Frieze New York 2023
May 2023

“Three is a magic number.” So sang Schoolhouse Rock!’s Bob Dorough or De La Soul, depending on your references. This is the third year in which Frieze New York takes over The Shed, bringing presentations by galleries from 27 countries to the art world’s capital. This issue of Frieze Week responds to the scene in our host city: from the Black women dealers taking charge at some of New York’s biggest galleries (p.12), to agile spaces finding their own unique nooks (p.42), and the major museum shows of the season (p.18). We also turn the spotlight on collaborations with local non-profits: Artadia (p.22), the Artist Plate Project (p.24) and Printed Matter, Inc.(p.20), which you can find at the fair, while Frieze’s Christine Messineo and The Shed’s Tamara McCaw share their respective engagement with the city’s communities and highlights of the week (p.9). Charlie Engman’s portfolio showcases his distinctive use of A.I (p.48). His sensuous cover image suggests two lads merging into one being with two heads. Three is the number of love, my mother says, because out of two comes one more.

Matthew McLean, Editor and Creative Lead, Frieze Studios

From this issue

From a marigold yellow room in the National Arts Club, Alex Tieghi-Walker presents the work of one-of-a-kind maker

BY Pei-Ru Keh |

Artist and educator Mary Lum makes a selection from the venerable book store, whose pop-up returns to Frieze New York 2023

BY Mary Lum |

From Fire Island to Loewe at Paris Fashion Week, the New York-based artists create queer, colourful worlds

BY Evan Moffitt |

At this month's fair, Maestro Dobel Tequila delves deep into Oaxaca's vibrant artisanal heritage

Sponsored by Dobel

The late designer’s is one of 40 plates launching at Frieze New York by the Artist Plate Project, raising funds for Coalition for the Homeless

BY Nora Foster |

The photographer creates impossible-to-stage images exploring emotional states in urban life

BY Matthew McLean AND Charlie Engman |

Building on a long legacy, a growing community of Black women are guiding the city’s established and blue-chip names into their new eras

BY Jasmin Hernandez |

Frieze’s Christine Messineo and The Shed’s Tamara McCaw discuss their approaches to programming — and some shows for your Frieze Week agenda

BY Christine Messineo AND Tamara McCaw |

The Michelin starred-chef shares tips for eating in New York during Frieze Week

BY Ignacio Mattos AND Matthew McLean |

A major new commission at Frieze New York 2023 utilizes failed letters to trace the histories, brutalities and inequalities encoded in its terrain

BY Folasade Ologundudu |

The Chair of YoungArts discusses her 'very personal' collection in relation to her passionate commitment to patronage of young artists and performers

BY Sarah Arison AND Sara Harrison |

A curated selection of work from the Deutsche Bank Collection puts women photographers into focus

In Collaboration with Deutsche Bank

Considering the paradoxes and pitfalls of the artist’s explorations of work and class, on view at the Whitney during Frieze Week

BY Paul McAdory |