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UNTITLED Takes a Page From Frieze

by Paddy Johnson on December 6, 2012
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If there was ever any doubt that the Frieze art fair’s move to New York would influence fair organizers, Untitled puts the question to rest. The inaugural version of this 43 exhibitor fair mimicks nearly every point of success Frieze achieved, and with favorable results. Frieze’s light-filled tent, spacious booths, waterfront view, and fine catering; it’s all transposed at a smaller scale and near perfect pitch. Only one sticking point remains—the sales—and the jury’s still out on that.

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The Fall of Max Protetch

by The AFC Staff on June 8, 2012
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Last night’s New Curators, New Ideas IV at Meulensteen, formerly Max Protetch, reminded us how little remains of the respected gallery Protetch sold just under two years ago. It’s hard to imagine Protetch ever doing something so tacky as stationing two gallerinas outside the gallery with iPads and a guest list, but that’s what we witnessed last night. Surely, this kind of exclusivity can’t benefit a show meant to give exposure to new talent.

We’ll take a look at the show in the coming months, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the changes we’ve seen over at Meulensteen. Almost none of them are good.

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