Armory Fair

For the 22nd time has the Armony Show, in New York City, opened its doors to the public during the Armony Week, March 3-6, 2016. Hosted on Pier 92 for Modern and 94 for Contemporary art, these 205 international gallery booths are the reason why there has been so much traffic.

If you couldn’t make it this year, check below our most favourite works and dive into the visuals. But if you did make it, scroll below and find out if your picks, were our picks too.


Armory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine booth Modern
Those Cy Twombly drawings are beautiful, and the flower arrangement really made me visualise the works in a domestic environment better. Kudos to you.

Armory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine paintingA great Janet Fish at the DC Moore Gallery.

Armory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine Calder selectionFour Calder sculptures, a Condo and a gouache by Calder.

Armory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine CalderOne of the four Calder kinetic sculptures.

Armory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine Miro Studio BoothArmory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine Miro StudioArmory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine MiroA recreation of Miró’s studio (in Majorca, during 1893 – 1983) by Mayoral Gallery. I must say, it looks quiet clean and tidy, I don’t know how accurate this is..
“When he closed the door behind him he knew he was cutting all contact with the outside world and entering into his imaginary universe. This imaginary space, his reality, was arranged upon a background of Mediterranean light, colours and shapes…”  Joan Punyet Miró, grandson of the legendary artist.

Armory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine selectionDavid Austen, 28 gouache on handmade paper which looked very funky and uplifting (even though it is available individually, I would recommend buying the entire series, if not I am afraid it would look random and weak).

Armory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine instagramPistoletto was also very strongly represented.

Armory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine stencilGuy Yanai, looked very lego-ed, but it is so simply taped and aesthetically effective (reminds me a lot of  Stefan Rüesch‘s art, which we featured in October).

Armory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine Alex KatzRose lithograph by Alex Katz (everywhere I’d look I would see a Katz, or a Boetti…)

Armory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine Beyond the PaleSylvie Fleury’s “First Spaceship on Venus”
“Ladies and gentlemen we’re floating in space” by Spiritualized is all I hear when I look at this picture.

Armory Fair Dimitria Markou ELUSIVE Magazine Not Me It's YouClosing with Ed Young’s “Not Me It’s You”, well that’s a small message to all of you dear visitors, that stand in front of a works making dinner plans, meanwhile people are trying to view, or quickly snap an image. Or the other ones I was lucky enough to encounter, who brought baby baggies that were later abandoned in front of booths. Did I mentioned the ones that were touching the works? Haven’t they heard the phrase “you can look, but you can’t touch”? The space is tight, it’s overcrowded, let’s make it a better experience for everyone.

Brought to you this time around by Dimitria Markou.

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