NADA New York opened its sixth edition on Thursday. This year, the fair breaks tradition with its former May date, coinciding with Frieze New York, to run in tandem with The Armory Show instead. This edition also sees the fair swap its former Lower East Side digs, Basketball City, for SoHo’s more central Skylight Clarkson North.
At noon sharp, an art-world crowd eagerly crammed into the industrial elevators of the new venue, anxious to get a first look. The fair, known for emerging programs and strong mid-sized galleries, presented over 100 exhibitors from 37 cities worldwide. Perhaps in response to the uncertain state of the emerging art market, these galleries primarily focused on new and prime works by their most sought-after artists, in lieu of the never-before-seen artists that fair has been known for in the past. Below, we share 15 standout works from this year’s fair.
Elizabeth Jaeger, Taches, 2017
On view at NADA New York:
Jack Hanley Gallery, Booth 5.07
Fresh from Jaeger’s studio, this piece builds upon the artist’s recent sculptural works each comprised of a single object perched upon a small table. Taches sees a table covered with a taxonomy of the young Brooklyn artist’s ceramic works. Debuting two weeks ahead of her new show at Jack Hanley Gallery, the work is comprised of dozens of pieces, spanning Etruscan-inspired vessels, long-stemmed flowers, pinch pots, and a turtle that’s been sliced in half, all done in her signature matte black glaze. The work, on offer for $18,000, can be seen as a culmination or celebration of Jaeger’s recent practice.