A Few Delights at Frieze New York

I feel the same way about Damien Hirst that I feel about Billy Corgan. They both tend to be overwrought, self-serious but also weirdly goofy, and pretty expensive. And yet, they have created some very fine things, and at certain, rare moments nothing else will do. They are defining artifacts of our times. Smashing Pumpkins concerts look pleasantly at home in gargantuan arenas, and so do Damien Hirst sculptures at big-ticket art fairs. Respect to Gagosian for going big. Art fairs are about the money. Sometimes you just want to bask in its glow.