New York’s Spring art bonanza: the shows, the sales, the fairs


This week: the Frieze art fair and spring auctions in New York. As the Frieze Art Fair returns to The Shed in Manhattan, coinciding with the season’s big auctions, The Art Newspaper’s live editor, Aimee Dawson, and our contributing editor Anny Shaw take the temperature of the market in New York. You can read all of our online coverage of New York Frieze Week here.

Eric McNatt’s photo of Kim Gordon (left) and a corresponding work from Richard Prince’s New Portraits series (right) Court documents

Just as we completed the episode, the US Supreme Court ruled that Andy Warhol infringed on the photographer Lynn Goldstein’s copyright when he created a series of silkscreens based on her photograph of the late rock singer Prince. Coincidentally, we had already recorded an interview with our New York correspondent Laura Gilbert about the fact that a Manhattan judge last week refused to throw out two photographers’ long-running copyright lawsuits against the artist Richard Prince, for his New Portraits series, which appropriated their original images. The case is bound to be affected by the Supreme Court’s decision, as Laura tells us.

Sarah Sze’s Metronome (2023) at The Waiting Room, Peckham Rye Station, London Commissioned by Artangel © Sarah Sze, courtesy of the artist; Photo: Thierry Bal

And this episode’s Work of the Week is Metronome by Sarah Sze, a new site-specific work made for a former first class waiting room at Peckham Rye station in south London, which until recently had been almost derelict. We speak to Sarah about her new installation.

• Frieze New York continues until Sunday 21 May

• Listen to an interview with Virginia Rutledge, the art historian and lawyer, about the Andy Warhol/Lynn Goldsmith case in The Week in Art episode here

• Sarah Sze: The Waiting Room, Artangel at Peckham Rye Station, London, until 17 September. Sarah Sze: Timelapse, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, until 10 September. Listen to the podcast A brush with… Sarah Sze here


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