Andrea Bowers Hangs Letter Decrying Frieze’s Labor Practices in Susanne Vielmetter’s Booth


As part of her presentation in Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects‘s booth at Frieze New York, the artist Andrea Bowers included a letter to the fair’s organizers denouncing their use of non-union labor — an act that earned her a friendly acknowledgment from the Teamsters Joint Council No. 16. Alongside her large felt-on-cardboard work (pictured), Bowers hung the letter, reproduced in full below, stating that the fair should begin “hiring workers that have experience in the industry with family-supporting wages.”


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Bowers’s letter seems to be a response to the Arts and Labor working group’s call on artists, dealers, and panelists involved with Frieze New York to speak out against the fair’s use of non-union workers.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Photos by Micah Schmidt.)