Frieze NY 2013 was overall a great fair. It was held again in a large tent on Randall’s Island, a boat ride away from Eastern Manhattan. With over 180 exhibitors taking part this year, the fair is definitely one of the larger ones out there. Some of the best galleries from across the world lined up to join Frieze this year, which took place from May. 10-13.
The presence of Middle Eastern art at the fair was strengthened by the participation of Dubai’s Third Line and Beirut’s Sfeir Semler Gallery. Sfeir Semler Gallery had a great booth location close to the fair’s entrance. The booth included works by some of the gallery’s star artists including Akram Zaatari, Yto Barrada, and Khalil Rabah.
Sfeir Semler Booth
Khalil Rabah, ‘The Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind,’ 2012, Oil on canvas, 200 x 100 cm:
Akram Zaatari, ‘Before they went to their military training. Studio Shehrazade, Saida 1970, 2006,’ Modern Silver Print:
The Third Line Gallery brought a beautiful selection of works, including a brilliant work by Pouran Jinchi, a great Moshiri, and a beautiful Monir Faramanfarmaian.
Slavs and Tatars:
L & M Arts’ Ahmed Al Soudani piece:
New York City’s Jack Shainman Gallery had 2 beautiful works by Hayv Kahraman: