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FROM THE VERNISSAGE FLOOR: Armory Week in 48 Hours

By Charlie Schultz

In the last forty-eight hours I’ve walked through six fairs, looked over the presentations of more than 350 galleries, and seen the work of more than 1000 artists. If pressed to put an adjective to the experience, I’d choose enthusiastic, because when you attend these sorts of events in the first few days of the run everyone is pretty hopeful. Everyone smiles, and if you can keep your tradeshow cynicism at bay, you can soak up some of the excitement and be energized. The trick is to not take everything so seriously. After all the chances of an art expo having a major cultural impact are pretty slim; I think it’s impressive that it’s even happened once in the last century...

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ARMORY 2013: An Alien's A-Z of New York's Premier Art Fair

By Charlotte Jansen

 

A is for...

Art. Obviously. 

B is for...

Bloomberg. Read his speech in a particularly dispassionate manner, but apparently the Armory show is 'fun, and good for the economy!' 

C is for..

Champagne. Free Pommery from 12 - 1 for some. Kudos for being the fair to crack open the booze earliest. 

D is for... 

Daytime drunks. Following indulgence in above mentioned compacted time frame.

E is for... 

Elitism. it still abounds, even across the pond.

F is for..

Faux casual. The Armory Show look du jour; trying too hard to really be relaxed...

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