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Frieze 2019: A Photo Recap of The Fair’s Best Art!

Yayoi Kusama Narcissus Garden
Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden Sculpture/Installation Paired With Chris Ofili’s Painting To Take and To Give (All Photo By Gail)

On a very rainy Sunday in NYC, the ideal indoor activity turned out  be a ferry ride over to Randall’s Island for the Frieze Art Fair! Because what’s a little mud on your shoes compared to the joy of browsing for hours through thousands of prohibitively expensive artworks?

Yayoi Kusama Narcissus Garden
It Isn’t an Art Fair Without Yayoi Kusama!

Looking back through the digital archives, it appears that my previously most recent Frieze recap dates all the way back to 2015 — wow — for reasons that take too long to talk about. One thing that is abundantly clear though is that my skills as a photographer have improved greatly in the last four years! Let’s take look around this year’s Frieze Art Fair and check out a selection of my favorite art!

Carlotta

Carlotta (2017) is monumental 3D-effect stiles steel sculpture by Juame Pensa, found at Richard Grey Gallery. That’s an Alex Katz abstract painting at the left.

Colored Mirrored Circles

It didn’t take me long get distract by shiny things, because I neglected to note the artist of this installation of Colored Spherical Shaped Mirrors, which is just fantastic.

Metal Weed

It might look like a weed has sprouted up though a crack in the wall at the booth for the Marlborough Gallery, but that weed is actually a metal sculpture. Clever!

Quartz Eroded Newspaper Machine

Quartz Eroded Newspaper Machine (2019) by Daniel Arsham.

Quartz Eroded Newspaper Machine

Here’s the view of another side: Coffee Cup included! Spotted at Perrotin Gallery.

You Drive Me Crazy.

Two colorful, feathered bears wrestle playfully in this sculpture by Paola Pivi entitled You Drive Me Crazy, also at Perrotin Gallery.

Numbers

You know how it is when you have to wait so long for all of the people to clear out of the shot that your forget to make note of what you were photographing? This is one of those times.

Untitled After John Singleton Copley
Untitled (After John Singleton Copley) By Ewa Juszkiewicz

Mermaid Sculptures By Olivia Erlanger

Mermaid Sculptures by Olivia Erlanger at And Now Gallery sell for $8,000 each!

Back and Forth May Marilyn Lerner
Back and Forth (2016) By Marilyn Lerner at Kate Werble Gallery

Alyson Shotz at Derek Eller Gallery

Alyson Shotz created this iridescent suspended soft sculpture made from interlinked, dichroic-dyed aluminum discs, found at Derek Eller Gallery. Check out two detail views of this work, below.

Alyson Shotz at Derek Eller Gallery

Surface of Discs. Exterior.

Alyson Shotz at Derek Eller Gallery

Surface of Discs, Interior.

Gabriele Beveridge True Bone

Here’s a unique blown-glass work by Gabriele Beveridge called True Bone. It’s so lovely I am compelled to offer a side view from which you can see how the glass ‘weeps’ over the chromed Steele frame, or bone.

Gabriele Beveridge True Bone

Men Who Cannot Cry

Men Who Cannot Cry (2018) Neon Sculpture by Alfredo Jaar.

Mark Thomas Gibson The Snowman

Mark Thomas Gibson, The Snowman (2018) at Fredericks and Freiser.

Seung-Taek Lee
Stainless Steel and Urethane Vinyl Sculptures and Drawings by Seung-Taek Lee at Gallery Hyundai.

Alex Da Corte Orb Weaver Weft
Alex Da Corte, Orb Weaver Weft (2019) at Karma Gallery.

Indigo Illusions
Indigo Illusions (1991) By Betye Saar at Roberts Projects.

Empowered Women
Empowered Women (2019) By Andrea Bowers at Andrew Kreps Gallery

This neon sign switched up its timely message by having the “ed” in “Empowered” flicker off and on. Nice.

Metaphysical Leg Pull By Duggie Fields
Metaphysical Leg Pull (1976) By Duggie Fields, at The Modern Institute / Toby Webster Ltd.

You Should Be Dancing (2018)
You Should Be Dancing (2018) By Jim Lambie

This reflective wall sculpture made from the lenses of sunglasses was also spotted at the both for at The Modern Institute / Toby Webster Ltd.

Mirror Balloons By Jeppe Hein
Mirror Balloons By Jeppe Hein (2019) at 303 Gallery of New York.

Sculptures By Marta Chilindron

Colorful Acrylic Sculptures By Marta Chilindron (Above and Below).

Sculpture By Marta Chilindron

My Life As A Tree
My Life As A Tree By Edouard Duval-Carrie (2019) at Lyle OReitzel Gallery.

Shiatsu
Shiatsu (2019) By Max Hooper Schneider

Now here’s a modern sculpture that has everything! Max Hooper Schneider’s Shiatsu takes a custom acyclic vitrine  — that an observer might easily mistake for an ordinary household aquarium — and creates a surreal habitat filled with hand tools scattered among the lush terrarium plant life and accented with a vintage neon sign! Let’s take a closer look.

Shiatsu Detail

Spectacular! Hooper Schneider’s work is represented by Maureen Paley Gallery of London.

Gate By Tony Cragg

Avid readers of The ‘Gig might recognize this freeform abstract sculpture as the work of sculptor Tony Cragg from This Post, though the one above, entitled Gate (2017) is of a much, much smaller scale!

Sound Suit By Nick Cave

Look Up: It’s one of Nick Cave’s Sound Suits!

Raked Leaves (Apparition)

Raked Leaves (Apparition) (2019) by Patrick Jacobs is a tiny diorama that was embedded into the wall of the booth for Pierogi Gallery of New York.

February (2018) by Devan Shimoyama

Check out this fabulous silk flower and bead-embellished hoodie sculpture, February (2018) by Devan Shimoyama. I would wear it.

Well that about wraps up this year’s Frieze coverage. If you dig the photos in this post please share the love and share the link on your social media! Art!

Pink Thing of The Day: To Be Titled By Lynda Benglis

Linda Benglis Pink Untitled
Photos By Gail

The 2017 edition of the annual Frieze Art Fair on New York’s Randall’s Island Park was a huge disappointment compared to previous years, or even to the Context Art Fair at the pier just one day earlier. The weather was the suck and most of the art was complete garbage. That said, I did get to see a handful of artworks  that moved me. One of those is this large, egg shaped and wall-mounted cast polyurethane sculpture, To Be Titled (2017) by legendary artist Lynda Benglis.

Linda Benglis Pink To Be Titled

It makes a pretty cool Pink Thing of The Day!

Elizabeth Dee Gallery Presents: John Giorno, Space Forgets You

Prefer Crying in a Limo
All Photos By Gail (Click on Any Image to Enlarge for Detail)

I think I can safely say that every single time I’ve stumbled across a cool exhibit at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, located just off 11th Avenue on 20th Street, it’s not only because I’m on my way to a gallery located a bit further east, but because I recognize a piece of art in the window as one I’ve seen at Frieze Art Fair. This indicates that the artists they represent are truly memorable, because Frieze is massive. My point being, I stopped in to Elizabeth Dee on Saturday because I recognized the artwork of John Giorno, who creates text-based paintings of bold, thought provoking slogans originally sourced from poetry that the artist has written, or lines that never made it into a final poem. It’s amazing to see that, at age 79, John Giorno continues to create works that speak so poignantly to a contemporary audience.

God is Man Made

In this series, entitled Space Forgets You, Giorno presents his paintings in three different styles: in vibrant, rainbow-hued paints, as pastel water colors, and earth-toned graphite drawings. Although many of the sayings are repeated over the various groups, the method by which each was created definitely affects ones perception of the message.

Pastel Room

One gallery room is dedicated to the water colors.

Beige Room

Another displays all of the smaller, graphite drawings.

Bad News

My favorites in this series are the rainbow colored paintings. This one I’ve seen at Frieze, but done with black paint on a white canvas.

Thanx 4 Nothing

It always gives me great satisfaction to use this phrase, for some reason.

Party for the Gods

This one is great. It should be on a T-Shirt.

Life is a Killer

So true.

John Giorno’s Space Forgets You will be on Exhibit Through May 9th, 2015, at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Located at 545 West 20th Street at Eleventh Avenue (West Side Highway), in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Top Ten Pink Artworks from Frieze 2014

Pink Seating
All Photos By Gail

Here is Some Pink (and Red) Art I Saw at Frieze Art Fair 2o14, Presented Here Without Comment.

Traffic Cones

Dual Optical Paintings

Fluorescent Melted Plastic

Pink Purse with Fringe

Pink Chair with Lattice Back

Row of Checkered Paintings

Pink Crushed Car

Pink Abstract Sculpture

Two Pink Paintings

Favorite Word Art from Frieze Art Fair 2014

All this Could Be Yours
All Photos By Gail

OK, I’m aware that Frieze Art Fair 2014 ended over two weeks ago, so I know I am little off my game on getting some substantial coverage up on the blog. But I’m a busy girl, so sue me. Last year I posted a selection of photos of my favorite Word Art from Frieze, and there was lots more of that this year, so call this an encore performance. Enjoy!

More Life
More Life

Judging from the electrical cord hanging off this one, I’d guess it lights up, though it was not lit up at this juncture.

More Light
More Light

These two seem to go together I think.

Please Make Room
Please Make Room

This door had a message on the other side as well, but I’ve forgotten what it was.

Magic
Magic

The images across the letters that spell out “MAGIC” are photos of buildings exploding.

You Mum Was Lovin It
Your Mum Was Lovin It

Behold! The new McDonald’s Uniform!

Just Say No To Family Values
Just Say No To Family Values

Agreed!

Woo
Woo

First runner up on the most recent season of Survivor!

It's Even Worse In Europe
It’s Even Worse In Europe

Not sure if this is art or an advertisement. Don’t care.

Don't Complain
Don’t Complain

Just don’t.

I See Hear Feel
“I See (Hear, Feel, Etc.) X”

Obviously this is some type of mathematical formula for which there are no wrong answers.

Other People Think
Other People Think

Who Cares What?

Gin
Gin

Always a good call.

I Think Very Deeply
I Think Very Deeply

What is it they say, that if you have to talk about it, it probably isn’t that case? Yeah, that.

Next Year in New Jerusalem
Next Year in New Jerusalem

I have no idea what’s going to happen.

At Times There Are No Words
At Times There Are No Words

But there will be more Pictures from Frieze 2014, Coming Soon!

Mobile Ski Boots from Frieze Art Fair 2014

Mobile Ski Boots
Photos By Gail

Hey check out these awesome Mobile Ski Boots! As I was making my hit-and-run tour of Frieze Art Fair 2014 I neglected to note the name of the artist who sealed this pair of ski boots in blocks of concrete and mounted each to the base of a rolling task chair — which is too bad because, clever!

I understand that at one point these boots were strapped to the feet of a willing victim, who then rolled around on them across the exhibit floor. I wish I had seen that.

Imagine how much it would hurt if you had these things strapped on and you had really gained some speed and then you just wiped out. Wow. Instant Nose Job.

Mobile Ski Boots Booth View

Here is a better view of the booth. If anyone knows who the artist is, please leave it in the comments, thanks!

The Cruel Shoes

The Cruel Shoes

Photo By Gail

After three hours of meticulously scouring the 2014 edition of the Frieze Art Fair, which took place this past weeked on Randall’s Island, NY, my feet felt very much like I had been wearing the shoes pictured above! Ouch!

Of the over 250 photos of art I shot during my visit on Sunday, this piece by Hans-Peter Feldmann, entitled Golden Shoes (exhibited in the Massimo Minini booth) is one of my favorite pieces from the show – and there were many, many favorites. Frieze 2014 is getting bit of a “Not That Great” rap this year from the reviews l’ve read so far, but I thought it was just amazing.

Watch for more photos from Frieze 2014 coming soon to Worleygig.com!

Imram Qureshi On the Roof of The Met

Imram Qureshi on the Roof of the Met
All Photos By Gail

Pakistani artist Imram Qureshi is having quite a year. Not only has he been named Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year, but he was also commissioned to create this year’s exhibit on the roof of NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Imram Qureshi on the Roof of the Met 4

Qureshi was able to utilize almost 8,000 square foot of open-air space as his canvas, as he has painted with acrylics directly onto The Met’s rooftop. What initially looks like the floor of an abattoir is easily recognized by those familiar with his work at Qureshi’s signature crimson floral designs, splashed over with red paint. He has done similar installations, on various scales, all over the world.

Imram Qureshi on the Roof of the Met 2

Earlier this month, Qureshi created a site specific installation for the 2013 Frieze Art Fair which was part of the Deutsche Bank VIP Lounge. Coincidently, I was part of small group of volunteers who crumbled poster sized prints of the crimson flower /blood spatter design into smaller wads so that they could be mounted behind glass panels, as seen in the photos below. I got a pretty crazy paper cut doing this, but it was worth it.

Iram Quereshi ArIram Quereshi Art Installationt Installation
Imram Qureshi Installation at Frieze Art Fair

Iram Quereshi Art Installation2

Imram Qureshi on the Roof of the Met 3
Another Shot of the Roof

Imran Qureshi’s Roof Garden Installation will be on view until November 3, 2013 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Access to the Roof is Weather Permitting.

Imram Qureshi on the Roof of the Met

Favorite Realist Sculptures from Frieze Art Fair 2013!

Christmas Tree for One Month
Philippe Parreno’s Fraught Times: For Eleven Months of the Year it’s an Artwork and in December it’s Christmas (All Photos By Gail)

Frieze Art Fair 2013 may already be a couple of weeks behind us but that doesn’t mean I’m done with posting all the great photos I took of some really fun and inspiring art. Here are a few of my favorite realist (and surrealist) sculptures and installations from this year’s fair!

Body in Bathtub

I didn’t catch the name of this artist (which is the case with most of my pics, due to moving fast and trying to get clean shot with no extra bodies in them) but this sculpture of a body in a bathtub covered by a black tarp is pretty creepy and looked surprisingly real.

Bottles Filled with Colored Water

I’m sure there is a deeper meaning here that I missed but I think this is just row of Snapple bottles filled with Red, Blue and Yellow Water. This probably costs thousands of dollars but you could totally make this at home. Andy Warhol famously said, “Art is what you can get away with.” Art!

Flowered Room

I was so charmed by this Furniture Installation by Lily Van der Stokker.

Hammer Sculpture

If I had a Hammer this big…

Onions on a Board

This may looks like somebody dropped a bag of Yellow Onions on a board, but nothing is ever really what it appears to be at these events.

Pineapple

For example, it’s a Pineapple (maybe), but it is also Art!

Pizza Sculpture on Wall

Everyone wanted to have their picture taken in front of the Giant Pizza Sculpture By Tom Friedman.

Red Lips Sculpture

I am such a sucker for a nice pair of Red Lips.

Snack Cakes By Tom Friedman

Tom Friedman
also made this giant Twinkie, Ding Dong and classic Pink Sno Ball, which are made of Styrofoam (just like real Hostess cakes!)

Tongues Sculpture

Yes, these are tongues. And yes, everyone went”EW!” upon viewing them. Kids seem to dig them, however.

Watermelon with Pipe
Watermelon with Pipe by Carsten Höller.

White Balloons Sculpture
White Balloons, very nice!

Stay tuned to The Gig for more coverage from Frieze Art Fair 2013!

Favorite Word Art from Frieze Art Fair 2013

Art Spelled in Mirror
Art! (All Photos By Gail)

I went to the Frieze Art Fair last Sunday and took over 125 photos of rad contemporary art! What a rush! Here are my Top Ten favorite artworks with a message — literally!

Bad News is Always True
Bad News Is Always True

Drug Dealers and Movie Stars Words
Drug Dealers and Movie Stars

Fuck You Sunset
Fuck You Sunset

Go Stay
Go / Stay

If You Will it
If You Will It, It Is Not a Dream

Inconvenient Erection
Inconvenient Erection

More More More
More More More

Top of The World
Top of The World

Waiting
Waiting

You Look Good
You Look Good