A Few Things I Saw at the Armory Art Show

March 12, 2012 MuseumChick

Even though I moved into a new apartment this year, I am still in walking distance of Pier 94. So it seems that my criteria for living quarters is- must be close to art shows and Pinkberry.  Upon arriving, I grabbed all the reading material and maps, even though I NEVER use them. A quick look and I think, “Ah, I’m just going to wander but just in case I’ll pocket these”. This year’s Armory Show focused on Scandinavian Art and although I was told the show was smaller this year, I didn’t notice…

… but here are the pieces I did notice.

Always hard to miss and usually shocking, artist Andres Serrano’s photographs on display courtesy of the Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art Gallery.

My favorite booth was the Ronald Feldman Gallery’s labyrinth of transparencies from artist, Leon Golub. Walking around and looking through the violent imagery (seemingly images from war and oppression) gave a more involved experience.

Glaring at me from the corner were these creepy eyeballs that moved and blinked with the aid of a projector.

The highly decorative Americana booth of Ambach & Rice was dotted with baseballs signed by celebrities. I noticed that a few of the autographs were from Kurt Cobain, P.Diddy and Snookie.

It isn’t your eyes fooling you- this dangling phone appeared flattened and protruding from the wall. The guy next to me commented, “I wonder if it’s still useable” and I replied, “but who uses house phones anymore?”

It’s a wooden french macaron, so this self proclaimed macaron connoisseur had to take a picture.

Always one of my favorites and one that helped reinvent my life- El Anatsui. If I could have one piece it would be an El Anatsui. Bright bottle caps and wire made up this dimensional hanging sculpture.

©2012 Danee Gilmartin All rights reserved



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  1. Carol Perehudoff 07.28.2012

    I’ve always wanted to go to this – the photos of the artwork you posted look amazing. I want to go to Miami Basel, too, and of course Art Basel in Basel. But I love the Toronto International Art Fair as well, which at least is in my city, and it’s coming up in October. Yay.