Movie stars, billionaires, royals and rockers — including Scarlett Johansson, Michael Bloomberg, Princess Eugenie and David Byrne — convened at hip Randalls Island art fair Frieze on Wednesday for a VIP preview.
About 195 galleries will show through Sunday, with works by Tracey Emin, Takashi Murakami, Raymond Pettibon and Nick Cave.
But one new section of the fair — called “Live,” curated by the Whitney Museum’s Adrienne Edwards — ran into trouble hours after the fair opened.
A sculpture, part of a piece called “Suffragette City” by Lara Schnitger, awkwardly came crashing down, witnesses said.
The work is described as “a feminist protest-procession consisting of sculptures and quilts . . . inspired by text found on protest pins and bumper stickers.”
It was displayed in a booth and meant to be carried around by volunteers at certain times of day.
But the long wooden sticks holding a heavy quilt between them fell, and the #MeToo-inspired art then sat dismantled, looking broken. (Oddly, just minutes before the accident, artist Chuck Close — who’s been accused of sexual harassment, but denied the claims — was seen passing by.)
Reps for the fair said the procession, however, did go on! Also spotted: Calvin Klein designer Raf Simons, Jeffrey Deitch, and Minnie Driver with Neville Wakefield.
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