Thursday, March 8, 2012

THE ART SHOW, NY 2012, by ADAA - NYC Arts Week Continues

L&M Arts' booth, features a "Solo Show" of John Baldessari's conceptual works.

John Baldessari "Portraits, Various Identities with Name/Date Cards" 1974, L&M Arts NY.

The Art Dealers 
Association of America
Presents "THE ART SHOW"
at the Park Ave. Armory
67th & Park Ave., NYC

The Park Avenue Armory, is home to ADAA's "THE ART SHOW". The exhibition is also a fundraiser for the Henry Street Settlement.
72 leading art galleries from across the country, all members of the ADAA, are showing this weekend as a part of THE ART SHOW. ADAA's show has the longest history of all of the current crop of NYC art fairs, including the "ARMORY SHOW" at the Piers.

The Art Show has the ambiance and sophistication of the Upper-East-Side, NYC and a more reserved atmosphere when compared to the hustle, bustle and mega crowds of The Armory Show. Many of the galleries in this show also have booths at The Armory Show. This Art Show is organized into two approaches for their galleries to choose from, either "Solo Shows" (35) or "Thematic Exhibitions" (37). 

(The ADAA is an organization of American art dealers, who promote high standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practices. To join the galleries must have been in business for at least five years and have a reputation for honesty and integrity amongst their peers, along with expert knowledge in the art they exhibit. Membership is by invitation only.)

Enough said about the organization, the approach and the venue, let's look at some of the world class art presented at THE ART SHOW. 

Mark Wagner's "Took for Granted" 2008, 30" x 25"
is a collage made from dissected US Dollar Bills.
at Pavel Zoubok Gallery

"Detail" of Mark Wagner's "Took for Granted"
at Pavel Zoubok Gallery
Alice Neel 1900-1984
 "Portrait of Bill White" 1971
Oil on Canvas 40" x 40"
at Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Mel Bochner, "Blah, Blah, Blah" 2008
at Fraenkel Gallery

Mel Bochner, "SIN" at Fraenkel Gallery
Metro Pictures's Solo Show is an early work by Cindy Sherman. In this series she created a theatrical production where she plays all of the characters of the murder mystery. She made photographs in black in white of herself, printed the images to scale, then cut them out and pasted them together to compose the individual scenes of the story.

Metro Pictures - Cindy Sherman (above)

Diego Rivera "Self-Portrait" c. 1949
tempera on linen 13" x 11"
Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art
Latin American Art - Realism and Surrealism

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)
"Drawing with War Theme"
Sepia Ink on Paper
7 1/8" x 10"
Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art
Latin American Art - Realism and Surrealism

David Smith Sculpture
Acquavella Galleries, Inc.
Postwar Abstraction and Figuration
Winslow Homer drawing with white painted accents
at Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art, LLC

Thomas Hart Benton painting of the Chicago World's Fair executed from his own observations, at Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art, LLC.

Allan McCollum's "The Shapes Project"
144 framed monoprints from Vector files
Each 5 7/8 x 4 3/8 x 1/4" on 3" ledges
Installation is 64" x 124"
at Barbara Krakow Gallery

Detail of Allan McCollum's "The Shapes Project"
at Barbara Krakow Gallery

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)
paint on panel

at Washburn Gallery

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) Untitled c. 1952-56
Ink on matchbox cardboard
at Washburn Gallery

Jim Nutt "Twig" acrylic on linen and MDF frame 25" x 24 2/8"
at David Nolan Gallery

Detail - Jim Nutt graphite on paper
at David Nolan Gallery

Henry Taylor, "Van Lamprou" 2012
Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 20"
at Blum & Poe

Yoshitomo Nara "Works on Paper"
at The Pace Gallery

Yoshitomo Nara "Works on Paper"
at The Pace Gallery

Matthew Monahan shows us the fragmented and fragile nature of humans at Anton Kern Gallery

Egon Schiele drawing
at Galerie St. Etienne
Well, I got carried away with all of the great art at THE ART SHOW. I hope you enjoyed it. Look for more of Armory Arts Week to come.
One last stop at
Crown Point Press's
display of prints on the way out.
(Information listed in this issue is based on notes, press releases and wall tags next to the art. All care has been taken to make certain the information accurate. If a mistake is found, please send an email to the contact information for this site - for a correction. All images  / photos were taken with permission at the exhibition. Because of the lighting, colors have shifted some.)

"The Art Show" Cafe
The cafe had a great setting and typical art fair sandwiches, soup, coffee, soda pop, and salads. The room itself was a magnificent left over from the days when  the officers needed a place to meet back in the day at the Park Ave. Armory.
A grand dining room can make dreary and banal food and plastic table clothes - fun!

Fire hose in the armory hallway.

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Until later,

ARTSnFOOD, All rights reserved. Concept & Original Text © Copyright 2012 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. Images © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

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