NEW YORK—Thousands of art enthusiasts turned out for Frieze New York yesterday where galleries from around the world were showcasing work from established artists and emerging talents. Many of the works were particularly attractive to the crowds. Lisson Gallery features a large-scale work by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. His series of three standing wood boxes with aligned cut-outs proved pose-worthy. Many placed their heads in the round opening of the last box while their counterparts photographed them looking through the first box. Also popular at Lisson was an enormous yellow sphere cut-out by Anish Kapoor installed on a wall nearby. The Gagosian booth features the work of one artist—a series of carpet paintings by Italian artist Rudolf Stingel. And at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, there is a large cart outfitted with a series of chromed sausages by Rirkrit Tiravanija.
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Frieze New York, which also includes a waterfront sculpture park, is taking place on Randall’s Island from May 4 to May 7, 2012.
All photos by Arts Observer
From left, “Magdelena” and “Daneil” (moldable plastic with wire under-frame structure) by Pawel Althamer at Foksal Gallery Foundation of Warsaw.
“Untitled (Kramer and Newman Make Sausge),” 2012 (stainless steel, chromed sausage and two trucks) by Rirkrit Tiravanija at Gavin Brown’s enterprise. The name references characters from the TV show “Seinfeld.”