Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

The Armory Show is starting tomorrow so I wanted to give you a little sneak preview since I was lucky enough to go to the preview today. For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Armory: "The Armory Show is New York’s premier art fair and a definitive cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th and 21st century artworks." I walked around for a good hour and took photos of my favorite artworks or the most interesting/funny works I could find. The Show starts tomorrow and ends on Sunday, so if you're in New York I can highly recommend spending an afternoon here. 
The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

The common theme this year seems to be reflective artworks, so see how many times you can spot me (kind of like Where's Waldo but easier)


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

I started at Axel Vervoordt's space, which is filled with works by one Japanese artist: Sadaharu Horio. 


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

Although Horio's works are very impressive, people seemed to be gravitating to something else: a real life Art Vending Machine. You insert one dollar into the machine and Horio creates a little unique one-minute art work for you, behind the scenes. Such a cool idea, no wonder there was a queue! I had a little peek behind the scenes and watched the artist himself create the little works. I skipped it this time but I'm definitely going back on Friday to get my own personal Horio artwork. 


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

Because pictures say more than words, especially when it comes to art, I'll let you scroll through the following pictures. The one below was one of my top favorites, by Anila Quayyum Agha. I don't think the space even did the artwork any justice. Mesmerising! 


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

Some of my other favorites, by Bosco Sodi. Love the vibrant red and texture. 


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

Lucio Fontana is my probably favorite artist of all time. His works may look simple but there's something about it that makes me want to look at it forever. 


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

All that art can make you hungry, so I'd recommend getting a bagel at Black Seed (they're famous for it!)


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

Or some healthier snacks at ByChloe. I've never been to an art fair with such great food options. Yes, it's always pricey, but at least here you get good food. 


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York


The Armory Show 2-5 March 2017 | New York

That was it, the little preview! There was so much to see so I hardly had time to see it all, which is why I'm going back this weekend and spend a couple of hours here. I love art fairs, there's always so much to see and I can start dreaming about one day walking around here buying artworks. If you're in NY this weekend, go! 

Buy tickets here (to skip the queue)

Thursday, March 2: 12–8pm
Friday, March 3: 12–8pm
Saturday, March 4: 12–7pm
Sunday, March 5: 12–6pm

711 12th Avenue at 55th Street (Pier 94 & 92)

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