The arrival of Frieze Week in New York in early May marks a special time in the art calendar. It’s finally spring, with everyone enjoying the ferry ride out to Randall’s Island for the tented fair, after what is always a long, cold winter.
It’s also the season when galleries and museums are turning out major shows, like The Met’s annual Costume Institute exhibition, and we’re very much looking forward to “Camp: Notes on Fashion” opening May 9 with the glamorous Met Gala. It’s also that time again for the Whitney Biennial, this year curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta, opening May 17.
We are thrilled for this edition to have guest editor Roya Sachs, the curator extraordinaire behind the Lever House Art Collection and artistic programming at Spring Place. She shares what she’s looking forward to this spring in New York, as well as her favorite spots around town.
In addition to the must-know details around the fairs like Frieze New York, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, TEFAF New York Spring, WantedDesign, and ICFF, as well as the top gallery and museum shows, we get Insider takes on the best places to connect and see great art, from names like Sarah Hoover, Brett Gorvy, Roxanne Cohen, and more.
Whitewaller also spoke with Brett Littman about the first Frieze Sculpture program at Rockefeller Center, Paul Anthony Smith about his new work at Jack Shainman, David Breslin on “Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s” at the Whitney, and Allison Brant about the new Brant Foundation on the Lower East Side with an inaugural Jean-Michel Basquiat show.
Armed with Whitewaller New York, you won’t miss a thing this May in the city’s art and design worlds.
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