This was the only sculpture on display from this artist, who used resin and acrylic to achieve the melancholic, dreamy melty-wax look.
Steel wrought to look like a stencil. The leaves are steel as well, and in his hand he holds a chain strung with little steel people.
This piece, titled "God is Great", was pulled from the Tate Britain recently, despite the artist's objections. It features a Quran, a bible and a Talmud divided (not "torn apart", for crying out loud) and mounted in glass. While I can understand the potential for offense involved in defacing religious texts, I didn't even notice what the books were when I stumbled upon the piece at the fair. I just thought it looked cool.
This is a detail from one of his ginormous abstract oil-on-aluminum pieces. It's fun to watch people exclaim in surprise at the optical illusion his use of brush strokes and color provoke – it's hard to believe they're rendered on flat surfaces. I had to struggle to resist the urge to run my fingers over these paintings.
Puerto Rican Artists Unearth One Million Year Old Fax Machine in San Juan.
I like the concept behind the interlocking foam roads and the little plastic cars, but something about the execution isn't quite fulfilling.
Seeing this Beijing photographer's work has to have been one of the most frustrating experiences of the fair. The signs gave nothing but the name (no medium, no title) and the gallery representatives were very clearly not in the mood to talk to anyone who wasn't a dealer. Fortunately, the internet is more egalitarian.
He loves his funny white acrylic cats. (And also his naked green alien ladies, but those are a little less work-safe, you know.