See 15 Stunning Shots of Frieze London’s Posh VIP Preview

Portia Munson's 'Pink Project' is an early Instagram hit.

Portia Munson, Pink Project (2016). Courtesy of P.P.O.W.
Portia Munson, Pink Project (2016). Courtesy of P.P.O.W.

As far as the art world is concerned, London is the place to be this week, as the 14th edition of Frieze London prepares to open to the public October 6.

Those of us stuck across the pond, however, are already experiencing serious FOMO thanks to the initial Instagram posts from the VIP preview on October 5.

At a fair where even the bathrooms are a work of art, with over 160 galleries hailing from all over the globe, there’s no shortage of social media-friendly works on view.

The initial round of images suggests that among the fair’s over 1,000 participating artists, the stand out photo opp is Portia Munson’s Pink Project, part of New York gallery P.P.O.W.’s presentation of four generations of feminist artists. The seminal 1993 work, which debuted in the 1994 exhibition “Bad Girls” at the New Museum in New York, gathers together thousands of found objects, all of them pink.

Shown in numerous configurations over the years, the Frieze iteration of Pink Project is laid out on a large table, with a towering pile of feminine objects stacked along its center. It makes for a pleasing array in photographs, but also offers a pointed commentary about the societal expectations placed upon women and the commercialization of femininity.

See more shots of the Pink Project, and other captivating images of Frieze London 2016, in these Instagram photos of the October 5 VIP opening.

#AnishKapoor #ShowStopper #FriezeLondon #LissonGallery B6

A photo posted by Lisson Gallery (@lisson_gallery) on

Super vibrant studio shot via Turner Prize nominee @iandavenportofficial

A photo posted by Visual Fodder (@visual.fodder) on

Duh ✌🏼 #frieze #friezelondon #previewnight #feminist @friezeartfair

A photo posted by E M I L Y B R Y A N T 💎 (@emilykbryant) on

Petroleum Blue is the next Black #friezelondon #artisfashion #fashionisart

A photo posted by Basma Chidiac (@bdwc) on

Walking out of Frieze like…#aarongarbermaikovska

A photo posted by Magid (@magidnation) on

#takuro #kuwata #ceramic #ceramicorgasm

A photo posted by Federica Elmo (@federicaelmo) on

A photo posted by Han Lo (@thehanlo) on

Pink power !! @frieze.london

A photo posted by Bethan Wood (@bethanlaurawood) on

Cheers to that #possibility @friezeartfair

A photo posted by Hella Lund (@hellalund) on

FRIEZE!

A photo posted by Tinie Tempah (@tiniegram) on

What's my name #friezeweek #frieze #frieze2016 #friezeartfair #art

A photo posted by Nathan Cook (@_nathan__c) on

Bubbly deer 😍😍😍 #frieze #londonartweek #koheinawa

A photo posted by Kristina @ TESS VAN GHERT (@tessvanghert) on


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