New York City area had the annual art fair take over this past week. We just hit up the Frieze this time around. We took the ferry from E 35th street over to Randall’s Island instead of driving this year. The parking was limited this year due to construction so this was the way to go. Really nice taking a ferry up the east river and seeing the city from that vantage point. Water transportation will be bigger and better in years to come.
We got there around 1130 and stayed until almost 4. It was a long long day but fun. Here is the highlights of what we saw. It began with a Fred Wilson.
Did not get the artist but this sculpture is pretty amazing
For the first time an installation with actors
Dog installations were at a few spots in a multi-media installation by Heather Phillipson
We had lunch at Marlow and Sons. Quite civilized sitting down, having someone take your order, have some orders and a glass of rose.
Did not get this artists name either but I really thought this was a very cool installation of all these dolls
Mika Rottenberg. This is pretty awesome. You peer into the lips and see a video of lip images doing a variety of things.
This heavy iron piece would be great in an outdoor garden
Frying up some eggs
Maurizio Cattelan installation. Yes, live donkey
Live in the moment, David Shrigley
Lots of kids there getting involved which is really great to see. I saw kids with cameras and kids really checking out art.
That pretty much sums it up. The place was packed, people were taking in the art and the people watching was fantastic.