It’s been a month since the first two opening days of Frieze Art Fair’s New York edition sparked a flood of complaints, puns, and social media posts about the unbearable heat inside the bespoke tent on Randall’s Island. Now, fair organizers have stepped up to the plate with an offer to partially refund exhibitors affected by the soaring temperatures.
In a letter sent to exhibitors this morning, Frieze executives wrote: “We promised to give something back to you following Frieze New York and we are writing now to confirm that we are offering 10% of the booth fee to every gallery who was affected by the heat on the first two days of the fair, with a minimum of $1,000.”
The letter bears the names of director Victoria Siddall; co-founders Amanda Sharp and Mathew Slotover; and artistic director Loring Randolph, the former longtime director at New York’s Casey Kaplan gallery. Read more