Fresh From Frieze: October 13
Sunday, October 13th was gray and rainy. (Before we left New Mexico, I mentioned to Donald that we might not see blue sky again for weeks). Despite the inclement weather, we went over to Frieze Masters to see the installation at the Riflemaker booth and to position my sculpture at the Outdoor Sculpture show (fortunately, the rain let up for a few minutes). While we were at Frieze Masters, we met Victoria Siddall, the director. I mentioned how happily surprised we were by both the quality of the art and its presentation, which is a welcome change from the commerce driven and sometimes vulgar art fairs we have attended over the years. Like many artists of my generation - who came of age before the advent of art fairs - I usually feel intensely uncomfortable at these; not so this time. Instead, I feel thrilled to be part of such a stellar enterprise, one in which the art is paramount - and what wonderful art it is.
[Photographs by Donald Woodman. From top: Judy at the entrance to Frieze Masters; Moving crates at Frieze Masters; Judy with Frieze Masters Director Victoria Siddall; Judy with Tot Taylor & Virginia Datsa, owners of Riflemaker, during booth installation; Judy with Tot Taylor & Virginia Datsa; More moving crates at Frieze Masters; Judy directing the arrangement of Rearrangeable Rainbow Blocks at the Frieze London Sculpture Park.]