: $49.

Ferry service from East 90th street (journey time of 5 minutes) or East 35th street (journey time of 20 minutes): $19.

Bus service leaving from the Guggenheim Museum: $7.

Number of galleries: 202.

Participants: USA: 88; UK: 22; Germany: 16; France: 13; Brazil: 9; Italy: 7; Belgium: 6; Japan, Spain: 5; China: 4; India, South Korea, Poland, South Africa 3; Columbia, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, UAE: 2; Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey: 1.

Number making their Frieze New York debut: 28 galleries.

Number of booths dedicated to non-profits: 3 (White Columns, the Queens Museum, RxArt).

Number of curated sections: 3.  (There’s also nine artist commissions, including three sound-based works. Organizers revealed some of the artist commissions will be “moving through the fair,” and even “floating above the fair.”)

Maurizio Cattelan, Warning! Enter at your own risk. Do not touch, do not feed, no smoking, no photographs, no dogs, thank you. (1994).Image: www.perrotin.com.

Maurizio Cattelan, Warning! Enter at your own risk. Do not touch, do not feed, no smoking, no photographs, no dogs, thank you. (1994).
Image: www.perrotin.com.

Number of live animals confirmed: 1. (Maurizio Cattelan is recreating Enter at Your Own Risk—Do Not Touch, Do Not Feed, No Smoking, No Photographs, No Dogs, Thank you (1994), which will feature “a bare room inhabited by a live donkey, illuminated by a shiny baroque chandelier.”)

Number of restaurants: 11 (including a coffee stand, a juice stand, and an ice cream stand).

“Frieze New York” runs from May 5 – May 8, 2016 at Randall’s Island Park, New York.


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