Frieze announced today that its New York fair will have its third schedule change in as many years, as there will now be two VIP preview days, on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by three public days that run Friday until Sunday.
The fair will open to VIPs May 2 and 3, and to the public May 4, 5, and 6.
The news comes a year after Frieze New York was shortened by a day for its 2017 edition, shifting the preview day to Thursday and cutting back on the days the public could visit the tent on Randall’s Island. Last year’s fair came in the middle of a confluence of art world events on different continents, and some collectors found themselves jetting from New York for openings and fairs to Venice for the Biennale and then back to New York for the evening sales at auction houses.
A note from a Frieze representative said that, “The additional day is designed to welcome the increasing number of collectors, museum professionals, and museum groups that attend the fair each year, providing greater opportunities to engage with the work of today’s leading artists from around the world.”