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Art in New York … A Crushed Fiat Painted in Pink Nail Polish

One of the highlights of Frieze NY 2014, the juggernaut art fair launched by London-based art magazine Frieze, was a crushed Fiat car coated in pink nail polish. The artwork is titled “Skin Crime 3” by Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury, and it was installed next to a giant mirror-like old-school Gilette razor blade titled “Blade” (of course). We’re a fan of Fleury’s ouevre, which explores themes of consumerism, shopping, fashion, luxury, beauty and marketing, often in striking vivid, colorful installations.

Side note: Fiat cars seem to be useful media material for European artists, as seen here in British artist Simon Starling’s “Ostalgia.”

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Artist Tom Friedman’s Giant Twinkie, Ding Dong and Sno Ball Artwork

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Artist Tom Friedman has a penchant for creating giant, realistic sculptures of popular American junk food. Here we see his large-scale 3D renderings of food-culture icons the Twinkie, Ding Dong, and Sno Ball. His sculpture of a giant wall-mounted pizza artwork sold by the Luhring Augustine Gallery for U.S.$270,000 at the Frieze Art Fair in New York City earlier this year.

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Contemporary Chinese Art … Liu Chuang’s “Love Stories”

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We love this recent artwork titled “Love Stories” by young Chinese artist Liu Chuang. The installation consists of a table stacked with worn copies of Chinese romantic pulp-fiction paperback books that were once part of a lending library. The photos here show the artwork as it appeared as part of the Shanghai-based Leo Xu Projects gallery space at the Frieze Art Fair New York earlier this year. – VC

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Creepy “Linda, 2012” by Daniel Firman

Photos below of French artist Daniel Firman‘s life-size, realistic and sublime if slightly creepy sculpture of a woman with her head covered leaning against a wall. The artwork is titled “Linda, 2012,” and was recently sold by the Galerie Perrotin for $32,500 at the Frieze Art Fair NY.

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At the Frieze Art Fair in New York City

We’re at the second annual Frieze Art Fair in New York City today, an ambitious event started by influential U.K. art magazine Frieze. Below are some pictures of the venue, including pix of the dramatic entrance to the long, snaking tenets that house the event, which we got to via a ferry up the East River, and our Fair Map.

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