Object & Thing, a new fair in Brooklyn charging commission instead of booth fees, revealed its inaugural exhibitors.

Nate Freeman
Mar 21, 2019 3:58PM, via press release

The venue where Object & Thing will take place, 99 Scott. Photo courtesy 99 Scott.

A theme that emerged from Armory Week in New York is that the calendar of art fairs is jam-packed. But a new fair on has a distinct approach and a fresh payment model. Opening in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood in May, Object & Thing is an art-meets-design fair where editioned objects will be sold next to sculptures, with prices ranging from $1,000 to $50,000. There’s a component called The Shop, with items that are below $100 dollars, including books and foodstuffs. It’s in a space with no booths or partitions and the items for sale are also available for purchase on an e-commerce site.

Most intriguingly, there’s no booth fee to cripple galleries, many of which are already saddled with the price of admission to Frieze New York, which runs concurrent to Object & Thing on Randall’s Island. Instead, the galleries pay a commission on what actually sells.

On Thursday, Object & Thing revealed the 32 galleries that will be paying such commissions. Many are among the world’s heavyweights, including Pace Gallery and Hauser & Wirth, alongside outfits such as London’s Herald Street, L.A.’s David Kordansky Gallery, and Mendes Wood DM, which has outposts in São Paulo, Brussels, and New York. Other local favorites include David Lewis, Bridget Donahue, and Clearing, which has a space just up the street in Bushwick.

Object & Thing, which was founded by Frieze veteran Abby Bangser, opens on May 3rd at 99 Scott. The full list of exhibitors is below:

  • AGO Projects (Mexico City / New York)
  • Blue Mountain School (London)
  • Blum & Poe (Los Angeles / New York / Tokyo)
  • CLEARING (New York / Brussels)
  • de Vera (New York)
  • Bridget Donahue (New York)
  • Friedman Benda (New York)
  • Hauser & Wirth (New York / Los Angeles / London / Somerset / Hong Kong / Zürich / St. Moritz / Gstaad)
  • Herald St (London)
  • Hyundai (Seoul / New York)
  • Jason Jacques (New York)
  • Judd Foundation (New York / Marfa)
  • Karma (New York)
  • Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles)
  • Anton Kern Gallery (New York)
  • David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles)
  • LABOR (Mexico City)
  • David Lewis Gallery (New York)
  • Magen H Gallery (New York)
  • Matthew Marks Gallery (New York / Los Angeles)
  • Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo / Brussels / New York)
  • The Modern Institute (Glasgow)
  • Rossana Orlandi Gallery (Milan)
  • P.P.O.W (New York)
  • Pace Gallery (New York / Beijing / Genève / Hong Kong / London / Palo Alto / Seoul)
  • Patrick Parrish Gallery (New York)
  • R & Company (New York)
  • Reform (Los Angeles)
  • Salon 94 (New York)
  • Salon 94 Design (New York)
  • Shiprock Santa Fe (Santa Fe)
  • Van Doren Waxter (New York)

The Shop

  • Blue Hill Market (Pocantico Hills, New York)
  • The Good Liver (Los Angeles)
  • Karma Bookshop (New York)
  • Magazine & Book | By Apartamento and Mast (Barcelona / New York)
  • Momosan Shop (London)
  • Playmountain EAST (San Francisco)
  • The Primary Essentials (New York)
  • Saipua (New York)
  • Thompson Street Studio (New York)
Nate Freeman