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05.14.14 Marina Galperina

Frieze Art Fair is the best trip to a luxury pop-up shopping mall a press pass can buy! Maybe it was the illusion of travel from the ferry ride to Randall’s Island or the un-warehouse quality of that giant, billowing, sun-streaked white tent, but the art was very enjoyable. Here some highlights. First, Beom Kim’s […]

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12.20.13 Marina Galperina

Frieze New York has just announced its exhibitor list. The London-based art fair is returning to its Randall’s Island annex in Manhattan, as a giant white tent with 192 galleries from 28 countries. What’s different this year? Russia’s out, Mexico’s in and Sculpture Park is out (Paul McCarthy’s inflatable Koons parody Balloon Dog “struggled with size issues” last year). Feminism? Feminism is very, very […]

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10.21.13 Marina Galperina

“I threw up, literally. I was really excited, then my brain realized my face was in the TV in England and I was watching it from a hotel room,” Petra Cortright tells ANIMAL. “I felt really sick and threw up in the trash-can. I’m such a baby.” As one of the recipients of this year’s […]

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Marina Galperina

For those who’ve never been, London’s Frieze Art Fair is a gigantic white circus tent over a labyrinth of cubicles stuffed with art of questionable cultural worth and varying socio-aesthetic potency, everything very expensive. But here’s your Frieze Art Fair experience in 6 seconds, exclusively from ANIMAL! It’s legit. Trying to cram all of this up […]

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05.09.13 Marina Galperina

Now, Paul McCarthy is just rubbing it in. Yes, there is a giant balloon dog sitting on Randall’s Island. But it is not Jeff Koons. It is a Paul McCarthy. Like that poop.  If you remember, we had quite the chortle about Jeff Koons grandiose flight of delusion back when he sent cease and desist letters to San Francisco’s Park Life store/gallery […]

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