Frieze New York: Fascinating Sculptures and Installations

NEW YORK—As contemporary art lovers descend on Randall’s Island this weekend, a big red balloon dog by Tom McCarthy (not Jeff Koons) greets them. The whimsical work anchors the Frieze New York Sculpture Park and is complemented by a wide range of creative sculptures and installations inside the fair, including an intriguing, incredibly detailed green polyester structure by Do Ho Suh that features molding and decorative door locks.

Frieze New York is on view through Monday, from May 8 to May 11, 2013.

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“Wielandstr. 18, 12159 Berlin,” 2011 (polyester fabric, edition of 3) by Do Ho Suh at Lehmann Maupin of New York.

Detail of “Wielandstr. 18, 12159 Berlin.”

Installation view of Gagosian Gallery booth. Sculpture by Dan Colen.

Alternative view of Dan Colen sculpture.

“WWJD,” 2012 (cross, footprints, clouds—printed Lexan, lights, plywood, muslin, lentils, printed cotton—and original audio track “Hey Jesus”) by Jack Early at McCaffrey Fine Art of New York.

“Advertising Tombstone Wall No. 2,” 2013 (hand-carved wood) by Cameron Platter at Whatiftheworld/Gallery of Capetown.

“Atomic,” 2013 (steel, concrete, stones, wax) by Eva Rothschild at The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd. of Glasgow

“Soundsuit,” 2011 (mixed media including fabric vintage toys, seesaw and mannequin) by Nick Cave, with three oil on canvas works by Lynette Yaidom-Boakye in the background at Jack Shainman Gallery of New York.

“Tin Cans,” 2009 by Tsuruko Yamazaki at Take Ninagawa of Tokyo.

“Untitled,” 2013 (fiberglass, paint) by Anish Kapoor at UK-based Lisson Gallery.

Salvaged doors by Seth Price at Reena Spaulings Fine Art of New York.

“Balloon Dog,” 2013 by Paul McCarthy (exhibited courtesy Hauser & Wirth) at Frieze Sculpture Park.

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