Friday, March 6, 2009

If you happen to be in NYC...

Entrance to The Armory Show

Ewan Gibbs, New York, 2008. Courtesy of Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (Pier 94).

Larry Rivers, Vocabulary Lesson (Polish), Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery (Pier 92).

David Park, Two Heads, Courtesy of Hackett-Freedman Gallery (Pier 92).

If you happen to be in New York City this weekend, don't miss The Armory Show, which runs March 5th-8th.  Of the same name as the famous 1913 show that introduced modern art to America under the direction of a young Alfred Stieglitz, The Armory Show of today serves much the same purpose.  First presented in February of 1999, the show is touted as "the world's leading art fair devoted exclusively to contemporary art."  After perusing many of the galleries and artists represented at the 2009 show, I would have to agree that it may very well be.  

This year, The Armory Show-International Fair of New Art is on view at Pier 94 and at Pier 92, they have introduced something new, The Armory Show-Modern.  The Armory Show-Modern is a new section of the show dedicated to international dealers specializing in historically significant modern art.  With its introduction, now attendees will not only have the chance to see new developments in the art world, but also modern masterpieces.  The admission fee is $30 for general admission and $10 for students and the experience is well worth it.  I am regretting not taking a few personal days, myself.  If any of you do attend, please report back.  I am eager to hear what is hot this year!

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