Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Frieze Art Fair (Post 1 of 2)

Doug Aitken, MORE, 2012, High density foam, wood, mirror and glass, 65 x 49 x 6 inches

This past weekend the Frieze Art Fair came to New York for the first time ever.  A massive tent, which the NY Times compared to a "white stretch limo," was erected on Randall's Island.  Nearly 180 leading galleries from all over the world (United States, Germany, England, Romania, India, South Africa...) exhibited contemporary art work.  The experience was wonderful and perhaps a bit overwhelming, but I managed to snap a few pictures of my favorite pieces.  I don't know much about the field, but I hope you enjoy this post!

Tracey Emin, And I Said I Love You!, 2011, Neon,  22.5 x 63 in

Jim Lambie, Vortex ' Eau de Parfum', 2012, MDF, full gloss paint, papier mache, 17.5 x 17.5 x 15 inches (vortex), 98 1/2 x 39 x 22 inches (installation)

Gallery Experimenter Kolkata
(They travelled far!)

Adrian Ghenie, Pie Fight Interior 3, 2012
One of my favorites at the exhibit.  Romania's Galeria Plan B sold it for $100,000.

Set of four by Jonathan Monk

Rachel Feinstein, Prima Ballerina Tamara, 2012, Enamel on mirror, 36 x 26 inches

Jeppe Hein, You Are Right Here Right Now, 2012, powder coated aluminium, neon tubes, two-way mirror, powder coated steel, transformers, 100 x 100 x 10 cm

Banks Violette, Untitled (88), 2011, Steel, two parts, each: 79 x 48 x 12 inches

Tim Rollins and K.O.S.,  A Midsummer Night's Dream (after Mendelssohn and Shakespeare), 2012, Watercolor, ink on music score pages on canvas, 91 x 91.5 x 5 cm
(Loved this!)

A close-up. 

Anish Kapoor, Untitled, 2010, Fibreglass, 300 x 300 cm (very large!)

A side view, to help you better imagine it.




  1. gorgeous photos!

    xoxo from

    1. Thank you Vittoria! Your blog is great too! Love your stingray cuff!