ART & DESIGN

Frieze New York 2016: Maurizio Cattelan’s Donkey, and More Animal Friends

With 200-plus galleries setting up shop on Randall’s Island, Frieze New York is always a bit of a menagerie, though it’s even more so this year thanks to a 15-year-old named Gabe. The donkey, recruited by the artist Maurizio Cattelan, is spending the weekend beneath a baroque chandelier for a recreation of the artist’s 1994 show at Daniel Newburg Gallery, which, unsurprisingly, was only on display for a day. Meanwhile, things are slightly more sedated at the Gagosian booth, where Damien Hirst is letting a ram and a pair of his famous sharks lie petrified in tanks of (potentially leaky) formaldehyde. They have company, too: Heather Phillipson’s pack of disembodied dogs, complete with mechanical wagging tails, aren’t far away, set up with a few pounds of loose Purina. See those and more of the art world’s cutest creatures, here.

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Maurizio Cattelan, “Enter at Your Own Risk—Do Not Touch, Do Not Feed, No Smoking, No Photographs, No Dogs, Thank You,” 1994/2016. Photo by Jonah Rosenberg.

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Heather Phillipson, “100% Other Fibres” for Frieze Projects. Photo by Jonah Rosenberg.

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Damien Hirst at Gagosian Gallery. Photo by Jonah Rosenberg.

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Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, “The Reiterative Grimace,” 2016. The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd. Photo by Jonah Rosenberg.

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Damien Hirst at Gagosian Gallery. Photo by Jonah Rosenberg.

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Carsten Höller at Massimo De Carlo Gallery. Photo by Jonah Rosenberg.