The New York Art Fairs Have Arrived

Fellow New Yorkers, the New York art fairs are here. It is time to select your favorite ensemble and get ready to be immersed in art. Now, now, I know that many of you are reluctant to attend art fairs because you think you might feel obligated to “buy art,” but this is not the case. Like any other shopping experience, you can always “window shop“. Think about it—when you go to the mall do you always buy something? Chances are you do not, but you still go to the mall. Well, the same experience applies to art fairs. Even if you have no intention of buying art, you should still attend an art fair. Art fairs are about the experience of seeing art in person and learning about the trending artists and galleries.

This time around, I am making it a point to drag as many of my friends as I can to visit the amazing New York art fairs that are happening throughout the city. To facilitate the discovery of the New York art fairs, we have compiled a list of exhibitions that are being held in NYC. In addition, to help you locate the exhibitions and find out what people are saying about the art fairs, we are giving the public access to our Artsnapper application for the duration of the New York art fairs. If you have a Smartphone (Android or iPhone only), you can download the application starting today. (Note – Please make sure to request an invite to get updates on the release of the application).


List of New York Art Fairs (May 2013)


May 8-11, Pier 57 (at 15th St.)
New York finally gets a design fair catering to the contemporary art crowd. Expect to find everything from classic Jean Prouvé furniture to chairs designed using 3D animation software.

Jeff Koons Extravaganza
May 8, David Zwirner, 525 & 533 W. 19th Street
May 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Gagosian Gallery, 555 W. 24th Street
Jeff Koons opens simultaneous exhibitions at two competing mega-galleries, Gagosian and David Zwirner. Only Koons could pull this off.

May 9-12, The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St.
Held annually in Miami and New York, PULSE hosts a range of emerging and established galleries. Last year the fair switched from Armory Week over to Frieze. This is a New York art fair you do not want to miss.

Frieze New York
May 10-13, Randall’s Island
Frieze New York returns to Randall’s Island with even more galleries on board than last year.

May 10-12, Pier 36, 299 South St.
After many years as one of Miami’s strongest fairs for emerging art, NADA inaugurated its first New York fair last year during Frieze.

May 10-13, The Clemente, 107 Suffolk St.
This is the first New York edition of the Parisian fair Cutlog.

The Salon: MasterWorks 
May 9 -13
The foremost art & antique show This is the first New York edition of the Parisian fair Cutlog.

PooL Art Fair 
May 10 -12, Flatiron Hotel, 9 W. 26th Street.
PooL is the premiere fair in the US dedicated to unrepresented artists. This is a New York art fair you do not want to miss.

Image Courtesy of Elle

Are you planning to attend any New York Art Fairs this year? What is your favorite Art Fair?


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