Frieze Art Fair is once again back in New York for the second year in a row. The fair has been installed on Randall’s Island just Northeast of Harlem in the East River. On May 9th, the fair opened to a VIP audience including press and reportedly more than doubled the attendance of last year. This is good news and rumor has it that sales have also been much better. As always, I am delivering my Top Ten Picks in no particular order. Check out the work for yourself. Frieze New York is open to the public Sunday, May 12th 11am-7pm and Monday, May 13th, 11am-6pm. Bring your mom for Mother’s Day and remember to purchase tickets in advance.
CRG Gallery, New York
Alexandre da Cunha, Mix (Americana), 2013, Found cement mixer and wooden blocks (Right photograph)
(Left photograph interior view with shafts of light from cutout holes)
Photograph by Katy Hamer, 2013
Nicole Eisenman, Series of oil paintings, framed
Photograph by Katy Hamer, 2013
Tino Sehgal, Ann Lee, 2011/2013
Performance based on the purchase of an Anime/manga character by Philippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe
Four young actresses and accompanying text written by Tino Sehgal and Asad Raza
Photograph/s by Katy Hamer, 2013
Steven Shearer, Poems XXX, 2012, Charcoal on rag paper mounted on aluminum (Right wall)
Jason Dodge, lights the height of dogs eyes the mourners (Lower left wall)
Jason Dodge, In Tblisi, Georgia, Nino Kvirvishvili wove twelve kilometers of woolen yarn that is the color of night,
and the distance from the earth to above the weather.
(Audio, speakers and iPod minis)
Photograph by Katy Hamer, 2013
Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco
Sara VanDerBeek, Baltimore Aphrodite, 2013, Digital c-print, Edition of 3 (Right)
Sara VanDerBeek, XXXVI (Kiva), 2013 Fiberglass reinforced plaster (Center)
Sara VanDerBeek, (also photograph hanging back left wall)
Photograph/s by Katy Hamer, 2013
Booth installation view, various works by Claudia Wieser
Photographic composite by Katy Hamer, 2013
Untitled, New York (Part of Frieze Focus)
Henry Taylor, Oil paintings on canvas (left and right), Mixed media on board (center)
Baseball hat on wooden post and collage surface (Freestanding sculpture, floor)
Photographic composite by Katy Hamer, 2013
Slavs and Tatars, Kh Giveth, (Left) and Kh Taketh Away (Right) Text on mirrored surface
Photograph by Katy Hamer, 2013
Kukje Gallery, Seoul / Tina Kim Gallery, New York
Michael Joo, Acropora, 2010, Bronze, enamel paint, edition of 3, +1AP
Photograph by Katy Hamer, 2013
Betty Tompkins, Sex Painting #4, 2013, Acrylic on canvas (Back wall)
Jürgen Drescher, Moving Box Freestanding I, 2012 (Foreground sculpture)
Photograph by Katy Hamer, 2013

Transportation options to Randall’s Island:

Frieze ferry service
Services run from the 35th Street Ferry Dock on the East River every fifteen 15 minutes during fair opening hours and take approximately 20 minutes. $12.50 round-trip including booking fee. Tickets only available in advance.
The Frieze Ferry Dock can be reached by public transport. Either take the M34 bus to 34th Street and FDR Drive or via Subway take the 6 train to 33rd Street and Park Ave and walk east to FDR Drive.
Frieze bus Service
Services run from outside the Guggenheim Museum on 5th Avenue between 88th and 89th Streets approximately every 10 minutes during fair opening hours. The Frieze bus journey time is 15-20 minutes, dependent on traffic. $5.50 round-trip including booking fee. Tickets only available in advance.
Both services run from 30 minutes before and after the opening times of the fair.
15 minutes from the Upper East Side, 30 minutes from Chelsea. Randall’s Island has paid parking for 1,300 cars. A valet service is also available.
$20 for self park
$40 for valet
All car and taxi access to Randall’s Island is via the RFK (Triborough) Bridge. From Manhattan board the bridge at East 125th Street and stay left for the exit to Randall’s Island / Icahn stadium, immediately after the toll plaza.
Black car service
Frieze recommends Uber, the on-demand car service in New York. Sign up by downloading the app or at
To request a vehicle, simply open the app, visit, or use the car desk at the South Entrance of the fair, promo code FriezeNY to receive a discounted first ride.
On Foot/Bike
The 103rd Street Footbridge is now open to pedestrians and cyclists 24 hours a day. The bridge is accessible at the East River Esplanade at 103rd Street and FDRDrive. Bike racks are provided within the park.
More soon!