Frieze New York. Photo: Casey Kelbaugh
Artists and art lovers will be delighted that the international art fair is returning in May to celebrate the creative spirit of the City. Before the fair takes over The Shed in Hudson Yards on West 30th Street, read up on what to expect.
What is it?
The event features both up-and-coming and established artists, with works from over representing 27 countries. Frieze stands out from other art fairs by bringing together contemporary artists as well as art enthusiasts.
Frieze offers gallery shows that are high-quality extensions of brick-and-mortar exhibitions, as well as knowledgeable speakers and informative presentations. Among the artists given solo spotlights are the late Jack Whitten, an abstract painter who frequently meditated on civil rights issues, and Naudline Pierre, a contemporary Brooklyn artist who produces fantastical imagery. The fair, which grew out of a magazine founded back in 1991, is not just in New York City: Frieze brings creatives together from all over the world with events in London, and too.
How can you take part?
Frieze New York 2023 begins with an invitation-only preview night on Wednesday, May 17; the rest of the fair will be open to the public May 18 through May 21. Hours are 11am to 7pm, except Sunday, May 21 (11am to 5pm). Tickets are available for purchase now and will include entry times and further information for each date, plus specific perks depending on ticket type.