May Art in New York

Tuesday, 1st May 2018

From Randall’s Island, Rockefeller Building to the Park Avenue Armory, art fairs and auctions are taking over New York City this May.

 Frieze Art fair

The seventh edition of Frieze New York returns with VIP preview days May 2-3, and Public days May 4-6, 2018 at Randall’s Island Park, New York

 Discover the world’s leading galleries in contemporary and modern art galleries at Frieze Art Fair. View and buy art from more than 1,000 of leading artists and experience a wide range of curated programs of talks and performances.


This is the second edition of TEFAF New York Spring, with a focus on modern and contemporary art and design. The Fair will run from May 4 – May 8, 2018.

The fair coincides with auctions, exhibitions, and other fairs in New York dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The historic Park Avenue Armory provides the prime Manhattan location and setting for the world’s leading art dealers to meet with curators and collectors.

Museum Shows

Museum of Modern Art is currently exhibiting Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965-2016 and Being: New Photography 2018. The Guggenheim has on exhibition Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away up until May 9, 2018 and with their ongoing Thannhauser Collection of Impressionist, Post- Impressionist and Fresh masterworks from their collection.

 The Whitney Museum is presenting Grant Wood: American Gothic and other Fables, with Zoe Leonard: Survey, both will be up until June 10, 2018.

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently exhibiting works by Thomas Cole, Atlantic Crossing which will be up through May 13, 2018. In addition, going through the summer include Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence and Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790.

 Gallery Highlights

Pace Gallery exhibiting the works of David Hockney, through May 12, 2018. David Zwirner has its opening for the Marlene Dumas exhibition, which runs from April 28 till June 30.  Ellsworth Kelly’s work is being presented at the Flag Art Foundation through May 19 and many more shows shall be up during this busy season.


Below are links to the catalogues for the auction house, and their applicable sale day.



Christie’s, Post-War and Contemporary, Evening Sale, Morning Sale and Afternoon Sale


Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary, Evening Sale, Morning Sale and Afternoon Sale


Phillips Evening Sale, Morning Session and Afternoon Session




Christie’s, Impressionist and Modern, Evening Sale, Works on Paper and Day Sale

 Sotheby’s, Impressionist and Modern, Evening Sale and Day Sale


 Christie’s, The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller


Freeman’s, Modern and Contemporary Art and The Bachman Collection

With such fantastic shows all around New York City, we hope you get to enjoy the great art the city has to offer to start of the spring season!

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