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


COL_IMG_8795One of two new marble tables with accompanying vessels by Tomas Alonso for Victor Hunt galleryCOL_IMG_7373Vintage furniture and toys at the always-delightful Kinder Modern boothCOL_IMG_7404Donald Judd’s Corner Bench #53 (1990) at Nicholas KilnerCOL_IMG_7391_Tanya Aguiniga woven settee, Jonathan Muecke brass side table, and a chair and lights by Norman Kelley at Volume GalleryCOL_IMG_7346_Vases by Thaddeus Wolfe at R & Company


FR_IMG_8970Dan Graham studies at Massimo MininiFR_IMG_9173Marbled plaster sculptures by Mariana Castillo DeballFR_IMG_8982Ann Veronica Janssens at Alfonso ArtiacoFR_IMG_9139Alex Olson at Laura Bartlett galleryFR_IMG_9177A standout piece by Thea Djordjadze at Sprüth MagersFR_IMG_9072Jose Leon Cerillo at Proyectos MonclovaFR_IMG_9178Alicja Kwade at Kamel MennourFR_IMG_9108A work we loved but didn’t manage to identify!FR_IMG_9096Jesus Rafael Soto at Emanuel Perrotin FR_IMG_9105A Ryan Gander mobile at gb agencyFR_IMG_9115Ceramics by Roger HermanFR_IMG_9052Sadamasa MotonagaFR_IMG_9180Zin Taylor at Jessica Bradley gallery