FAD’s Art World VIP Guide to NYC the Super PR Richard Scott

FAD only wants the best for you, and so we thought about who would really know their way around New York during Frieze and concluded that it would be the people who visit the most frequently, the VIPs of the art world. We’ve already had curator Rick Heron and now we bring you Super PR Richard Scott who’s company actually handles the PR for Frieze..

1.The best place I’ve ever stayed in New York is It has to be the Standard, East Village.

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I’m biased, because it’s a client, but it’s true, I love it. It’s got the swagger of its older sibling on the High Line, but in a much more relaxed and discreet way. It’s a neighbourhood hotel and reflects the cool bohemia and cultural excitement of the the East Village. It’s also on the East side so easy to get on to the FDR for a quick zoom up to Frieze.

2. The best meal I’ve ever eaten in New York
There are so many… Indochine is always fun, Upland was great last time I was in New York, and I’m looking forward to checking out Dirty French this week and maybe the new Mission Chinese.

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Mission Chinese

3.  A thing someone shouldn’t miss while someone is in town for Frieze is ..

Pierre Huyghe's rooftop installation at the Met
Pierre Huyghe’s rooftop installation at the Met

There’s a lot going on this week. Of course the main action will be in the big tent on Randall’s Island; there will be major New York galleries such as Aquavella, Skarstedt, Matthew Marks and Pace exhibiting for the first time, standout solo artist presentations such as Guiseppe Penone at Marian Goodman and great discoveries to be found in Frame, the section for younger galleries, with Leo Xu from Shanghai and Koppe Astner from Glasgow ones to watch out for.
A woman looks at works by Guiseppe Penone at the Marian Goodman Gallery booth at Frieze New York 2015
A woman looks at works by Guiseppe Penone at the Marian Goodman Gallery booth at Frieze New York 2015. Photo by Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro / Frieze

 

In the Projects section make sure you check out Pia Camil’s wearable art ponchos and Aki Sasamoto’s personality test – realised through a walking maze.
Visitors to Frieze New York 2015 try on wearable art ponchos by Pia Camille
Visitors to Frieze New York 2015 try on wearable art ponchos by Pia Camille as part of Frieze Projects. Photo by Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy Marco Scozzaro / Frieze
And this year we have seen that the London phenomenon of ‘Frieze Week’ seems to have landed – there are things to see and do all over town from the unveiling of Pierre Huyghe’s rooftop installation at the Met to Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Brooklyn Museum and Creative Time’s project in Central Park. And of course the new Whitney!

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine, ' A curation of the world’s most interesting culture' [PLUS] Art of Conversation: A tri-annual 'no news paper' AofC - Issue 1 Autumn 2018