Frieze Art Fair NY 2016 edition

This year marked the 25th anniversary of Frieze art fair. It was held as usual on Randall Island in New York from May 5- May 8. The Olsson Art Collections was there for the VIP opening night along with Artlovers, buyers, collectors and other ”vip’s”.

Frieze Art Fair, like all art fairs, has its downsides. It is of course widely commercial, with automobile manufacturers, booze providers, and tech companies all pitching in to pay for the event. But of all the big corporate art events, Frieze Art Fair also feels highly celebratory of radicalism in art. Walking through its many booths reminds the viewer that visual art is easily the last creative medium in the world when confrontational artists cannot only become quite successful, but can become the most sought-after and profitable creatives in the field.

Here are a few of OAC’s highlights from the fair, enjoy!


Faig Ahmed, ”Osho”, 2015, Handmade woolen carpet

Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi


Yayoi Kusama, ”The Moment of Regeneration”,

Victoria Miro, London


Doris Salcedo, Chair embedded in concrete


Tony Cragg, ”Contradiction”, 2012

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris


George Baselitz, 2015

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris


David Altmejd, ”Le Désert et la semence”, 2015

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York


Simon Fujiwara, ”Ich”, 2015

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York


Toyin Ojih Odutola, ”The Raven”, 2016

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York


El Anatsui, ”Akari”, 2016

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York



…Until next year Frieze NY!