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.”
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.)