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Instagrams of the Art World: Fashion Week, Openings, Sheep, and Sexy Body Pillows

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With the busiest week in the art world colliding with Fashion Week, there was a lot of fashion popping up in galleries and museum. The Jewish Museum staged a fashion show for geometry-inspired fashion collective threeASFOUR, in conjunction with their upcoming installation “Mer Ka Ba.” Here’s a shot from the show taken by the museum’s deputy director Jens Hoffmann.

Garage Center director Dasha Zhukova held court at the celebration of Artsy’s collaboration with Vogue at arts club Neuehouse. Here she is with some model friends.

Yesterday, the sheep finally arrived on the scene at real estate developer Michael Shvo’s public art project Getty Station. Fashionistas and art world peeps alike couldn’t get enough of this grassy knoll-lined corner in Chelsea.

The Art Production Fund’s Yvonne Force Villareal got an eerie, but exciting, sneak peek at Gallery Met’s forthcoming exhibition curated by director and arts writer Dodie Kazanjian tied to Nico Muhly’s opera “Two Boys.”

John Currin muse Athena Currey was at the opening of Marlborough Broome Street’s “Pizza Time” show.

Hole gallerist Fabiola Beracasa and Force Villareal test Olympia Scarry’s salt lick sculpture at “Pop Up 1: Montauk,” a summer show on a lot adjacent to Beracasa’s Montauk home.

Fredericks & Freiser’s Katie Bachner took this great photo of one of Keegan McHargue’s works at his opening at the gallery last night.

threeASFOUR’s multimedia installation at the Jewish Museum also houses a trippy, star-shaped “temple” whose interior is lined with mirrors.

Artist Rosson Crow captured some of the art-meets-fashion vibe of this year’s opening season way over in Berlin at a bar she calls “Kippenberger Heaven,” with this shot of fashion titan Yves Saint Laurent.

Artist Bjarne Melgaard did some good self-promo with these shots of his opening at Gavin Brown Enterprise.

Street artist Barry McGee showed some of his pottery at Cheim & Read. Here’s a good shot by fellow artist Jesse Edwards from the opening.

Because it was an art object unto itself, and no one else caught this at the Irving Penn opening at Pace, we’re including one of our own: Fashion maven Grace Coddington’s hair!

Fashion meets art meets bad boy of tennis: The Hole’s Beracasa and Novak Djokovic.

Hyperallergic’s Hrag Vartanian snapped this pic of artist Jon Rafman’s racy body pillows at his show “You Are Standing in an Open Field,” which opened last night at Zach Feuer.

Artist Takashi Murakami made a stop to say hi to his art dealer, New York-bound Tim Blum.

Ashley Bickerton at his opening at Lehmann Maupin.

Tom Sach’s “Barbie Slave Ship,” which he premiered at the Lyon Biennale.

Here’s a nice one of art critic Roberta Smith, taken by Hoffmann, en route to some artful happening somewhere around the world.

— Rozalia Jovanovic

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