The anchor of next weekend’s art fairs in NYC is the ARMORY SHOW.
The Armory Show is the largest of the shows, with over 150 exhibiting international galleries with a strong emphasis on contemporary art. The show is held at Pier 94, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street in New York City.
From the Armory Show website:
“The Armory Show, The International Fair of New Art, is the world’s leading art fair devoted exclusively to contemporary art. In its tenth annual exhibition, The Armory Show 2008 will celebrate the spirit of contemporary art. The exhibition includes many of the most important contemporary dealers showcasing new art from around the world.
New York is home to more collectors, galleries, critics and artists than any other city in the world. During The Armory Show, they are joined by many thousands of their peers from around the globe making New York the true center of the international art world.
The Armory Show is the successor to the highly acclaimed Gramercy International Art Fairs that attracted thousands to their New York, Los Angeles and Miami shows between 1994 and 1998. The Armory Show was first presented in February 1999 at the 69th Regiment Armory, the very site of the now legendary Armory Show of 1913 that introduced modern art to America and for which The Armory Show is named.
After the deaths of Founding Members Pat Hearn and Colin De Land the remaining founders of The Armory Show established a benefit foundation in their name. The Pat Hearn and Colin De Land Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide assistance for medical expenses to members of the visual arts community with cancer. More information and donation instructions can be found at www.phcdl.org“
VOLTA NY, 7 West 34thStreet, across from the Empire State Building near 5th Avenue. VOLTA NY introduces a new format with exclusively solo projects, conceived to complement the exciting program of art available during The Armory Week in March 2008.
SCOPE NEW YORK, Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center (W. 62nd St. and Amsterdam): Thursday – Sunday
PULSE NEW YORK Contemporary Art Fair, Pier 40, West Side Highway at West Houston Street: Thursday – Sunday
ART NOW Fair, Hotel 30/30, 30 East 30th Street between Madison and Park Avenue: Thursday – Sunday
LA ART Fair, The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street at 7th Avenue: Thursday – Sunday
RED DOT Art Fair, Park South Hotel, 122 East 28th Street between Park and Lexington: Thursday – Sunday
BRIDGE ART FAIR, Focus: Asia, The Waterfront (The Tunnel), 222 12th Avenue: Thursday – Sunday
New York Art and Design Fair, Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street: Thursday – Monday
There are complimentary shuttle busses running between the Armory Show and many of these fairs occuring in NYC simultaneously; check the event websites for details.