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It’s the week of Frieze New York and the latest issue of Whitewaller has arrived to reveal all you need to know about the exhibitions, events, and special projects taking place. All week-long we’ll bring you “Insider Tips” from those in-the-know on what to see, do, eat, and drink. Next up, Co-founder of Art Production Fund, Yvonne Force Villareal.
“I love the Wholesale district shops with ostentatious costume jewelry. There are so few of these vendors left, but you can still find them on 6th Avenue & Broadway between 29th and 31st Streets. I buy all of my Burning Man bling in this hood!”
“Sunday is the day I turn everything OFF! My children, Cuatro and Lux, and my husband, Leo, get all of my attention. At most, I will do yoga or take a long walk, and at the end of the day we have an early family dinner at Houseman or Balthazar, and return home to watch 60 Minutes together. I love Sundays!”
“My first art fair was in 1994, and ever since, I’ve had the same routine. Drink a strong coffee and wear the tallest, most comfortable shoes I own. Look professional, yet glam. Get in early, and get a map. Decide your path. Take notes on your favorite artists next to their gallery. Leave the fair having discovered at least three inspiring artists you did not know before. Art fairs are like libraries for browsing and going more in-depth.”
“The place that most inspires me has been five years in the making. Produced by Art Production Fund and the Nevada Museum of Art, Seven Magic Mountains by Ugo Rondinone is an outdoor work made up of seven 30-to-35-foot-tall colored boulders adjacent to Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. It builds upon an important art historical western tradition, while expanding land art into the 21st century. An estimated 16 million people will see it over its two years, making this one of the most important international public art projects ever made.”