The NADA art fair (New Art Dealers Alliance) has a different vibe than the Frieze fair up the river on Randall’s Island. More emerging artists and reflective of the nearby Lower East & Brooklyn galleries across the river. I went over to “Basketball City“, literally a huge basketball arena, with Muna Tseng, the sister of the late photographer, Tseng Kwong Chi who has a career retrospective show at Grey Art Gallery at the moment… more on that in another post. We met up with artist Alan Belcher, in from Toronto, and local gal-about-town, gallerist Anna Kustera. I think we all did equal parts looking and talking in the nearly three hours walking around and around. As I didn’t really feel I had the stamina to do a real survey of the entire fair, I decided to use color as a “theme”, as there was a lot of luscious pigment all over, especially in Eric Firestone‘s pop-y booth of Misaki Kawai‘s work. Muna and I HAD to take advantage of our green and red pants –sorry, it couldn’t be avoided. And when we decided to take a break, the East River, Manhattan Bridge and New York skyline was another visual feast for the eyes. It’s all happening still, today and tomorrow. Find out more here.
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