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Frankfurt Bar Pops Up at Frieze Art Fair

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While New York’s Frieze Art Fair will commence tomorrow on Randall’s Island, you may want to make a pit stop in Chelsea. Playing to both the contemporary art and party crowds, German artist Tobias Rehberger has created Bar Oppenheimer in the basement of two-year-old Hôtel Americano. The venue—both a sculptural art piece and fully functioning bar—is a recreation of the watering hole Rehberger frequents in Frankfurt, which sits at the center of the city’s artistic community.

Chelsea’s edition of Bar Oppenheimer retains the essence of its Frankfurt muse (tight dimensions) with reimagined elements. Red accent lines offset the flashy black-and-white stripes adorning the walls, ceiling, and floor of the space.

The artwork will be open nightly to the public starting Saturday, May 11th at 5pm. But be careful when tippling—just stepping into this place will make you think you’re in a kaleidoscope.

Maria Pedone is a digital editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Americano

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