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In pictures: Frieze New York art fair

  • Blow up
    Paul McCarthy's 80ft (24m) inflatable sculpture Balloon Dog overlooks the East River in the Sculpture Park at Frieze New York. (John Berens/ Frieze)
  • Alpine air
    Swiss gallery Hauser & Wirth’s booth features another of McCarthy’s Balloon Dogs and the work of multi-disciplinary artist, Matthew Day Jackson. (John Berens/ Frieze)
  • Are you being served?
    Sydney gallery Roslyn Oxley9 exhibits text works by Newell Henry.
  • Art you can eat
    Several New York restaurants have popped up at Frieze to feed hungry art lovers. The project FOOD 1971/2013 is described as “a total work of art”. (John Berens/ Frieze)
  • Magic carpet
    Visitors walk around inside an installation by Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard, exhibited by Gavin Brown's Enterprise. (John Berens/ Frieze)
  • Especially for you
    New York Artist Marianne Vitali, known for her large-scale wooden sculptures, was commissioned to create the work Cockpit (in foreground) for the fair. (John Berens/ Frieze)
  • Fairground mirror
    Sadie Coles HQ exhibits Jim Lambie’s Metal Box (left). (John Berens/ Frieze)


The second Frieze New York art fair is under way on Randall Island in the East River.

Inside a 450m-long, snaking white tent designed by Brooklyn architects SO-IL, more than 180 international art galleries are exhibiting work – it is the largest Frieze event to date.

Originating in London – where its annual art fair has been running for a decade – Frieze is fast becoming a New York institution, attracting dealers from around the world.

Towering over the pavilion is LA artist Paul McCarthy’s huge inflatable red balloon dog – a nod to Jeff Koons. In addition to indoor exhibits, visitors can view the sculpture park by the East River waterfront, enjoy some celebrity spotting, and grab some lunch at one of several eateries.

Frieze New York runs from 10-13 May.

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