Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Top-Tier Art Transforms the Midtown Hudson Piers of New York City!

PIER 94 jutting out into the Hudson River
is located along the West Side Highway near 54th Street, NYC.

of New York City

The Midtown Piers along the West Side Highway of New York City are rather ugly with their industrial exteriors. They were built to accommodate all of the trans-Atlantic passenger ships and Caribbean cruise ships, which still uses some of the piers weekly. These unusual long and narrow spaces have become the Pop-Up Art Fair venues of choice for some of the best fine art for sale in the world. Multi-millions of dollars of artworks are displayed in these unlikely galleries during several long weekends every year. 

The Armory Show is the largest big-league, long-term art fair to embrace the piers as their venue. The Armory Show, which specializes in showing the best art created by living artists (Contemporary Art), has steadily grown adding a second pier with mostly 20th Century Art (Modern Art), and a third pier with showing lesser known, emerging artists in solo shows called VOLTA. 

Below we show some of the art in all three piers from the past Armory Show Week.

Artist Tom Otterness' Sculpture
at Marlborough Gallery 

Artist Tom Otterness' Sculpture
Marlborough Gallery 

Artist Tom Otterness' Sculpture
at Marlborough Gallery 

An interesting painting placed beside
the connecting staircase between two piers.
(artist, title and gallery not posted)
Andrew Ohanesian, "take a number",
cast bronze with photo etched patina, Perogi, NY

Antony Gormley, "Contain" 2015,
cast iron, ed. of 5, Sean Kelly, NY

Maha Malluh, "Food for Thought" 2017,
Welded chinco dishes tower,
Galerie Krinzlinger Vienna

Martha Jungwirth, "Untitled" 2016 Oil on paper on canvas,
Galerie Krinzinger Vienna, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Zhang Ding "Devouring Time" - Dinnerware-F, 2017
stainless steel & 24k gold plate, edtion of 2, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Until later, 

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1 comment:

  1. Nice one! That’s a good transformation. And these are some really interesting items. I think I must get one of these for my brother as his wedding gift. I have also booked an event space NYC for his bachelor party. He is never going to forget his bachelor’s party.