Damien Hirst & Antony Gormley To Headline Frieze New York




Frieze New York is only days away. And finally we are to get a glimpse of what this inaugural event holds in store, including details of the booths of big hitters.

This inaugural event will take place between the 4–7 May 2012 on Randall’s Island, Manhattan, and promises ‘the most forward-thinking galleries from around the globe’, peddling work ‘by over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists’. And, with recent announcements, it seems that no promises are set to be broken.

Alongside a sculpture by Antony Gormley dating from 1987 and worth $750,000, for example, White Cube will present a fish cabinet by Damien Hirst from 1993 with the casually stratospheric price tag of $4 million. Hauser & Wirth will present a blue ‘White Snow Dwarf, Sleepy #1 (Midget)’ by Paul McCarthy worth $950,000. And David Zwirner will be presenting a Dan Flavin light sculpture worth $1 million.

As with the London editions of Frieze, the NYC version will creating a sculpture of park of newly commissioned large-scale works that will be freely accessible the public. The Sculpture Park will be located along the waterfront of Randall’s Island overlooking the East River (a two minute walk from the main pavilion), and will year contain works new works by James Angus, Rathin Barman, Christoph Büchel, Ernesto Neto, Tomás Saraceno, Katja Strunz and Cerith Wyn Evans as well as pieces by Louise Bourgeois, Joshua Callaghan, Subodh Gupta, Ryan Gander, Jeppe Hein, Gabriel Kuri, Susan Philipsz and Jaume Plensa.

ArtLyst will, of course, be reporting live from the scene of what looks set to be the biggest art event of the year, keeping our informed readers up-to-date with all the latest art news.  

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