The Frieze Art Fair kicked off May 10th, forcing many a New Yorker onto ferries bound for Randall’s Island. The quality and quantity of work was almost overwhelming to take in over the course of the day, but we really thought this piece by artist Billy Sullivan stood out. Having painted since the ’60s, Sullivan’s work has often focused on the colorful and flashy characters of the art, fashion, and entertainment worlds. By employing bright colors in his paintings, Sullivan makes sure to “gild the lily,” so to speak.
(Image courtesy of Frieze. Text by Jenny Bahn)