Philippe Parreno’s Fraught Times: For Eleven Months of the Year it’s an Artwork and in December it’s Christmas (All Photos By Gail)
Frieze Art Fair 2013 may already be a couple of weeks behind us but that doesn’t mean I’m done with posting all the great photos I took of some really fun and inspiring art. Here are a few of my favorite realist (and surrealist) sculptures and installations from this year’s fair!
I didn’t catch the name of this artist (which is the case with most of my pics, due to moving fast and trying to get clean shot with no extra bodies in them) but this sculpture of a body in a bathtub covered by a black tarp is pretty creepy and looked surprisingly real.
I’m sure there is a deeper meaning here that I missed but I think this is just row of Snapple bottles filled with Red, Blue and Yellow Water. This probably costs thousands of dollars but you could totally make this at home. Andy Warhol famously said, “Art is what you can get away with.” Art!
I was so charmed by this Furniture Installation by Lily Van der Stokker.
If I had a Hammer this big…
This may looks like somebody dropped a bag of Yellow Onions on a board, but nothing is ever really what it appears to be at these events.
For example, it’s a Pineapple (maybe), but it is also Art!
Everyone wanted to have their picture taken in front of the Giant Pizza Sculpture By Tom Friedman.
I am such a sucker for a nice pair of Red Lips.
Tom Friedman also made this giant Twinkie, Ding Dong and classic Pink Sno Ball, which are made of Styrofoam (just like real Hostess cakes!)
Yes, these are tongues. And yes, everyone went”EW!” upon viewing them. Kids seem to dig them, however.
Watermelon with Pipe by Carsten Höller.
White Balloons, very nice!
Stay tuned to The Gig for more coverage from Frieze Art Fair 2013!