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NADA to See Here: Best of the New Art Dealers Alliance Fair

The annual NADA New York art fair kicked off yesterday in Soho. With a new space (Skylight Clarkson North) and a new time of year (Armory Week), NADA remains a cacophony of serious art enthusiasts and neophytes. Among the 100 exhibitors are a host of downtown galleries like Jack Hanley Gallery, Regina Rex, Rawson Projects, Alden Projects, and Brennan & Griffin. In classic style, nearly everyone was dressed in an all-consuming black. Here’s a look at what was on display this year.

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NADA To See Here: Our 6 Favorite Things at the NADA Art Fair

(Photo: Luisa Rollenhagen)

(Photo: Luisa Rollenhagen)

This week, even more so than usual, art aficionados are really spoiled for choice in New York. Not only is Frieze Fair going on, but NADA (the New Art Dealers Alliance) returned to Pier 36 on the Lower East Side today. With 105 exhibitors showing through May 8, the selection can be quite overwhelming, so we went ahead and did the work for you and picked out six of our favorite exhibits.

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Here’s Where LES and Brooklyn Will Be During Art Basel and Miami Art Week 2015

By Cary Leibowitz.

By Cary Leibowitz.

It’s once again Miami Art Week, that rare time when you can escape the city without the slightest bit of FOMO. Because, after all, pretty much every Lower East Side gallery (and some North Brooklyn ones, too) will be posting up and partying down. Survey this year’s rundown of where to find NYC in the MIA, below, and you’ll notice some interesting developments: Williamsburg venue Baby’s All Right is flying down and popping up, Ridgewood venue Trans-Pecos is curating a poolside series, and there are a couple of whole new fairs this year, X Contemporary and Satellite, from co-founders of the now defunct Select fair. That’s just the start of it, so read on. We’ll be adding to this list as more intel pours in.
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Three to See During Frieze Week: NADA, African Art, and a Design Fair

'Untitled,' photo by Bobson Sukhdeo Mohanlall on view at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (Photo from 1:54 website and courtesy of Axis Gallery)

‘Untitled,’ photo by Bobson Sukhdeo Mohanlall on view at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (Photo from 1:54 website and courtesy of Axis Gallery)

If there’s anything to say about Frieze that speaks to the massive annual art fair as a whole is that it’s wholly impossible to see everything. Last year, there were 190 participating art dealers from all over the globe. And that’s just at Frieze alone. What’s more the art fair brings so many art people into the city and out of their studios in “far-flung” neighborhoods to Manhattan, that several satellite festivities coincide with the event in places other than the Frieze tent. So take your pick and get ready for two parts shmoozing and feigning interest and one part legitimate enthrallment!

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Our Miley Moment, and 99 Other Images From Art Basel and Miami Art Week

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For me, Peak Basel came sometime around midnight Saturday, when a young man toting a volume of F. Scott Fitzgerald strolled into Nobu flanked by a pair of semi-naked women with disco-ball pasties and lampshades for heads; the dining room burst into adoring applause as the trio briefly presented itself to a corner booth occupied by Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger.
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Where to Find the LES and Brooklyn at Art Basel and Miami Art Week

Katie Cercone,will be with Milk and Night at Select Fair.

Katie Cercone,will be with Milk and Night at Select Fair.

It’s time once again to blast Modest Mouse’s “Florida,” pack your whites and jet south for Miami Art Week. This year, the ever-growing phalanx of fairs will include newbs like Zones and Auto Body, where some of downtown’s finest provocateurs will do their thing. The avalanche of art can be overwhelming, but with plenty of NYC galleries in the mix (Bushwick’s Signal and the LES’s Home Alone 2 are just a couple that are doing boozy hotel pop-ups), there’s no need to leave your comfort zone. We’ve rounded up all the LES, East Village, and North Brooklyn galleries who’ll be at the fairs, and (at the bottom of the page) at various pop-ups, performances and parties.
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Didn’t Make It to NADA or Cutlog? Here’s a Fairly Comprehensive Tour

NADA photo op (Photos: Scott Lynch)

NADA photo op (Photos: Scott Lynch)

Cutlog: Jeremiah Johnson's pill house

Cutlog: Jeremiah Johnson's pill house

"Art School Entrance Exam No 3," by Li Lin

"Metamorphic Garden," by Fanni Futterknecht and Marianee Vlaschits

"See God," by Mark L. Power

Participatory art by Clara Feder: Sharpies and scratch-offs

Participatory art by Clara Feder: Sharpies and scratch-offs

Making full use of the Cutlog space

Making full use of the Cutlog space

Giant Moai Robots by Monstock!!

Giant Moai Robots by Monstock!!

Clemente classroom done up Cutlog style

Clemente classroom done up Cutlog style

New from prolific local street artist Robert Janz

New from prolific local street artist Robert Janz

Brooklyn's own Swoon

Brooklyn's own Swoon

Elle and Dain

Elle and Dain

Works by Robert Montgomery and Shoplifter at Cutlog

Works by Robert Montgomery and Shoplifter at Cutlog

The Hole bodega-booth at NADA

The Hole bodega-booth at NADA

The Hole bodega-booth at NADA

The Hole bodega-booth at NADA

The Hole bodega-booth at NADA

The Hole bodega-booth at NADA

NADA stretch

NADA stretch

NADA photo-op

NADA photo-op

Waves at NADA

Waves at NADA

NADA Playboy

NADA Playboy

NADA:

NADA: "Eight Days a Weel," by Marko Maetamm

Chicken-headed canoe jockey at NADA

Chicken-headed canoe jockey at NADA

PSA at NADA

PSA at NADA

NADA:

NADA: "At the Juncture Of And In The," by Xaviera Simmons

Rope at NADA

Rope at NADA

Shoot the Lobster's car-booth in the parking lot at NADA

Shoot the Lobster's car-booth in the parking lot at NADA

Shoot the Lobster's car-booth in the parking lot at NADA

Shoot the Lobster's car-booth in the parking lot at NADA

"Unbelievable!" at NADA

NADA:

NADA: "Cigarettes," by Katherine Bernhardt

Jess Stecklow hangs low at NADA

Jess Stecklow hangs low at NADA

Ezra Johnson fills Freight and Volume's booth at NADA

Ezra Johnson fills Freight and Volume's booth at NADA

Happy butt at NADA

Happy butt at NADA

Churner and Churner's panelled booth at NADA

Churner and Churner's panelled booth at NADA

Sculptures by Tamar Ettun at NADA

Sculptures by Tamar Ettun at NADA

"The Show Is Over," by Christopher Wool and Felix-Gonxalez Torres

Old-school Basquiat at NADA

Old-school Basquiat at NADA

There were at least a dozen art and design fairs all over the city this past weekend, anchored by the glitzy-beyond-belief Frieze NYC on Randall’s Island, home of the $40,000 slab of torn blue packing foam and $16 burritos from (holla!) Mission Cantina.
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