Yes, it sometimes felt like a circus — but circuses are fun, and art fairs, typically, are not.
Over 40 galleries in Lower Manhattan will remain open until 8pm on Friday, September 8, in celebration of Armory Week.
Art fairs always seem to privilege and fete consumptive behavior. But they also give me an opportunity to reconnect, to revisit, to see an artist’s work, and share the brilliance of my community.
Amid the big, blue chip baubles, there are flickers of truly powerful and personal work at the latest edition of the vast Armory Show art fair.
The Armory Show is thought of first and foremost as a venue for buying contemporary art, but on the fair’s southern pier dealers quietly move Modern masterpieces worth millions.
The 2016 edition of the Armory Show art fair opens to the public tomorrow, but already during today’s preview piers 92 and 94 were crawling with collectors, curators, and critics.
Like a noble grizzly emerging, famished and irritable, from her den after months of hibernation, the New York art world is roaring aggressively into action for the annual Armory Week fairs.
It’s time for the art world’s annual migration to the far, far, far west side of Midtown Manhattan for the Armory Show and its many satellite art fairs.
There’s tons to look forward to this year in art, but the indie energy of the Fountain Art Fair in New York definitely tops our list. To sweeten the deal, Fountain has announced that this year’s fair will take place at the historic 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue and 25th Street.