There’s a lot to do in the next seven days—from Chelsea openings to the Met’s rooftop and art fairs on opposite ends of Manhattan. When your eyes (and feet) are sore from trying to see it all, sit down and enjoy listening to some stellar presentations from some of the world’s best and brightest curators, artists, and critics. And Jerry Saltz.
What’s with all the oversized clothing as art? I sussed out three examples at NADA yesterday, but I’ve heard there are more. Send pictures along if you have them and we’ll add them here. Because this needs to be diligently catalogued and archived.
Earlier in the day we reported that many visitors were unable to identify standout work at the Armory, despite the buoyant atmosphere. In this post we identify why: Very few works actually stood out. Looking back at the hundreds of photographs we took during our visit, we have very little to say about the work we saw. Thus, our slideshow provides an overall impression of a relatively bland fair, with few high points or low points along the way.
Good news. The Art F City auction is live on Paddle8 and we’re employing every form of digital media to let people know! That means you’ve got through Monday, February 17th at NOON sharp to bid on all live items before the heading to Postmasters Gallery for the live auction with CK Swett. You have through Monday, February 17th at TEN PM to bid on silent lots.
This February 17th, get ready for The Art F City Art World Roast Auction and Awards (AFCAWRAaA): a night of crowning the worst and auctioning off the best. (Basically, it’s like the art prom, but everyone is Carrie). Prepare yourself for roasting and ass gadgetry; this year, our gilded awards will take the form of golden butt plugs.
Our focus on silver is all part of Color Wheel, a new series in which we identify a trending color in art for the week and post images that illustrate its popularity. Readers are invited to send us images they have on hand so long as they match the profiled colors and we’ll post the best ones we receive.