We are extremely pleased that today’s recommendation is FRIEZE NEW YORK, the New York City outpost of London’s FRIEZE ART FAIR. It’s this week’s epicentre of the latest and greatest in contemporary art – opening today and running until Monday on Randall’s Island. Indeed, it is the same island in the East River that some Manhattanites refer to as “Mars”. The fair will take place in an incredibly chic tent designed by architecture firm SO-IL. Our FRIEZE NEW YORK correspondent Mr. CHARLIE PORTER kindly took the photo of the exterior of said tent seen above. “FRIEZE is super jolly,” says CHARLIE, “it’s an enjoyable anthropological experiment watching New Yorkers trying to get used to the concept. The preview day buying is fierce competitive out here – on the ferry there was a Wall Street guy shouting into his phone at a friend who’d managed to get an earlier ferry – it feels much more of a hunt. But then it’s also got the lovely FRIEZE friendliness and familiarity. Favourite works so far: a PAUL McCARTHY blue gnome at HAUSER & WIRTH, JEREMY DELLER’s Bless This Acid House door at the MODERN INSTITUTE, a wall of SPARTACUS CHETWYND at SADIE COLES.” More of CHARLIE’s fair coverage, including his outfits, may be enjoyed in the realm of charlieporter.net.