The Frieze Art Fair began in London in 2003, introduced by Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, the publishers of the contemporary art magazine Frieze. Appropriately enough, this English import’s New York edition takes place each spring on Randalls Island, which served as a military post for British troops in the Colonial era.
This year was the fourth New York iteration of Frieze, which ran from Thursday to Sunday. Collectors, gadabouts and gallerists came by ferry and Uber to stroll through the quarter-mile-long tent filled with works represented by 198 commercial dealers and three nonprofit galleries.
“Better hurry: All the good art will be gone,” an editor said as the artists, art lovers and scenesters filed in. We met with some of the stylish first arrivals and asked them about their looks.