Visitors during the VIP preview at The Armory Show experience a vast selection of art. On the right is Dan Graham’s “Triangular Pavilion”.
Check out my top picks of artworks from The Armory Show 2015 and other art fairs in New York. Enjoy the following photos!
As an art advisor, I travel to various art fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach throughout the year, and have attended the annual Armory Show in New York many times. My trip last week to The Armory Show and other art fairs did not disappoint! I encountered terrific works of art for my clients, everything from affordable art by young artists, to blue-chip works by leading contemporary artists.
The Armory Show, New York’s biggest art fair, featured 199 galleries from around the globe at its 2015 edition. Thousands of art collectors, museum curators, dealers, critics and academics converged on New York City to engage in one of the world’s largest art showcases. Set up in two sprawling sections – Contemporary at Pier 94, and Modern at Pier 92 – The Armory Show takes a whole day or longer to experience.
Another must-see art fair is The Art Show by ADAA, which is held at the same time as The Armory Show and located across town at the historic Park Avenue Armory. It is the longest running fine art fair in the U.S., where 72 of America’s top galleries presented intriguing thematic exhibitions as well as booths dedicated to works by a single artist.
New York also hosted a number of satellite art fairs during Armory Arts Week, including a brand new fair called Art on Paper. My favorites? Pulse, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, which offered a provocative cross-section of contemporary art. And Volta, held at Pier 90, an engrossing fair with most galleries featuring tight solo projects by fresh emerging artists.
Did you go to the New York art fairs too? I would love to hear which artworks left an impression on you. And feel free to contact me at Perkey Fine Art Advisor to learn more about what is happening now in the world of contemporary art, and find out how you can build a first-class art collection.
The Armory Show in New York City was held March 5-8, 2015 with a VIP Preview on March 4.
Despite snow and cold, thousands of visitors attended each day.
The Armory Show Contemporary at Pier 94 during the VIP Preview.
The Armory Show Modern at Pier 92.
El Anatsui, Adinkra Sasa, 2003, found aluminum and copper wire, 192 x 216 in.
William Kentridge, Tango: For Page Turning, 2012-2013, HD Video, ed. 9
Donald Moffett, Lot 011715 (exo-spore 2 ore yellow), 2015,
oil on linen with wood panel support, 19 x 19 x 2 in.
Anthony Pearson, Untitled (Etched Plaster), 2015, pigmented hydrocal in walnut frame, 61×40 in.
Ryan McGinness, Leave Yourself Alone, 2015, acrylic and metal leaf on linen, 84×60 in.
Glenn Kaino installation
Ahmed Mater, Cowboy Code (Hadith), 2013, plastic gun caps, 157×324 in.
Ann Agee, various porcelain works and Untitled (John Soane wallpaper)
Huguette Caland, Rossinante Under Cover X, 2011, mixed media on canvas, 47.5 x 57.5 in.
Jocelyn Hobbie, Kitten, 2015, oil on canvas, 36×24 in.
Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Etta), 2014,
diptych printed with fabric dye on silk charmeuse, ed. 20
Abelardo Morell, Camera Obsura: Late Afternoon View East Side of Midtown Manhattan, 2014,
archival pigment print, 45×60 in., ed. 10
William Wegman, One Two Three Etc., 2015, pigment print on aluminum, ed. 15
Catherine Yass, Lighthouse (East), 2011, photograhic transparency, lightbox, 50 x 40 x 6.5 in., ed. 3
Installation by Mona Hatoum, Turbulence (black)
Matthew Brandt, from the series Burnouts, silkscreen on silk velvet with acid treatment, 54 x 42 in., unique
Valerie Jaudon, Partitia, 2014, oil on linen, 48×48 in.
Gary Hill, Klein Bottle with the Image of Its Own Making (after Robert Morris), 2014, mixed media with video, ed. 4
Patrick Jacobs, Double Fairy Ring with Danelions and English Daisies, 2015,
diorama viewed through 7.5 inch glass window
James Turrell, Suite from Aten Reign, 2014, suite of 3 aquatint etchings,
34 x 22 in. each, ed. 30
The Art Show By ADAA at the Park Avenue Armory.
Engaging booths and wide aisles at The Art Show 2015 By ADAA, featuring 72 galleries.
Lita Albuquerque, Solar Vacillation (February 2015), 2015,
pigment on panel and 23k gold leaf on resin, 30 x 30 in.
Sol LeWitt, Wall Piece No. 4, 1979 and Peter Alexander, Wedge (Purple), 1969
Tony Cragg, stainless steel, 33 x 35 x 27 in.
Lorna Simpson, Seven Felts, 2010, serigraph on felt, 7 panels, each 17×8 in.
Allan McCollum, The Shapes Project-Threaded Shapes, unique digitized embroidered shapes on cotton in walnut frame, each 11×9 in.
Kevin Osmond, Deep Space Anomaly, 2015, 794 wooden spheres, glass fibre rods,
aluminum, silver and copper metalic paints, 36.5 x 36.5 x 8 in.
John Marin, Brooklyn Bridge Series, 1910, watercolor on paper, 15 x 17 in.
Viviane Sassen, Etan:peacock, 2013, chromogenic print, 17.75 x 11.75 each
Fred Wilson, Iago’s Desdemona, 2013, Murano glass and wood,
40 x 25 x 6 in., ed. 6
Contemporary art on view at Pulse NY 2015, held at Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea.
Aaron T Stephan, 28 Columns, 2014, painted polycomposite, 8 x 14 x 14 ft.
Elisabeth Condon, White Swan, 2014, mixed media on linen, 59 x 59 in., hanging on wallpaper created by the artist
Sam Messenger, Cryptographs, 2014-15, ink frozen on paper, 11.5×8.25 each, unique
Jaime Zigelbaum, Pixel, 2013,
interactive light installation activated by human touch
Visitors entering Volta NY 2015, held at Pier 90.
Volta NY 2015, featuring mostly solo-artist presentations.
Sinesa Kukec installation, acrylic mirror
Michelle Grabner, various works, flasche and black gesso on canvas
Miri Chais, Spectrum II, 2015, plexiglas, radient film, 44x20x9.5, ed. 3
Rubens Ghenov, various works, acrylic on linen
Moving Image NY 2015, in its fifth year, showcasing video works from across the globe.
Scope NY 2015 during the VIP Preview.