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The Art F City Guide to This Week’s Art Fairs

by Paddy Johnson on March 3, 2014
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It’s fair week, which means you can expect a flurry of posts nominally about art, and largely about who’s selling what. Before anyone gets to that, though, you’ll need to know to where to go to buy your art (or like the rest of us rabble, look at it with awe and wonder). This list will help you get where you’re going.

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Philip Tinari Chosen to Curate the Armory Show’s 2014 Focus Program

by Corinna Kirsch on September 18, 2013
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We rarely hear about “the local” in reference to China’s art scene, but the Armory Show’s new Focus curator wants to change that. This week it was announced that Philip Tinari, the esteemed director of Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), will curate the 2014 Armory Focus program, focusing on China.

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Frieze New York: Either Way, We’re Drinking Champagne

by Corinna Kirsch on May 10, 2013
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“Greetings from Captain John. There will be no swimming and no diving.” Sailing on the Frieze ferry to Randall’s Island, the driver told us that we were on our way to vacation, but cautioned against letting loose with freewheeling abandon. Once we landed, that ethos seemed to be in effect at the fair itself: dealers and collectors were having fun, and the fair was certainly crowded, but nobody was breaking out champagne in the early afternoon to celebrate skyrocketing sales.

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Moving Image, A Fair With Purpose

by Corinna Kirsch on March 8, 2013
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Slowly but surely, galleries are reaching a breaking point with the art fair circuit. Escape isn’t an option for most galleries. Instead of opting out, we’re seeing a rise in specialized fairs, those that provide an alternative to the white-walled booth model. Moving Image is one of those fairs, and it has all the makings of a solid future.

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Important People Carrying Brillo Boxes at The Armory Show

by Corinna Kirsch on March 7, 2013
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Opening day at The Armory Show was full of art, of course, and important people carrying around Brillo Boxes. In case you missed Wednesday’s box-carrying brigade, here’s our slideshow.

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The Armory Show: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

by Paddy Johnson on March 7, 2013
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An air of something clung to the walls of The Armory Show yesterday afternoon. Sales were uneven, but steady, and the crowds pretty much identical to last year. The mechanics of the fair seemed to be working fine.

And yet, change seemed certain.

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Your Guide to Armory Week

by Reid Singer on March 4, 2013
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Even though the hum around Armory week seems subdued this year, visiting half-a-dozen-plus art fairs can in a few days’ time can feel like a week on a Eurail pass. Naive outsiders are treated harshly, the food is unfamiliar and overpriced, and you spend a lot of time snooping around taking pictures. It’s useful to have an index that you can depend on to guide you towards the things that are worth seeing and away from the things that aren’t. A guidebook if you will. Here’s ours.

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