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Hilary Schaffner of Halsey Mckay gallery in East Hampton at the UNTITLED fair on Miami Beach with a Graham Collins sculpture and the beach as a backdrop. Jennifer Landes photos
"The Gift" by David Kennedy Cutler, a work brought by Halsey Mckay to UNTITLED was featured at the fair entrance.
The LOOC gallery in Bedford, N.Y. brought Holland Cunningham, a painter from Quogue who uses found photographs as subjects.
Books cut out to form sculptural images such as this work by Andreas Bauer at UNTITLED were a recurring theme at fairs this year.
A cast yellow head was apparent from the window of a gallery at Aqua.
Topical art also continued to take pointed looks at the establishment, such as this installation of sculpture made from iPhone boxes transformed into Chinese temples at Aqua.
There were plenty of places to sit down, relax, have a drink, or listen to music in the courtyard of Aqua 13.

Eric Fischl's new paintings uncannily capture how people interact with art, so much so that many of the viewers of his paintings unconsciously echoed the stances and expressions of those depicted. Jennifer Landes photos
Man-made grassy knolls inside the fair made for a park-like atmosphere and viewers took time out there to relax.
Mr. Eliasson, left, was there with his "Little Sun" project, a lamp he designed for parts of the world without electricity that emits a bright light to read by that is rechargable from the sun for three years. Mr. Biesenbach wore one around his neck.
The "Little Sun" in its box.
Larry Gagosian held court in his booth with Richard Prince paintings in the background.
Tripoli Patterson, who has a Southampton gallery, and Yung Jake, an artist and his brother, stopped for a photo outside the Mary Boone booth. Artwork by Joe Zucker, who was Yung Jake's basketball coach at the Bridgehampton school, can be seen in the backbground.
New artwork by East Hampton's Barbara Kruger at Mary Boone.
"Wood burl" printing, a new process adopted by Chuck Close, was featured at the Two Palms Press booth.
Louis Vuitton pet carriers were just some of the lavish accessories sported at the fair.
Jeff Koons's egg-shaped present had a prime spot, with a John Currin painting in the background, at the Gagosian booth.

The interior of the Eric Firestone booth at Miami Project.
Mia Fonssagrives-Solow was well in evidence in the Firestone booth where her work was displayed on shelves.

Beth Rudin DeWoody and Edsel Williams attended the Monday night preview of UNTITLED in Miami Beach.
Graham Collins work was sold by Halsey Mckay at UNTITLED. Another of his works on view is "Concrete and Barbed Wire" from 2013.

Jeff Muhs of Southampton will be showing work at Beth McNeill's space at Aqua Art
Lloyd Ziff's images of Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith will be at Danziger's booth at Pulse.
A selection of images from Harper's Books which will be shown at a salon in the Sagamore Hotel.
Yung Jake, an artist who grew up in Bridgehampton, will show in Miami in the "Affordable Care" show at Mana Wynwood through Sunday.

Willem de Kooning in his Springs studio in late 1983. Arnold Newman/Getty Images; artwork: Willem de Kooning Foundation, Artists Rights Society, New York

At Christa Maiwald's show, using a map as a guide to the portraits creates art about art.
Complementary diagonals created at the Thomas Moran show.
The light and Roy Nicholson's jacket bring out the warmer colors in the Thomas Moran painting.
Richard and Roseanne Barons stop to read James Schuyler's poem in Darragh Park's painting.
Did he coordinate ahead of time?
At the Moran show.
Pointing out the signature in an early Moran painting.
Walking back into summer at Guild Hall's "Landscape Selections from the Permanent Collection" show.