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What to See at Frieze & Art New York This Weekend

By Jimmy Kontomanolis | May 3, 2019 | Culture

Get your culture on this weekend as the Frieze New York and Art New York fairs arrive in NYC.


This weekend, art reigns supreme in New York as the two fairs return with plenty to take in. Ferry over to Randall’s Island, where hundreds of galleries across the globe are displaying works in different mediums from some of the world’s most exciting emerging artists at Frieze New York.

In between all the art, there are various ways to unwind during the fair. Grab a bite at the Roberta’s/Morgenstern’s or Frankie’s Spuntino pop-ups, kick back with some magazines in the reading room, or explore the uber-luxurious world of Richard Mille watches. Insider Tip: The Bombay Sapphire Unplugged Cocktail Lounge is a must-visit. Based on a study that found that 17 percent of new ideas were born as the result of a bath session, the lounge combines cocktail and bathing rituals to inspire visitors to stir creativity—and offers the fair’s most Insta-worthy moment!


Over at Pier 94, Art New York returns for its fifth edition with noteworthy works from contemporary, modern, post-war and pop artists, along with CONTEXT, a showcase of emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talent.

Like Frieze, Art New York features a variety of experiences, from Taglialatella Galleries’ 360-degree photo booth to art sessions for children. And you can get your sip on at the Elyx Mobile Bar and Lounge—Absolut Elyx is taking Art New York to showcase their unique aesthetic and provide an oasis away from the fair.

Photography by: Art New York Overhead Photo Courtesy of Art New York; Bombay Sapphire Lounge Photo by Juan Patino Photography