Our Favorite Finds From the First-Ever Virtual Frieze Art Fair

Much like we ourselves are doing this month with our forthcoming Offsite Online digital fair, the organizers of New York’s Frieze Art Fair decided in the face of the pandemic to convert their show into a virtual viewing room. For those in the art world, the loss of a physical Frieze means the loss of a key moment for discovery, commerce, and networking. But for those of us with no skin in the game — as much as we enjoy attending Frieze IRL — we can’t say we’re totally missing the $50 Uber rides to Randall’s Island, or the inevitable bouts of weird early-spring weather. As journalists and art lovers, the virtual viewing room also offers some very real benefits, like being able to browse, and read the backstory of, pieces we might have missed in the chaos of the fair, or being able to grab the exact images we want for a roundup without having to wait for an exhausted gallery assistant. Read on for a peek at our picks, but we also highly recommend posting up on your sofa this weekend, logging into the viewing room, and cherishing the feeling of really, truly getting to focus on the art. If we’re lucky, the ferry and the thunderstorms will be there next year.
LilyLudlow_CanadaLily Ludlow, Sisters, 2020 — Canada GalleryLuciaKoch_CollectiveDesignLucia Koch, Air Temperature (Dirty Yellow), 2016 — Galeria Nara Roesler (Part of Collective Design Presents ‘Color and Production’)MarinaWeffort_CavaloMarina Weffort, Untitled (Tecidos Series), 2017 — CavaloDavid Hockney_Kasmin

David Hockney, Steps Into Water, 1975 — Kasmin


Andreas Angelidakis, Domesticated Ruin, 2018 — Breeder

MarikoMori_SeanKellyMariko Mori, Plasma Stone II, 2017-2018 — Sean Kelly GalleryEvaRothschild_TheModernInstituteEva Rothschild, A Lantern, 2015 — The Modern InstituteJenniferRoseSciarrino_DanielFariaJennifer Rose Sciarrino, From Root to Tip, 2018 — Daniel Faria GalleryIlseDHollander_VictoriaMiroIlse D’Hollander, After Goethe (I), 1991 —  Victoria Miro

Edith Baumann, Pattern Recognition No. 31, 2019 — Franklin Parrasch Gallery / Parrasch Heijnen Gallery

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Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2017 — Gagosian

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Larry Bell, Untitled Triolith C SS, 2020 — Hauser + Wirth

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Liam Gillick, Acceptance Channelled, 2019 — Gallery Baton

JoseDavila_SeanKellyJose Dávila, Untitled, 2020 — Sean Kelly GallerySarah Crowner_Casey Kaplan

Sarah Crowner, Wings After a Ballet (Sodalita), 2020 — Casey KaplanKapwaniKiwanga

Kapwani Kiwanga, Glow 3, 2019 — Jerome Poggi

LethaWilson_Grimm2Letha Wilson, Double Arch Leaves and Lava, 2020 — Grimm LethaWilson_Grimm3Letha Wilson, Palms Fold Rock Arc, 2020 — Grimm
EleonoreKoch_MariliaRazukEleonore Koch, Tulips on Pink Background, 1985 — Galeria Marilia Razuk / Almeida e Dale Galeria De ArteMichelleSegre_DerekEllerMichelle Segre, Driftloaf, 2018 — Derek Eller GalleryNicolasRobbio_VermelhoNicolas Robbio, Tonelada, 2015 — VermelhoRubySkyStiler_NicelleBeaucheneRuby Sky Stiler, No Title, 2020 — Nicelle BeaucheneVeraPagava_GalerieKornfeldVera Pagava, Ville Ou Lumiere Sur La Ville, 1963 — Galerie KornfeldParkSeoBo_TinaKimGalleryPark Seo-Bo, Ecriture No. 060730, 2006 — Tina Kim GallerySarah Braman_Mitchell Innes Nash

Sarah Braman, 8AM, 2017 — Mitchell-Innes & Nash

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Rodney Graham, Untitled, 2020 — Lisson Gallery

HyperFocal: 0 Rodney Graham, Untitled (top) and Untitled (bottom), 2020 — Lisson GalleryClareRojas_KaviGuptaClare Rojas, Untitled, 2017 — Kavi Gupta Gallery
SuzanneSong_CovidBenefitSuzanne Song, Stoppages, 2018 — Gallery BatonSaskiaNoorVanImhoff_GrimmSaskia Noor Van Imhoff, #+40.04 (Two Drawers in a Different Time), 2019 — GrimmSadie Benning_Vielmetter Los Angeles

Sadie Benning, Untitled 11X16 (TT), 2019 — Vielmetter Los Angeles

MarleyFreeman_KarmaMarley Freeman, Declare, 2020 — Karma

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Betty Parsons, Untitled, 1981 — Alexander Gray Associates

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Irma Blank, Radical Writings, Dal Libro Totale, Zweiseitig/Doppia Pagina VII, 1983 — P420