The Best of The Armory Show Art Fairs in New York

The Armory Show NY Art Fair 2015 VIP Preview Featuring Dan Graham

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 2015 Pier 94 New York City

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 2015 at Pier 94 VIP Preview

The Armory Show Contemporary at Pier 94 during the VIP Preview.

The Armory Show Modern 2015 Pier 92

The Armory Show Modern at Pier 92.

El Anatsui at The Armory Show 2015

El Anatsui, Adinkra Sasa, 2003, found aluminum and copper wire, 192 x 216 in.

William Kentridge at The Armory Show 2015

William Kentridge, Tango: For Page Turning, 2012-2013, HD Video, ed. 9

Donald Moffett at The Armory Show 2015

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 at The Armory Show 2015

Anthony Pearson, Untitled (Etched Plaster), 2015, pigmented hydrocal in walnut frame, 61×40 in.

Ryan McGinness at The Armory Show 2015

Ryan McGinness, Leave Yourself Alone, 2015, acrylic and metal leaf on linen, 84×60 in.

Glenn Kaino at The Armory Show 2014

Glenn Kaino installation

Ahmed Mater at The Armory Show 2015

Ahmed Mater, Cowboy Code (Hadith), 2013, plastic gun caps, 157×324 in.

Ann Agee at The Armory Show 2015

Ann Agee, various porcelain works and Untitled (John Soane wallpaper)

Huguette Caland at The Armory Show 2015

Huguette Caland, Rossinante Under Cover X, 2011, mixed media on canvas, 47.5 x 57.5 in.

Jocelyn Hobbie at The Armory Show

Jocelyn Hobbie, Kitten, 2015, oil on canvas, 36×24 in.

Carrie Mae Weems at The Armory Show 2015

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Etta), 2014,
diptych printed with fabric dye on silk charmeuse, ed. 20

Abelardo Morell at The Armory Show 2015

Abelardo Morell, Camera Obsura: Late Afternoon View East Side of Midtown Manhattan, 2014,
archival pigment print, 45×60 in., ed. 10

William Wegman at The Armory Show 2015

William Wegman, One Two Three Etc., 2015, pigment print on aluminum, ed. 15

Catherine Yass at The Armory Show 2015

Catherine Yass, Lighthouse (East), 2011, photograhic transparency, lightbox, 50 x 40 x 6.5 in., ed. 3

Mona Hatoum at The Armory Show 2015

Installation by Mona Hatoum, Turbulence (black)

Matthew Brandt at The Armory Show

Matthew Brandt, from the series Burnouts, silkscreen on silk velvet with acid treatment, 54 x 42 in., unique

Valerie Jaudon at The Armory Show 2015

Valerie Jaudon, Partitia, 2014, oil on linen, 48×48 in.

Gary Hill at The Armory Show 2015

Gary Hill, Klein Bottle with the Image of Its Own Making (after Robert Morris), 2014, mixed media with video, ed. 4

Patrick Jacobs at The Armory Show 2015

Patrick Jacobs, Double Fairy Ring with Danelions and English Daisies, 2015,
diorama viewed through 7.5 inch glass window

James Turrell at The Armory Show 2015

James Turrell, Suite from Aten Reign, 2014, suite of 3 aquatint etchings,
34 x 22 in. each, ed. 30

ADAA The Art Show 2015 Park Avenue Armory

The Art Show By ADAA at the Park Avenue Armory.

ADAA The Art Show 2015

Engaging booths and wide aisles at The Art Show 2015 By ADAA, featuring 72 galleries.

Lita Albuquerque at ADAA The Art Show 2015

Lita Albuquerque, Solar Vacillation (February 2015), 2015,
pigment on panel and 23k gold leaf on resin, 30 x 30 in.

Sol LeWitt and Peter Alexander at ADAA The Art Show 2015

Sol LeWitt, Wall Piece No. 4, 1979 and Peter Alexander, Wedge (Purple), 1969

Tony Cragg at ADAA The Art Show 2015

Tony Cragg, stainless steel, 33 x 35 x 27 in.

Lorna Simpson at ADAA The Art Show 2015

Lorna Simpson, Seven Felts, 2010, serigraph on felt, 7 panels, each 17×8 in.

Allan McCollum at ADAA Art Show 2015

Allan McCollum, The Shapes Project-Threaded Shapes, unique digitized embroidered shapes on cotton in walnut frame, each 11×9 in.

Kevin Osmond at ADAA The Art Show 2015

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 at ADAA The Art Show

John Marin, Brooklyn Bridge Series, 1910, watercolor on paper, 15 x 17 in.

Viviane Sassen at ADAA The Art Show 2015

Viviane Sassen, Etan:peacock, 2013, chromogenic print, 17.75 x 11.75 each

Fred Wilson at ADAA The Art Show 2015

Fred Wilson, Iago’s Desdemona, 2013, Murano glass and wood,
40 x 25 x 6 in., ed. 6

Pulse Art Fair NY 2015

Contemporary art on view at Pulse NY 2015, held at Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea.

Aaron T Stephan at Pulse NY Art Fair 2015

Aaron T Stephan, 28 Columns, 2014, painted polycomposite, 8 x 14 x 14 ft.

Elisabeth Condon at Pulse NY Art Fair 2015

Elisabeth Condon, White Swan, 2014, mixed media on linen, 59 x 59 in., hanging on wallpaper created by the artist

Sam Messenger at Pulse NY Art Fair 2015

Sam Messenger, Cryptographs, 2014-15, ink frozen on paper, 11.5×8.25 each, unique

Jaime Zigelbaum at Pulse NY Art Fair 2015

Jaime Zigelbaum, Pixel, 2013,
interactive light installation activated by human touch

Volta NY Art Fair 2015 Pier 90

Visitors entering Volta NY 2015, held at Pier 90.

Volta NY Art Fair 2015

Volta NY 2015, featuring mostly solo-artist presentations.

Sinesa Kukec at Volta NY Art Fair 2015

Sinesa Kukec installation, acrylic mirror

Michelle Grabner at Volta NY Art Fair 2015

Michelle Grabner, various works, flasche and black gesso on canvas

Miri Chais at Volta NY Art Fair 2015

Miri Chais, Spectrum II, 2015, plexiglas, radient film, 44x20x9.5, ed. 3

Rubens Ghenov at Volta NY Art Fair 2015

Rubens Ghenov, various works, acrylic on linen

Moving Image Art Fair NY 2015

Moving Image NY 2015, in its fifth year, showcasing video works from across the globe.

Scope NY Art Fair 2015  VIP preview

Scope NY 2015 during the VIP Preview.

Leave a Reply