I forget if we asked Danny Ferrell to paint us or if it was his idea, but I was surprised to feel so much when I saw the painting for the first time at an art fair.
There’s no dominant trend or theme at the 2018 edition of the New Art Dealers Alliance’s hometown fair, but it features good art aplenty, so who cares?
From the main attraction on the West Side piers and Spring Break’s Times Square free-for-all, to specialized fairs of paper art, design objects, and antiquarian books, there’s something for everyone.
Some of the most memorable art at this year’s NADA New York deals with distress, though the massive fair also offers respite.
Our handy guide to this week’s 11 art fairs in New York City, from the august ADAA Art Show to the diminutive Salon Zürcher, supplemented with animated GIFs.
NADA New York, the New Art Dealers Alliance’s (NADA) hometown art fair, has a reputation for showing a certain type of clinical, vaguely cynical, and aggressively cool contemporary art.
New York City’s second big week of art fairs, Frieze Week, has become almost as dauntingly vast as its first, Armory Week, but we’re here to help!
The 2015 Armory Show is barely two months cold, and already another art fair week is upon us.
Have you finally recovered from Armory Week? Are you ready to do it all again? Too bad, because it’s Frieze Week in New York City!
After a rather dull Frieze New York art fair, it was refreshing to see that NADA New York continues to improve while refraining from charging its visitors with a hefty entrance fee.
With the permanent invasion of art fairs into the art world economy like a plague, most galleries, no matter how cutting-edge or avant-garde, seem to believe (whether from actual or perceived necessity) that they must participate in all of the increasingly frequent art fair seasons. This endless stream of fairs forces smaller galleries that show conceptual, abstract, or experimental work into a setting devoid of context, stripping the art of its desired impact or importance. While I’m certainly not the first to point this out, nowhere was it more noticeable recently than at NADA New York.
This year’s New York incarnation of the NADA art fair suggested that the gathering of young emerging galleries often characterized as the minor leagues of Frieze and other “major league” art fairs has grown up quite a bit. Yet with maturity comes a tendency towards conservatism, and that was reflected in countless booths filled with small, affordable works and unremarkable displays on white walls.