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Spring Art Fairs Converge on the L.E.S. This Weekend

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Basketball City is being transformed for this weekend's NADA Art Fair. Photo: NADA's Facebook page.
Basketball City is being transformed for this weekend’s NADA Art Fair. Photo: NADA’s Facebook page.

The spring art fairs hit New York this week, as Frieze comes to Randall’s Island for a second year, and several satellite fairs pop up around town.  Cutlog, a new multi-media fair from Paris, has taken over the Clemente Soto Velez building; previews begin tonight.  They open to the public on Friday and run through Monday, May 13th.

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is coming to Basketball City this weekend and will be open to the public May 10 – 12.  It’s the first time the international fair will be on the Lower East Side (it was in Chelsea last year).  Heather Hubbs, Director of NADA, told us they decided to move the fair to the neighborhood for a few different reasons. “The new venue offers more room to breath for everyone involved and it’s uncharted territory which NADA has a history of inhabiting,” she said.  “Also, many of NADA’s members have galleries on the lower east side and it makes sense to bring the fair closer to them.”

For an in-depth look at the burgeoning LES art scene, check out this month’s cover story here.

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