When art met fun, Frieze Art Fair was born. The must-see international contemporary art fair is in NYC for 4 days—I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek last night so I’m sharing the details with you first…
Featuring works from 28 countries and 190 galleries, the art fair is a spring favorite, where everyone comes out of the woodwork to celebrate contemporary art.
Located on Randall’s Island, seven projects in particular were commissioned just for the occasion (one of which happens to be an interactive row boat experience by artist Marie Lopez).
I kicked off the evening by checking out some extraordinary contemporary artists, like Laurie Simmons, Farhad Moshiri and Kehinde Wiley, while catching up with some of my closest friends.
Scroll through the slideshow to take a look at some of my favorite pieces from Frieze New York 2014.
But the art didn’t stop there…
After the Frieze Art Fair preview, I headed to Highline Stages for the Whitney Art Party, one of my favorite events of the year. The party and silent auction bring together art enthusiasts from all industries in an effort to help support the Whitney’s Independent Study Program and other educational initiatives. DJ Hannah Bronfman and Brandan Fallis turned it up while party attendees admired some seriously statement pieces, like Nick Doyle’s Piano and Curtis Kulig’s Considered An Experience.
In a pre-publicist, pre-paparazzi, pre-Intstagram world back in the 70s and 80s, when there were parties, there was Brad Elterman to capture them.
No stranger to the party scene, he made his mark as a teenage rock ‘n roll photographer who got his start after a photo he took of Bob Dylan became famous.
Elterman was an unassuming kid who got unprecedented access to the luminaries of the time, from The Ramones to Joan Jett to Madonna.
Milk Gallery has the party encapsulated in an exhibition at 450 West 15th Street called Dog Dance, a collection of Brad’s iconic work that captures the gritty glamour of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Catch it from now until May 18 - and remember, never be Sorry for Partying.
Looking for something to do this weekend? We at MILLY have got just the thing.
On display at New York City’s Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, Mario Testino, legendary fashion photographer, shows another side to his art. The photos mix art with anthropology of the people of Peru, Testino’s hometown, tying in to the Institute’s mission to promote the culture of Spain and Spanish-speaking regions.
Alta Moda, (translated as “high fashion), showcases the most decadent of dress of the Peruvian people. They dress to celebrate their culture and their heritage. Each portrait tells the story of it’s subject, while also sharing Testino’s personal history and pride for his homeland. Check it out and let us know what you think!
ALTA MODA by Mario Testino is accompanied by a series of related public programs that will additionally serve to reinforce the Institute’s mission of promoting greater awareness and understanding of the culture of Spain in the United States through a steadfast dedication to advancing scholarship in the humanities and the arts. Please check the website www.qssi.org for a schedule of events.