Recent Articles
Genesis Tramaine Artspace Edition Debuts at UNTITLED, ART
Artist to Watch
Genesis Tramaine Artspace Edition Debuts at UNTITLED, ART
5 Great Pieces To Bid On in the Together In Distance Auction
Investment Pieces
5 Great Pieces To Bid On in the Together In Distance Auction
What to Say About Your New Robert Longo Print
Living With Art
What to Say About Your New Robert Longo Print
News Of A Very Special Auction
Investment Pieces
News Of A Very Special Auction
10 Questions for LatchKey Gallery co-founders
10 x 10 x 10
10 Questions for LatchKey Gallery co-founders Natalie Kates and Amanda L. Uribe
INTERVIEW: Elmgreen & Dragset
Meet the Artist
INTERVIEW: Elmgreen & Dragset 'What We Need to do, As Cultural Workers Today, Is to Find a New Way of Getting Back Our Dignity as Citizens'
10 Questions for RESORT Gallery co-founders Seth Adelsberger and
10 x 10 x 10
10 Questions for RESORT Gallery co-founders Seth Adelsberger and Alex Ebstein
10 Questions for River Gallery Founder Carl E. Smith
10 x 10 x 10
10 Questions for River Gallery Founder Carl E. Smith
10 Questions for Davis Editions and Originals Founder Jeff Davis
10 x 10 x 10
10 Questions for Davis Editions and Originals Founder Jeff Davis
10 Questions for Baby Blue Gallery Founder Caleb Beck
10 x 10 x 10
10 Questions for Baby Blue Gallery Founder Caleb Beck
10 Questions for Carvalho Park's Jennifer Carvalho
10 x 10 x 10
10 Questions for Carvalho Park co-Founder Jennifer Carvalho
The Making of Love, Rihanna: Luxury Supreme
Close Look
'A Piece of Art That I am Really Proud Of' - Rihanna on Love, Rihanna: Luxury Supreme
INTERVIEW: Sterling Ruby
Meet the Artist
INTERVIEW: Sterling Ruby 'In America, often the response to negative aspects of the system is to retreat to platitudes about morals and family values. In this way nothing is achieved.'
INTERVIEW: Kerry James Marshall
Meet the Artist
INTERVIEW: Kerry James Marshall 'I never think of artworks as having a quality that’s intended to mobilize people to action. They don’t make people do things. But they do put questions in the mind of a viewer that they may not have entertained before...'
Come On Our Virtual Studio Visit With Maria Jimena Herrera
Meet the Artist
Come On Our Virtual Studio Visit With Maria Jimena Herrera

Close Look

The Many Mirrors of Frieze New York

By

The Many Mirrors of Frieze New York
Frieze New York

ARtLast week, the international art world descended upon New York for the second edition of Frieze New York, with galleries from London to Ljubljana setting up shop in the infamous Frieze Tent, designed by architects-of-the-moment SO-IL (Solid Objectives Idenburg Liu), on Randall's Island. Art fairs are the natural habitat of all things big and shiny, so it comes as little surprise that mirrors emerged as a dominant theme at Frieze, appearing at what seemed like every one of the fair's 180 booths. Here are a few of our favorites:  

Berlin-based gallery Johann König's booth featured a freestanding sculpture of interpenetrating mirrors by Jeppe Hein, something of a signature for the artist (a similar one popped up last year at the Frieze New York sculpture park).

Paris gallery Praz Delavallade brought new works by Sam Durant featuring bold messages scrawled on wall-mounted mirrors. 

 

At the shared booth of London's greengrassi and New York's Andrew Kreps Gallery, a cluster of two sided discs (one mirrored, one bearing kaleidoscopic patterns of bright color) by Pae White was suspended from the ceiling.

London's Lisson Gallery brought a large-scale convex mirror sculpture by Anish Kapoor, which distorted its surroundings.  

Stuart Shave Modern Art brought a sculpture made of cracked mirrored surfaces by David Altmejd that was at once totemic and futuristic. 

Mirrors by Olafur Eliasson lined the booth walls of New York's Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

At the booth of Paris's Galerie Frank ElbazMungo Thomson seemed to playfully allude to a 2006 issue of Time magazine that declared the person of the year to be "You." 

In case anyone forgot why they were wandering around the fair, Doug Aitken's text-based sculpture at the booth of 303 Gallery displayed a helpful reminder.  

London's Sadie Coles HQ brought a set of sculptures by Jim Lambie that paired mirrors with brightly colored enamel. 

Paul Kasmin Gallery featured a surrealist-tinged, mirror-polished sculpture by Brazilian artist Saint Clair Cemins

Another pedestal-bound mirror sculpture was found at the booth of Alison Jacques Gallery, where Paul Morrison featured a mirrored dandelion, a new take on botanical illustration (a recurring theme in Morrison's work.) 

Galeri Nicolai Wallner brought an installation by Elmgreen and Dragset that was equal parts melodramatic and mournful. 

Finally, at the booth of Chicago's Shane Campbell Gallery, a screenprinted mirror by Adam Pendleton

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS