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The 2017 NYC Armory Show: Art in the 21st Century


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.

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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.

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A tongue and cheek display by the Axel Vervoordt Galley, Hong Kong.


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A floating rectangle, highlighting the effects of light, space and shape as part of the collaboration between Drift and the international Pace Gallery.

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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.

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AIPAD Photography Show 2016 at Park Ave. Armory

The Family Acid: Joan Didion in Berkeley, 1972

Running April 14 - 17, 2016, at the Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Ave, New York, NY), The Photography Show Presented by AIPAD is comprised of over 80 exhibitors from around the world, presenting a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.

The show provides a yearly survey and offers the opportunity to see an overview in what is being shown in galleries or exhibiting instutions worldwide. It also offers collectors a chance to acquire work which might not otherwise be available.

Along with exhibitors are a series of panel discussions held by experts from the world of photography.

Panels include:

  • The Photobook Today: A Discussion of the Evolving Medium
    New technologies and new media have produced an astounding flourish of photobook creativity. The old model of books that are collections of images competes with books that are authorial works cover to cover. How can we best nurture the ecology of these two types of publications?
  • Artists Working Today
    A discussion with artists who are stretching the boundaries of photography in transformative ways.
  • The Art of Photography on the Internet
    From social media to blogs, a discussion about how the internet is shaping the look of photography.
  • Collecting 101
    As the photography art world grows exponentially, so do the challenges for both emerging and established collectors. Experts discuss what every collector should know – from art fairs and insurance to recent market changes in the U.S. and Europe.

One of the top events in NYC for photography old and new, The Photography Show Presented by Aipad is a great event for a spring weekend.

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The Photography Show Presented by Aipad
April 14 -17, 2016

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10065

Armory Art Fair at Pier 94

Kicking off Armory Week 2016MOMA launched its preview of the upcoming Armory Art Fair at Pier 92 and 94 on March 2nd. Visitiors were treated to sublime views of the Hudson River, while taking in works from the Tate in London and New York's Paul Kasmin Gallery.  The VIP lounge was a veritable who’s who of the art world and among the many notable attendees were gallerist Robert Peter Miller, designer Vivienne Tam, and actor James Marsden.

But what would an art fair be without the art? Here are some shots taken on the show floor:


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All photos by Brana Dane.

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IFPDA Print Fair 2015 at Park Ave. Armory

The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) are presenting the IFPDA Print Fair from November 4 to 8 at the Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Ave, New York, NY). Over eighty art dealers and contemporary publishers will be presenting a wide array of prints and art events for those of you looking to decorate your home or to take in a little art and culture.

Prints will be available from a range of artists, including:

  • Nam June Paik
  • Jim Dine
  • Marcel Dzama
  • Tracey Emin
  • Shepard Fairey
  • Spencer Finch
  • Michelle Grabner
  • Rashid Johnson
  • Ed Ruscha
  • Richard Serra
  • Kiki Smith
  • Mickalene Thomas
  • Carrie Mae Weems

The Print Fair also has a number of panels and art events to take part in along with guides and information for first time collectors that want to enter the world of art collecting.

From the press release:

“In his first performance in New York City in nearly 30 years, 80's star appropriation artist Mike Bidlo will reenact Piero Manzoni's 1961-62 performances, Carta d'autenticità, at the stand of World House Editions on the Fair's Opening Night. Bidlo will sign various random individuals and declare them "Sculture viventi" or  "Living Sculptures" and will issue those individuals signed certificates of authenticity, appropriated from the original Manzoni certificates and receipt booklet.”

The IFPDA is a nonprofit organization of expert art dealers who foster a greater appreciation of fine prints through exhibitions, programs, print fairs, and the IFPDA Book Award. The Print Fair running since 1991.

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IFPDA Print Fair
November 4 - 8, 2015

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10065

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