Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Armory Show 2013 - "Mr. Big" - Part 1 of 4 - Armory Arts Week NYC 2013

The entrance to THE CONTEMPORARY ARMORY SHOW at Pier 94.
The MODERN ARMORY SHOW takes up all of Pier 92.

"Hocus Pocus" by PETER LIVERSIDGE at SEAN KELLY Gallery

Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination for The Armory Show and Armory Arts Week, NYC. Events include special receptions, open studios, art tours, museum discounts, performances, panels, artist discussions and parties, but the main event is at Piers 92 and 94 along the West Side Highway. All of the other art fairs during the same time period are riding on the coat tails of this major exhibition. Usually about $40,000,000 of art is sold during these five days, at the Armory Show, alone. There were 214 galleries at the fair this year and 80,000+ visitors strolled through the show. Armory Arts Week has become one of the most important weeks on New York City's cultural calendar.

Gagosian Gallery, the international mega-art-dealer participated in the Armory Show for the first time this year, with a booth devoted to Andy Warhol's paintings and prints - shown as a large installation (complete with it's own guard).

A "Gagosian" Andy Warhol painting and his wallpaper print behind it. 

"Infinity-Nets YPPR" Yoyoi Kusama, Victoria Miro, London
"Infinity-Nets YPPR" - detail - Yoyoi Kusama, Victoria Miro, London 

"Home is the place you left."
Elmgreen & Dragset,
Victoria Miro, London

ALICE NEEL1957 Phil Bard Victoria Miro, London

ALICE NEEL1965 sol Alkaitis Victoria Miro, London
ALICE NEEL Victoria Miro, London
 (title and date not available)

The Armory Show 2013 celebrated the centennial of its namesake, the original Armory Show of 1913, widely credited with introducing the European avant-garde to the United States. This year "Armory Focus: USA" (a specially curated section of the fair) shifted its gaze inwards to the USA  paying homage to the shocking and revolutionary impact of the 1913 exhibition.

Frank Thiel - Stadt 14/14 (Berlin) detail of chromogenic print, SEAN KELLY gallery

KEHINDE WILEY "Clevins Browne" oil on canvas, SEAN KELLY gallery

Laurent Grasso "Studies into the past" oil & resin on panel

Laurent Grasso "Studies into the past"
oil & resin on panel (detail)

Marina Abramovic - Performance Piece
Self Portrait (video), SEAN KELLY gallery

"Days End" Champagne Bar

Armory Rest Area at front of fair.
Embroidery Painting by Piotr Uklanski - Massimo de Carlo - Milan / London 

Embroidery (detail) Piotr Uklanski - Massimo de Carlo - Milan / London 
"Spiders" John Armileder - Massimo de Carlo - Milan / London 

Painting at Suzanne
Geiss Company
Paintings at Suzanne
Geiss Company
(other information not available)
Exhibition View.

More Armory Arts Week 2013 coverage to come in our next issue!

Until later,
ARTSnFOOD, is an online publication dedicated to "The Pursuit of Happiness in the Arts and in Food." ™ All rights reserved. Concept, Original Art, Text & Photographs are © Copyright 2013 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All gallery, museum, fair or festival photographs were used with permission. Images © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

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