New York Times
Tefaf New York Spring
By Daniel McDermon
In just its second year, this Upper East Side fair, which sprang from the European fair in Maastricht, the Netherlands, brings together blue-chip galleries this spring that bridge the modern and contemporary. One sure highlight being shown by the Mnuchin Gallery is “Almost,” a new work by the Ghanaian artist El Anatsui, known for using reclaimed materials to create majestic assemblages. Ninety galleries are taking part, and the offerings also include jewelry, furniture and antiquities.
Marian Goodman will have a solo presentation by the Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco. Di Donna Galleries is pairing Surrealist works with the 19th-century Native American masks that inspired them. And Matthew Marks Gallery will be showing “White Yellow,” a 1957 Ellsworth Kelly painting that has not been seen in public since 1959. Panel presentations will include a conversation with museum directors and Daniel Weiss, president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about the issue of museum admission fees.