Jefe aka Johnny Chiba irreverent review & circumstantial experiential
highlights from the big tent on Randall's Island, one of the best art fairs we've been to in years,
could it be the absence of NY's bully union? the positive ions of the east river? the euro-influence
of the Frieze folks? the airy flow of the guiness-record tent? here's our fave Frieze frames:
JOHN AHEARN's cast plaster and plaster busts, a recreation of his 1979 show,
fully realized with RIGOBERTO TORRES from the South Bronx Hall Of Fame.
Mr. Ahearn pictured left, flanked by his admirable busts and busty admirers...
ANTON KERN Gallery
kudos to the wall of KIM JONES, very well laid out
mix of sculptures, varied with acrylic and ink on photographs
ZENO X Gallery
JAMES LEE BYARS
religious and delicious
ink on papyrus
Michael Werner Gallery
whimsical fantastical artwork
JACK HANLEY Gallery
sexy table legs on gorgeous brown slab
wood on wood gives me wood
the start of a Frieze fair wood motif....?
GIO MARCONI Gallery
yarnface for the bourgeoisie
little did I know the late great Louise knitted great art
oh look! a book! at the Frieze book stand
Hauser & Wirth
Madame Bourgeois was also represented by
CHEIM & READ Gallery
Tomio Koyama Gallery
aka Mounira Al Solh
female artist draws under male pseudonym
nice article from Contemporary Art
Mario Garcia Torres
Louisiana Museum of Modern...
10 years of LMOM flyers
strategically and artistically peeled
collage on canvas
Taka Ishii Gallery
taking advantage of the airy space and giant wall
Señor Cruzvillegas' large monkey drawings
were fronted by his constructed objects...
so silvery... so gelatinous... so aluminous
Gelatin silver print mounted on aluminum
Miguel Abreu Gallery
go Raiders!... go skull!... go aluminum!
graphite on paper in handmade aluminium frame
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
a remake of a 1967-68 sculpture that burned down
in a fire many years back... woodness!
the artist's homage to a work by Piero Manzoni
that's the artist doing a headstand on signore Manzoni's piece
transparency in light box
beyond the beautiful brown gallery walls and beautiful legs
beheld the Stephen Friedman Gallery, one of the coziest
settings on site, featuring 2 rooms designed by Vance Trimble
scary monkey in a glass cage... no head
YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
faceted faucet feeding running water
on a lifelike headless sculpture...flawless!
beautiful vibrant presentation of
the feminine feminist's femininity
Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Seated not defeated (Chief Bigfoot)
Hauser & Wirth
painting and sculpture come to life,
what came first?
Victoria Miro Gallery
SANDRA VASQUEZ de la HORRA
wax and pencil on paper
we are great fans of the wall de la Horra,
her greatness expands beyond the pencil on paper,
the way her pieces are placed on the wall...
the sex, the death, the words, the illusion
we are enthralled
David Nolan Gallery
more artist-designed furniture:
the wood, the beauty; our asses in the art
multi-media messages engage the viewer
to encompass and absorb the medium
Colored vellum, ingres paper, pencil and ink
Jeppe's latest works engage mirrors which in course
entail the viewer to engage themselves. here i am.
I see organs, i see flesh, i see organic fleshiness
Ms. Williams sings the body electric with her brush strokes
also representing Sue Williams...
more organic organisms
in an orgasmic frenzy
the Polish sculptor's creations are at the center
of the Warsaw gallery, beings in the center of
a spiritual universe, heroes or plebians be they may
Foksal Gallery Foundation
END OF DAY ONE
pics/pithy commentary c/o Jefe aka Johnny Chiba
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