the armory show at the pier

I always enjoy walking through the books at the Armory.  I always forget how overwhelming the experience is.  Art, art, art, art.  It took me a few years but I finally figured out how to navigate the place to make sure I see every booth.  Some booths draw me in while others I just pass by. Here are a few highlights of the pieces that drew me in.

Friends
Friends in neon.  Quite expensive but I do like it.  Seasoned artist, Martin Creed at Hauser and Wirth

None of your god damn
None of Your God Damn Business.  Just made me laugh out loud.  Christian Robert-Tinnot, Evergreene Gallery from Geneva.

Questions
I liked these pieces and the questions they asked.  I try to ask a million questions when I meet with people so these intrigued me.  Antonio Muntadas.

Don't do
Don't Do.  There were screenprintings that came in a series of 5.  All of them were a little dark and a bit snarky.  Thought this particular one was quite good but unfortunately all sold out.  Untitled, New York.

Drinking
I have seen this artist before, David Kramer.  I have yet to buy one but I do find them clever. 

Fred
I walked around the corner, saw this piece and fell in love.  The piece is called Fred.  The artist is Yuki Onodera at the Yossi Milo Gallery.  A Japanese woman who lives in Paris.  She has created these objects and then covered them with photos of places she has seen and then takes a photo of them.  It took me about 30 seconds to make a decision to buy this.  I can hardly wait to get this in my apartment.

Ideas
This is geared towards the tech world.  Fia Backstrom at the Murray Guy

 
Treehouse
Loved this tree house.  A painting.  I went through the artists catalog and all his work is beautiful.  Stefan Wengen, Jiri Svestka Gallery Berlin. 

Valentino
What can I say, there was something about this I liked.  Jonathan Seliger, Angles Gallery

Trees
There was a room that had long photos of trees covering every wall.  Truly beautiful.  The concept marks Thoreaus time in the woods.  Thaddeus Holownia, Corkin Gallery.

Boyphotoswiss
This artist, Sebastiaan Bremer takes photos of when he was a child, reproduces them and then paints on top of them.  This is one of a family vacation when they were children in Switzerland.  Hales Gallery London.

Cookie
Always a last funny line from Sharon Switzer, Corkin Gallery.

Hoping to get to Pulse this weekend.  Absolutely worth taking a stroll through the Armory Show this weekend.  A once a year event that is always worth going to. 

 

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