This year’s iteration of Frieze New York 2017 seems both larger and smaller. A gallery from Dubai sits across from a gallery from Mumbai. But the big players are still stationed at the crossroads of the long allees. Gagosian Gallery with four walls of John Currin drawings. Currie-for-all? There is so much beautiful art from around the world I felt sorry for artists. If you are not a blue chip artist or collector, how to choose? Themes that emerged: black women artists and black artists in general in ascendance in lockstep with the national mood for reflection and commentary on the impoverished state of civil rights. (Kara Walker and Lorna Simpson on full display). Pattern and decoration is back, but maybe it never went away. Images of houses, embassies, all kinds of architecture as subject matter. Art world denizens are uniformly handsome and well dressed and now treks to Venice, Basel, Germany, Greece and so on. Eat your Wheaties.