Art is every where in New York City. On the walls, the Highline, museums, and galleries.There is a even museum going on in my son’s bedroom at this second w/ a homemade open and closed sign.
Originating in London, and now in New York City for the second straight year, Frieze gathers over 180 of the leading contemporary galleries under one roof. This is definitely one of the top art events in the country, enough for this Manhattan snob to take 2 trains and a ferry just to check it out. Properly geared with my camera and it’s new lens, I hopped on the East River Ferry giddy with excitement to see some new art. The ride from 35th Street to Randall’s Island is quite refreshing, enabling me to see the city and neighboring areas from a different angle. As I approached Randall’s Island a giant red balloon dog appeared in my view. I spent nearly 20 minutes taking photos alongside it upon stepping foot on the island. The art fair brings all the who’s who in the the arts. You can see musicians, top curators ,and be in the presence of many other art superstars and have no idea who they are.
Art is rather subjective and to this ordinary eye some art does not even seem like ‘art’ but more like something I would find by the recycling bin or in my son’s room. It is so amazing when the art stands out, moves you, and inspires you. One thing I love about Frieze is the accessibility of the art and how close one can get to these works of art. You can even take photos of the pieces, unlike when they’re in museums. It was definitively an amazing experience and I cannot wait til it returns again next year!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!