Frieze New York closed its eighth edition on Sunday, May 5, having brought together leading galleries from 26 countries, and driven significant sales and acquisitions by major institutions and collectors across a wide range of price points every day of the fair.
From a strong opening day and throughout the week, the 2019 edition convened collectors, curators, museum groups, and art enthusiasts from around the world, who responded enthusiastically to the energetic atmosphere and the depth and breadth of the presentations. The 2019 edition offered an unparalleled opportunity to discover emerging, underrecognized, and influential artists of the 20th century, alongside today’s most celebrated contemporary artists.
In celebration of Frieze Week in New York, Richard Mille, global partner, showcased a thoughtfully selected collection of iconic pieces, and more specially the RM 020 Tourbillon Pocket Watch, which revisited the Golden age of timekeepers in order to bring a modern and improved reinterpretation of a classic
Richard Mille has also collaborated with Frieze to create ‘Time Piece’, a short video with artist Fred Tomaselli. Represented by fair exhibitors James Cohan Gallery and White Cube, New York-based artist Tomaselli is known for his exquisitely rendered paintings of unorthodox materials that are worked into dazzling patterns. ‘Time Piece’ explores Tomaselli’s practice and passions through the lens of time. The video presentation was followed by a cocktail celebration with the artist.
A part of the Richard Mille group, the Parisian Publishing House Editions Cercle d’Art is responsible for the release of all the company’s books, magazines and other printed materials. Historically the publishing house of Pablo Picasso and many other great names of the 20th century art world, Editions Cercle d’Art connects Richard Mille Watches to the one of the most exciting periods in Modern art, underlining the brand’s artistic approach to forging a new vision of 21st century horology.
Since launching a partnership in 2018 with Frieze, Richard Mille is more than ever determined to support creation today.