Last Monday I had the pleasure of attending the Frieze Art Fair in New York as part of a work trip. Picture this: take a taxi ferry to Randall’s Island, disembark next to a massive Paul McCarthy balloon dog, and wander between stalls of incredible artwork for hours on end. Inside the tent was a veritable maze; each gallery set up a booth displaying thousands of original pieces of artwork, ranging from more traditional artforms like painting and photography to off-the-wall performance art. There was even a giant pizza!
As a designer, there as one theme throughout the entire art fair that really spoke to me: text. Vintage and pieced-together, electric and illuminated, handwritten and scratchy…I loved it all. One of my favorite booths featured the hilarious work of David Shrigley. A bit satirical and crude, his work just makes me giggle—and isn’t it nice for art to do that sometimes?
This piece by Barbara Kruger also spoke to me on a very personal level. What do you think of it?