With 85 galleries this year, the New York art fair devoted to works on paper explores the large and small, the personal and political.
Most tourists who wander into the rotunda of Federal Hall on Wall Street likely won’t be there for this week’s Portal Art Fair, but the three floors of mixed-media art may cause them to linger longer in the 19th-century space.
Among peeling paint and creaking floors, the Governors Island Art Fair returned this past weekend to the former military homes of Colonels Row out in the New York Harbor.
Relocating its New York edition from Armory Week to join Frieze Weekend, the 2012 Pulse Art Fair offered itself as an accessible companion to the bigger fair action on Randall’s Island, both in terms of location and the art presented.
Some shows are designed to shock, and you’d expect that one sporting the title Extra Fucking Ordinary would be among them. And you’d be right.