Conceptual Sculpture Highlights at Frieze New York 2019

Seven multi-dimensional works that provoke imagination

After a monumental Los Angeles debut earlier this year, Frieze Art Fair returns to New York. Set within pop-up pavilions of epic proportion—accessible by ferry on Randall’s Island—the acclaimed assembly of global art galleries presents their best. And it may be the most fetching iteration of Frieze (in this location) to date. From the grand mixed-media introduction to the fair by Victoria Miro to row …

The Overdue Successes of Older Black Artists

After decades of indifference from the art world, many African American artists in their 70s and 80s are finally garnering the attention, bidders, invitations to lectures, panels and shows—and, of course, income—they deserve. These overdue successes result in mixed reactions, and rightly so. Sculptor and teacher, Melvin Edwards says, “It’s about time the art world caught up.” While painter Howardena Pindell has “a different kind …

Colorful Sculptural Highlights from the Inaugural Felix Art Fair

Discovering treasures in the guest rooms of an iconic Hollywood hotel

On Hollywood Boulevard, at the infamous Hollywood Roosevelt, a new art fair took place this past weekend—coinciding with Frieze Los Angeles and ALAC. Founded by Dean Valentine with brothers Al Morán and Mills Morán, Felix (named for the beloved animated cat) was spread throughout the hotel‘s guest rooms and poolside—offering a different approach and flow than traditional art fairs. The result was a more intimate experience for visitors, and …