#TheArtFairsBestDressed Of 2019

#TheArtFairsBestDressed Of 2019

Sartorial art ladies and gents alike treat art fairs like the catwalk – although this comes to no surprise since they have a distinct feeling for aesthetics, textures, colours and shades. Artists, curators and gallerists from Paris to Tbilisi know a thing or two about putting a good outfit together, and here we show you our favourite looks from the art fairs of 2019.

The Art Gorgeous2 days ago

Frieze Los Angeles Reveals Exhibitors, L.A.-Focused Section for 2020 Edition

Frieze Los Angeles Reveals Exhibitors, L.A.-Focused Section for 2020 Edition

Following its first edition in Los Angeles, which brought 70 galleries to the city’s Paramount Studios lot last year, Frieze has detailed its 2020 L.A. fair. The exhibition, which is set to run from February 14 to 16, will take place once again at the famous backlot with just as many visitors as the year before

Art News6 days ago

As the Market Becomes Wary of Hong Kong, the West Bund and ART021 Fairs Boost Shanghai’s Status as an Art Hub

As the Market Becomes Wary of Hong Kong, the West Bund and ART021 Fairs Boost Shanghai’s Status as an Art Hub

In Asia, the art market’s seat of power has long been Hong Kong. In the six years since Art Basel Hong Kong put down roots in the city, a wave of mega-galleries from Europe and the US have scrambled to establish beachheads in the quickly expanding Asian theater of the global art-selling war.

Artnet8 days ago

Discover 6 Artists Who Impressed Curators and Collectors at the 2019 Edition of Paris Photo

Discover 6 Artists Who Impressed Curators and Collectors at the 2019 Edition of Paris Photo

“We have faithful collectors who come from abroad not for FIAC but for Paris Photo,” says the fair’s director Florence Bourgeois, referring to last month’s contemporary art fair, which was also held in the Grand Palais.

Artnet9 days ago

Art X Lagos 'pursues own mandate' as fair doubles in size

Art X Lagos 'pursues own mandate' as fair doubles in size

In its fourth edition, Nigerian event exhibits artists from 24 countries but maintains a focus on West Africa and growing local collector base

The Art Newspaper16 days ago

What Gives an Art Fair Staying Power? Turin’s Artissima Remains a Haven for Old-School Collectors After a Quarter-Century

What Gives an Art Fair Staying Power? Turin’s Artissima Remains a Haven for Old-School Collectors After a Quarter-Century

Now in its 26th edition, Artissima stands out in a crowded field of European art fairs held every fall because it is committed to serious art for serious collectors.

Artnet18 days ago

Artissima 2019 : Top 10 booths

Artissima 2019 : Top 10 booths

For more than 25 years Artissima has been Italy’s most enduring and important contemporary art fair, showcasing works from around 200 international galleries. We look at the top 10 booths at the Fair.

Artland Magazine19 days ago

Boston Art Book Fair Returns for its Third Year, November 8-10

Boston Art Book Fair Returns for its Third Year, November 8-10

Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega team up again to present the second largest Art Book Fair on the East Coast, taking place in the Historic Cyclorama at BCA.

Hyperallergic23 days ago

The Best Dressed At FIAC

The Best Dressed At FIAC

What to wear so as to match an art fair in a fashion mecca? Last week’s FIAC opening, we have spotted stylish art professionals and fair goers wandering around Anish Kapoor sculptures and in front of Wolfgang Tillmans’ photographs – here is a quick glimpse.

The Art Gorgeousa month ago

Art Fair Survival Tips From Our Fave Art Girls

Art Fair Survival Tips From Our Fave Art Girls

Art fair season is well and truly upon us and, while the fairs are exciting, glamorous and fun, they are also hectic, busy and stressful. With so much to manage in such a short space of time, many of us feel as though we have just run a marathon by the end of a fair. So, how do our favourite art girls handle the fairs? Well, let’s just see what they said!

The Art Gorgeousa month ago

Despite Simmering Political Unrest, Art Basel Hong Kong Releases a Hefty Exhibitor List With New Names—and a Few Absences

Despite Simmering Political Unrest, Art Basel Hong Kong Releases a Hefty Exhibitor List With New Names—and a Few Absences

It appears that most galleries remain committed to the market in Hong Kong—and to Art Basel Hong Kong in particular—despite the continually fragile political situation in the city.

Artneta month ago

Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and For How Much—at the 2019 Edition of FIAC

Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and For How Much—at the 2019 Edition of FIAC

Despite some inclement weather at FIAC in Paris, which took the wind out of Yayoi Kusama‘s inflatable pumpkin at the main entrance and spread some rogue bits of an art installation’s cotton candy at well-heeled guests, reports from the fair were upbeat.

Artneta month ago

Volta Art Fair, Whose New York Edition Was Scuttled Earlier This Year, Has Been Sold

Volta Art Fair, Whose New York Edition Was Scuttled Earlier This Year, Has Been Sold

Volta, which presents art fairs in New York and Basel that focus on emerging artists, has been sold by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. to Ramsay Fairs, whose properties include the Affordable Art Fair and the Pulse Art Fair. The news was first reported by the

Art Newsa month ago

The 10 Best Booths at FIAC

The 10 Best Booths at FIAC

A little rain couldn’t dampen the mood at Wednesday’s preview of the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), Paris’s marquee art fair.

Artsya month ago

7 Emerging Artists to Watch at FIAC and Its Edgier Sister Fair, the Paris Internationale

7 Emerging Artists to Watch at FIAC and Its Edgier Sister Fair, the Paris Internationale

For art lovers looking to make discoveries in Paris this week, FIAC has a strong showing of emerging galleries in an upstairs wing of the Grand Palais. But if you’re looking to swap out the VIP lounge for a Vape lounge—literally, one of the project spaces is also an e-cigarette store—the Paris Internationale is a suitable alternative.

Artneta month ago

Dealer Rudolf Zwirner (David’s Dad) Cofounded the First Art Fair—Now He’s Not So Hot on Them

Dealer Rudolf Zwirner (David’s Dad) Cofounded the First Art Fair—Now He’s Not So Hot on Them

“There will always be fairs,” he said. “But the real collectors—the ones who are looking for the artists, with no money”—the ones he was going after with the first Art Cologne—“they don’t go to fairs anymore. [Something like] Basel—it doesn’t help the art. It’s money, another way of having an auction.”

Art Newsa month ago

‘When You’re Home, You Hit a Home Run’: French Dealers Make Steady Sales at FIAC as Foreign Galleries Rush to Establish Spaces in Paris

‘When You’re Home, You Hit a Home Run’: French Dealers Make Steady Sales at FIAC as Foreign Galleries Rush to Establish Spaces in Paris

On Wednesday morning, as a crush of elegantly dressed VIPs stepped off the Champs-Élysées and streamed into the soaring Beaux-Art masterwork that is the Grand Palais for this year’s edition of FIAC, it was easy to forget that, not so long ago, this was not a must-attend stop on the global art fair circuit. In fact, it was a regional fair in a collecting backwater.

Artneta month ago

‘It’s Like Putting on Someone Else’s Jacket, and It Fits’: David Zwirner’s Paris Branch Is Open for Business, With a Bang

‘It’s Like Putting on Someone Else’s Jacket, and It Fits’: David Zwirner’s Paris Branch Is Open for Business, With a Bang

On Tuesday morning in Le Marais, the chic neighborhood in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, the latest outpost of the David Zwirner empire opened its doors to a select few clients and insiders.

Artneta month ago

Frieze London 2019 Round-Up: Here’s Everything We Published All In One Place

Frieze London 2019 Round-Up: Here’s Everything We Published All In One Place

Here's our comprehensive rundown of the marquee events in London, from auction highlights outside the fair, to rising stars we're watching.

Artneta month ago

Paris art scene roars back to life … with a little help from Brexit

Paris art scene roars back to life … with a little help from Brexit

“If our generation did not reinvigorate the French art market, what would we be leaving to the younger people?” asks Jennifer Flay, director of the international fair of contemporary art in Paris. “So we decided to take ourselves seriously.”

Guardiana month ago

9 Exciting Shows to See in Paris During FIAC Week, From a Tubular Charlotte Perriand Tribute to Mickalene Thomas’s Empowered Pinups

9 Exciting Shows to See in Paris During FIAC Week, From a Tubular Charlotte Perriand Tribute to Mickalene Thomas’s Empowered Pinups

There’s plenty to look forward to when the Paris art fair FIAC returns to the Grand Palais next week. Attractions include not just the big fair itself, but a plethora of other events coinciding with it in the City of Lights in October.

Artneta month ago

Paintings dominate Frieze London as buyers shun 'risky installations'

Paintings dominate Frieze London as buyers shun 'risky installations'

As the world’s premier galleries and exhibitors packed away their stalls at the end of this year’s Frieze art fair in London, the big takeaway for many experts was simple: painting is definitely not dead.

Guardiana month ago

The Best Dressed At Frieze Week

The Best Dressed At Frieze Week

Frieze London, like any art event, is a time to flaunt what you got, in any style you want or love. It’s a festival of art and fashion as the best high street and high fashion styles come together under one roof (or tent).

The Art Gorgeousa month ago

As the Unrest in Hong Kong Intensifies, Dealers Grapple With the Pros and Cons of Attending Art Basel’s Fair in the City

As the Unrest in Hong Kong Intensifies, Dealers Grapple With the Pros and Cons of Attending Art Basel’s Fair in the City

As the Unrest in Hong Kong Intensifies, Dealers Grapple With the Pros and Cons of Attending Art Basel’s Fair in the City

Artneta month ago

What Sold at Frieze London

What Sold at Frieze London

The Frieze London art fair was a resounding success, despite much hand-wringing about the possible cooling effects of Britain’s imminent exit from the European Union. Exhibitors at the London expo and its sister fair Frieze Masters, both of which closed on Sunday, reported strong sales across multiple sectors

Artsya month ago

Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and for How Much—at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2019

Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and for How Much—at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2019

Here's what art dealers say they sold at the London fair (though watch out for number-fudging and other kinds of general sneakiness).

Artneta month ago

Frieze Focus Stand Prize awarded to Proyectos Ultravioleta

Frieze Focus Stand Prize awarded to Proyectos Ultravioleta

Jurors commented that ‘The solo presentation of Guatemalan artist Hellen Ascoli at the Proyectos Ultravioleta booth stands out with its subtle aesthetics, sophisticated revisiting of textile tradition, poetic abstraction of the body and layering of personal and political histories.’

Art Dailya month ago

KAWS picks his favourite works at Frieze Masters

KAWS picks his favourite works at Frieze Masters

Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS, has long been an avid art collector, beginning as a young graffiti artist trading sketch books with friends. For the past 20 years, the US artist and designer has nosed around galleries buying works by his favourite artists, including Raymond Pettibon and Robert Crumb, from dealers such as David Zwirner.

The Art Newspapera month ago

7 Impressive Emerging Artists to Watch From the Frieze Week Fairs in London

7 Impressive Emerging Artists to Watch From the Frieze Week Fairs in London

We scoured the major fairs underway in the UK capital this week, from Frieze London and Masters to 1-54 and beyond, to find exciting talents. You may not have heard of them yet—some are better known in their home countries and are just beginning to gain international renown—but you will know them soon enough.

Artnet2 months ago

5 Outstanding Works at Frieze London, From a Gripping Painting by Thornton Dial to Some Unsettling Photos by Cindy Sherman

5 Outstanding Works at Frieze London, From a Gripping Painting by Thornton Dial to Some Unsettling Photos by Cindy Sherman

Protests are raging in Hong Kong, fake blood is being sprayed around London by Extinction Rebellion, and Donald Trump keeps asking foreign governments to investigate his political rivals, even as Congress impeachment dangles above him.

Artnet2 months ago

Frieze London 2019 review – gags, tapestry and hardcore ceramic panda sex

Frieze London 2019 review – gags, tapestry and hardcore ceramic panda sex

Dazzling colour radiates throughout the art fair this year, along with the scent of ayahuasca ceremonies and satirical pokes at the pretensions – and aggressive fringes – of the art world

Guardian2 months ago

At London’s 1–54 Fair, Curator Azu Nwagbogu Lays Out the Pitfalls of the New Wave of Interest in African Contemporary Art

At London’s 1–54 Fair, Curator Azu Nwagbogu Lays Out the Pitfalls of the New Wave of Interest in African Contemporary Art

In the courtyard of London’s neoclassical Somerset House, artist Kiluanji Kia Henda and curator Azu Nwagbogu are standing together ruminating on Henda’s large black iron sculpture. The work casts a thin shadow along the cobblestoned courtyard of the muscular Royal palace. “It looks better in the Angolan desert,” Henda points out. Nwagbogu nods his head in careful agreement.

Artnet2 months ago

How Does a Super-Collector Shop at Frieze London? We Tagged Along With Jupiter Artland Patron Nicky Wilson

How Does a Super-Collector Shop at Frieze London? We Tagged Along With Jupiter Artland Patron Nicky Wilson

Nicky Wilson’s ambitions for art are nothing if not giant-sized. In person, however, she is so down to earth that few would realize that she is one half of a power couple running Jupiter Artland, near Edinburgh, a privately owned sculpture park that welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

Artnet2 months ago

The 15 Best Booths at Frieze London and Frieze Masters

The 15 Best Booths at Frieze London and Frieze Masters

Over 160 galleries are mounting booths at Frieze London this week, and more than 130 are at Frieze Masters (both fairs run through Sunday).

Artsy2 months ago

Frieze Tate Fund Acquires Works for the National Collection at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2019

Frieze Tate Fund Acquires Works for the National Collection at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2019

Works by international artists including Jagoda Buić, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Patrick Staff and Paulo Nazareth will enter UK museum

Frieze Magazine2 months ago

‘I Have an Enormous Belief in London’: Frieze Dealers Make Their Case in the Fair’s Early Hours as Brexit Looms and Galleries Flirt With Paris

‘I Have an Enormous Belief in London’: Frieze Dealers Make Their Case in the Fair’s Early Hours as Brexit Looms and Galleries Flirt With Paris

For the past three years each edition of Frieze London has had the specter of Brexit haunting the aisles, forcing the dealers and collectors at England’s most important fair to consider whether the art market will survive leaving the European Union. But in the last two editions, the status of Brexit was still a bit abstract. No more: When collectors arrived for the first Frieze London VIP preview day Wednesday morning, the Halloween deadline was looming weeks away and prime minister Boris Johnson had adopted as an official slogan “Get Brexit Done.”

Artnet2 months ago