Apologies for not posting these pictures from the 2013 (100th anniversary) Armory Show in NYC sooner, but with a summer issue magazine deadline upon us in the office, I have been swamped.
I went to New York earlier this month to check out the Armory Show. I visited with several Chicago galleries, and I also spoke with some other dealers from around the country. Overall, the fairs were packed, with long lines to get in by mid afternoon each day, and the vibe was busy and engaged as everyone connected with fellow art friends and tried to take in the volume of art on display.
Below are several pictures from my wandering. Enjoy!
We went to the Armory Modern first on Pier 92.
Vik Muniz's puzzle piece take on Suerat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
A 2012 Deborah Butterfield at Danese
A whimsical model-size fair ground
A 1970s construction by Chicago artist Karl Wirsum
One of Picasso's Weeping Women at John Szoke's booth recalled the pieces in the current Art Institute exhibition
Chicago dealer Carl Hammer's booth (we also saw Tom McCormick nearby as well as Alan Koppel)
Next we encountered a whole different energy (and crowd) level at the Armory Contemporary on Pier 94
More crowds, light installations... And Jim Campbell's light installation at Bryce Wilkowitz
Spiderweby like boxes around kimonos
More neon lights
Tony Tasset's snowman at Kavi Gupta's booth. Gallery director Julia said they had to rehang the booth 3 times as of Sunday.
I was really into these tiny paper cutout sculptures framed in slides, by Marco Maggi at Josee Bienvenu Gallery in NY
More paper cutouts from envelopes
Tobias Bernstrup's HOPE, 2012 installation of broken down projects/rusted buildings at Andrehn-Schiptjenko from Stokholm, Sweden
A work by Nick Cave at Jack Shainman
A delicate work created by burning through fabric
Running into Tony Fitzpatrick in the sea of people was a welcome surprise
Fitzpatrick's drawing collages were on display at Perogi's booth
A sort of contemporary Miss Havisham installation featuring a digital cake tasting. Dinner for Two: Wedding Cake, Rachel Lee Hovnanian at Leila Heller Gallery
Rhona Hoffman's booth
More crowds in Hoffman's booth
Kendell Carter at Monique Meloche
An installation devoted to camoflauge and Andy Warhol from Gagosian