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I am pleased to share my top picks from my visits to the New York art fairs this past week. Get a taste here of exciting artworks by new rising stars as well as accomplished contemporary artists, from PULSE, SCOPE and INDEPENDENT art fairs. (See my last blog for my picks of The Armory Show.)
It’s that time of year again….New York is bursting at the seams with art and festivities during the annual Armory Arts Week.
I am pleased to share highlights with you as I attend fairs throughout the city.
Explore the potential for art to reveal the mysterious and the magical in everyday moments. Visit the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles to see ALL OF THIS AND NOTHING, a group show of more than 60 works by 14 artists, who take mundane materials and reinvent them into a new aesthetic life, thereby encouraging us to look at the world differently. Thursdays are a great day to visit the Hammer Museum, because admission is free and the museum is open late until 9pm.
The art fair offered visitors a cross section of what is happening now in contemporary art making. A majority of the participating dealers showcased fresh emerging talents, although the show was peppered with recent works by established artists. Over 70 U.S. and international galleries exhibited at Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport for the second year of Art Los Angeles Contemporary.
I hope you had a chance to visit Photo LA 2011 and peruse the vast array of vintage and contemporary photographs. Dealers from around the world exhibited, with galleries from the U.S., France, United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia and China.
Some of my top picks of the fair are:
Enjoy special events and free admission to this Los Angeles art museum during opening week of the landmark exhibition “Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years”.
Don’t miss the chance to see the largest and most comprehensive showing ever of MOCA’s world-renowned permanent collection, opening Sunday November 15, 2009! It will feature more than 500 artworks by over 200 artists, such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg, Edward Ruscha, Barbara Kruger, John Baldessari, Billy Al Bengston, Catherine Opie, Gordon Matta-Clark, Richard Prince, Bill Viola and many more. View historically important works from 1939 to 1980 filling the galleries at MOCA’s main downtown L.A. site on Grand Avenue, plus check out an exciting array of artworks created 1980 to the present at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary location.
Enjoy the gardens now in full bloom, as well as the dramatic architecture and breathtaking views, while you take in the Getty’s world-class collection of Western art and well known masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s “Irises”.
As the sun came out in New York City and the last mounds of the snow dumped by the big storm a few days earlier melted away, it seemed a fitting day for the opening of the Armory Show, considered by many contemporary art enthusiasts to be the kickoff to the spring art season.
The Armory Show, now in its eleventh year, was held in the cavernous Pier 94 at the edge of the Hudson River from March 5th to 8th, 2009. Plus for the first time the fair included a new section in Pier 92 focusing on modern art and contemporary masters.