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Miles of art in gallery-sized spaces on an island of wildflowers, Frieze is the queen of NY art fairs, opulent and spacious after the cramped overstimulation of its satellite fairs. You can't escape the ipad aesthetics, but the editing - and the packaging - was more careful, and there was so much good work by established artists that you grew immune to it ("Oh, it's just another Anish Kapoor.") Notable classics include Maurizio Cattelan, Damien Hirst, Cornelia Parker, Peter Halley, Los Carpinteros, and new work by Lisa Yuskavage. It was also nice to see new blood, such as Rieko Otake's "Room" and David Altmejd’s room of gory humanoid heads.
My favorite fair of the ones I went to. Less loud, more classy.
Felt short of expectations. Pieces somewhat immature and lacking care in thought and preparation.
Reserved, as in art of the expected style as of late: bright, colorful, gimmicky. Would have liked something fresher.
Like going through a good museum. Frank Stella is everywhere, unfortunately mostly the late stuff. Spotted a gem of Cadmus and a Tooker.