Collective 2 and Frieze New York 2014
A little more than a week ago, we were eyeball-deep in preparations for our Sight Unseen OFFSITE show, which runs for two more days in New York City. We had insurance permits to apply for, electricity installations to oversee, and staffers to train, but we were still determined to drag ourselves away long enough to see two of our favorite shows of the year: the Collective Design Fair, and Frieze New York. And oh, was it worth it — Collective had nearly doubled in size since its first edition last year, and Frieze once again gathered some of the most gorgeous art we’d seen in ages under one roof (not to mention with killer food by the likes of Roberta’s and the Fat Radish). See a small selection of our highlights below, then head over to our Facebook page to see much, much more.
Above: Carl Aubock treasures in the booth of Patrick Parrish (née Mondo cane) at Collective 2
One of two new marble tables with accompanying vessels by Tomas Alonso for Victor Hunt galleryVintage furniture and toys at the always-delightful Kinder Modern boothDonald Judd’s Corner Bench #53 (1990) at Nicholas KilnerTanya Aguiniga woven settee, Jonathan Muecke brass side table, and a chair and lights by Norman Kelley at Volume GalleryVases by Thaddeus Wolfe at R & Company
Dan Graham studies at Massimo MininiMarbled plaster sculptures by Mariana Castillo DeballAnn Veronica Janssens at Alfonso ArtiacoAlex Olson at Laura Bartlett galleryA standout piece by Thea Djordjadze at Sprüth MagersJose Leon Cerillo at Proyectos MonclovaAlicja Kwade at Kamel MennourA work we loved but didn’t manage to identify!Jesus Rafael Soto at Emanuel Perrotin A Ryan Gander mobile at gb agencyCeramics by Roger HermanSadamasa MotonagaZin Taylor at Jessica Bradley gallery