See the Best of Frieze New York 2017 in Photos

Can't be there? Don't worry—here's our comprehensive roundup.

International dealers, collectors, and art lovers descended upon Randall’s Island today for the start of Frieze New York. With such a high density of top-drawer art on offer, visitors eagerly scanned the booths for their next acquisition or simply to admire the displays.

Jet-setting art-world figures such as former tennis ace John McEnroe, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Jens Hofmann, were spotted roaming the aisles, whilst well-heeled guests stood in line for a bagel or alcohol—even though doors opened at 11am in New York, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.

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Karl Holmqvist, Untitled (2016) at Gavin Brown's Enterprise Booth. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
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Karl Holmqvist, Untitled (2016) at Gavin Brown's Enterprise Booth. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Karl Holmqvist, Untitled (2016) at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise Booth. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Karl Holmqvist, Untitled (2016) at Gavin Brown's Enterprise Booth. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Richard Long's White Onyx Line (1990) at Cardi. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Richard Long’s White Onyx Line (1990) at Cardi. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Richard Long's White Onyx Line (1990) at Cardi. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
P.P.O.W. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Anton van Dalen’s The Pigeon Car (1987) at P.P.O.W. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Anton van Dalen's The Pigeon Car (1987) at P.P.O.W. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Jeppe Hein, Please Participate . Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Jeppe Hein, Please Participate (2015) at 303 Gallery. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Jeppe Hein, Please Participate (2015) at 303 Gallery. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
David Kordanksy. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Tala Madani’s The Landscape (2017) at David Kordanksy. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Tala Madani's The Landscape (2017) at David Kordanksy. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Anton Kern’s colorful booth, photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Anton Kern's colorful booth, photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Cheim & Reid. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Louise Bourgeois, Mamelles (1991) at Cheim & Reid. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Louise Bourgeois, Mamelles (1991) at Cheim & Reid. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Andrew Kreps. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Ricci Albenda, baby what a big surprise! (2017) at the Andrew Kreps booth. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Ricci Albenda, baby what a big surprise! (2017) at the Andrew Kreps booth. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Galerie Meyer, Oceanic Art. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Galerie Meyer Oceanic Art. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Galerie Meyer Oceanic Art. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Works by Keith Sonnier at Pace. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Works by Keith Sonnier at Pace. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Works by Keith Sonnier at Pace. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Works by Anri Sala at Marian Goodman. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Works by Anri Sala at Marian Goodman. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Works by Anri Sala at Marian Goodman. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Peter Saul, Pop Art II (1993), at Venus Over Manhattan. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Peter Saul, Pop Art II (1993), at Venus Over Manhattan. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Peter Saul, Pop Art II (1993), at Venus Over Manhattan. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Andres Serrano photographs from the "Anerica" series (2001–2004) at Nathalie Obadia Gallery. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Andres Serrano photographs from the “America” series (2001–2004) at Nathalie Obadia Gallery. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Andres Serrano photographs from the "America" series (2001–2004) at Nathalie Obadia Gallery. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
"John Currin," is a series of works hung salon-style at Gagosian's booth. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
“John Currin,” is a series of works hung salon-style at Gagosian’s booth. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
"John Currin," is a series of works hung salon-style at Gagosian's booth. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Frank Stella, Nowe Miasto II (1973) at Levy/Gorvy. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Frank Stella, Nowe Miasto II (1973) at Levy/Gorvy. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Frank Stella, Nowe Miasto II (1973) at Levy/Gorvy. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Carol Bove, selected works at David Zwirner booth, photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Carol Bove, selected works at David Zwirner booth, photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Carol Bove, selected works at David Zwirner booth, photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Carol Bove, selected works at David Zwirner, photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Carol Bove, selected works at David Zwirner, photo: Henri Neuendorf.
Carol Bove, selected works at David Zwirner, photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Gagosian‘s booth was packed to the rafters with visitors keen to get a glimpse of the gallery’s solo presentation of drawings by John Currin. Young galleries in the fair’s spotlight section were also well frequented, with people looking to get a first-hand look at the next star artist.

There were also weird and unique items on view, including a pigeon coop, containing actual live white pigeons. Meanwhile a strange bearded man clad completely in beaver skin—think Leonardo DiCaprio in the The Revenant—attracted confused glances from the art crowd.

If you’re suffering from a severe bout of FOMO, fear not. We’ve compiled a comprehensive photo roundup of the fair’s must-see highlights.


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