This past Wednesday, March 1st, marked the annual VIP debut of NYC’s premiere art fair, the Armory Show. The grand showcase of the top art works of the 20th and 21st century took place in the fair’s usual home, Pier 92 & 94.
Some of the highlights included an immersive virtual reality display, which combined both physical and virtual to stunning effect. Continuing the technological theme, an interactive phone charging booth invited viewers in to be filmed as the texted with the artist, namely Rachel Lee Hovnanian, with the Leila Heller Gallery.
Of course there were plenty of conventional works to delight and inspire. These three pieces particularly garnered much attention from the VIP guests.
A tongue and cheek display by the Axel Vervoordt Galley, Hong Kong.
A floating rectangle, highlighting the effects of light, space and shape as part of the collaboration between Drift and the international Pace Gallery.
Lastly, these structural 2D and 3D pieces from the local Marianne Boesky Gallery, placed near the entrance at Pier 94, delighted the VIP crowd with their bold colors and contradicting shapes.
For more info, go to: www.thearmoryshow.com