Liz Glynn

A secret bar hidden within the grid of the fair inspired by a 1920s prohibition-era-speakeasy

Liz Glynn’s large-scale installations are often assembled with inexpensive materials such as wood and cardboard. These sculptures create impromptu architectures and gathering spaces, which incorporate fictional references to historical civilizations such as ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire. Decorated like an old bank vault, Glynn’s bar at Frieze New York 2013 was accessible through a secret door. Inside, bartenders performed magic tricks while serving cocktails to guests.