With scenesters descending in droves upon the orgiastic, heavily branded affair that is Art Basel Miami Beach and the commercial stakes higher than ever, is Frieze one of the few remaining art fairs with any industry street cred? Since debuting back in 2012, Frieze’s New York iteration has managed to maintain its authority as a destination for art world aficionados and casual admirers alike.It draws a cross selection of top galleries and international cool kids. Come Thursday, Frieze will open its doors on Randall’s Island once again. More than 190 galleries will be on hand—and that’s to say nothing of a host of talks, special projects, and eateries to partake in. To make the most of your time at the fair, we’ve tapped a handful of influencers to curate their picks for this year’s edition. Click through the slideshow above to read more, and check out Frieze’s website to brush up on all the action not covered here.
—Kristin Anderson, Style.com