The 2012 Frieze Art Fair has officially kicked off in New York with fans of the best in contemporary art gathered at Randall's Island Park on Thursday to celebrate.

Kim Cattrall, Chuck Close, andW Magazine's Stefano Tonchi came out to view the collection from over 170 galleries around the world featured at the showcase.

Among the artists to get excited about this year are Andres Serrano, Jenny Scobel, and Ingrid Luche. For an in depth preview, check out our artists to watch list here.

See photos from the fair below:

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  • Clifford Ross, Kim Cattrall

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  • Chuck Close, Mark Greenwold

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  • Ann Craven, Kim Heirston, Princess Firyal

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  • Haidee Findlay-Levin

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  • Celia Birkholz

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  • Pasaline Smets

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  • Suzanne Murphy

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  • Ingrid LaFleur

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  • Alice Judelson, Paul Judelson

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  • Judy Robins, Barbara Berger

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  • Tatiana Kronberg, Jenna Gribbon

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  • Polina Proshkina

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  • Karin Handlbauer, Mandla Reuter

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  • Stefano Tonchi

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  • Alia Fattouh, Jane Lombard, Lisa Carlson

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  • Carl Hammer

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