Armory NYC: The Art World's Fashion Week

Every year in March, New York City is taken over by the art community for a week of art fairs, gallery openings and of course parties. It is the art world's fashion week, but unlike the tents at Lincoln Center, the public is invited in. 100,000+ people get a chance to see and buy works from $500 to $10M. Don't be surprised if you find yourselves looking at the same piece work with a billionaire hedge funder on one side or hollywood/art world celebrities Steve Martin, James Franco, Marc Jacobs and Kanye West on the other. Check out the slideshow for Artlog's guide.
Check out the slide show for information about The Armory Show, The ADAA's Art Show, VOLTA NY, PULSE and a special sculpture exhibition in the middle of Times Square. For's full listing of all the events and fairs,
Seventy blue-chip galleries are participating in the 23rd year of the ADAA Art Show, a less overwhelming atmosphere than the Armory Show with equally cutting-edge 19th-21st century art. Last year%u2019s show attracted just over 15,000 visitors at the Park Avenue Armory.
The Armory Show
The Armory Show is the centerpiece to the biggest week of art in NYC. Armory Focus, now in its second year, zooms in on a particular region, this year, Latin America, highlighting a dozen galleries. On a similar note, the Armory has commissioned Mexican-born, Belgium-based artist Gabriel Kuri to create the visual identity of this year%u2019s fair. With over 270 dealers participating and an expansive series of panels and lectures at Open Forum, there is a lot to experience. Galleries from The Armory Show will also appear in the Artlog-sponsored The Times Square Art Show, an outdoor exhibition in the heart of the Square! Remember, the weekend lines can be long, so go early or late on Saturday and Sunday.
VOLTA NY complements its big sister fair, the Armory Show, with 83 booths of solo projects from established and emerging artists. If you liked the Latin American Armory Focus, definitely check out the VOLTA NY extension of that program. With the art fairs scattered all over the city this year, you may find it difficult to navigate this short and intense week. Not to worry%u2014the fair is conveniently located near major subways and has free shuttle access to the Armory Show. Be sure to also check out the online catalogue, produced by Artlog. 
This year%u2019s PULSE NY features 50 contemporary art booths at the Metropolitan Pavilion. If you enjoyed the solo projects at VOLTA NY, you should check out the IMPULSE section at PULSE, dedicated to galleries presenting solo works created in the past two years.
The Times Square Art Show
 About 350,000 people come through the Broadway Plazas of Times Square every day to see the neon advertising and crowd around the ticket booths. But this week, they will also stumble upon four monumental installations and 24 paper sheep. The four galleries participating in the Armory Show were chosen by the Times Square Alliance to showcase their artist%u2019s sculptures here in the heart of the city.They include Niki de Saint Phalle from Nohra Haime Gallery, New York artist Tom Otterness with the Marlborough Gallery, Brooklyn artist Kyu Seok Oh with the West Harlem Art Fund, Brooklyn artist David Kennedy Cutler with the Derek Eller Gallery and Grimanesa Amor.


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