Attention, art lovers: If you’re a New Yorker, or visiting the Big Apple this weekend, you’re in luck. This week the city plays host to two major art fairs that showcase the state of contemporary art across the globe.
The Armory Show
This art fair mammoth resides at Piers 92 and 94 on the west side of midtown Manhattan.
One side (Pier 92) is decidedly quieter and shows more traditional art, while the other side (Pier 94) boasts more controversial and large-scale installation pieces, mixed with traditional and mixed media elements from artists and galleries across the globe.
Alas, I missed early preview night, however I intend to attend over the weekend (along with the throngs of other art patrons).
Info: The Armory Art Show
Get a taxi to drop you off out front, or walk from the 59th Street Columbus Circle Subway station
Gen. Admission Tickets: $47
SCOPE Art Show
The SCOPE Art Show runs concurrently to the Armory Show, following its Art Basel Miami show this past winter.
You’re sure to tickle your art fancy and enjoy some of the best young and contemporary artists of today, represented by galleries, many from New York, but also from as far as Havana to Seoul, to even, Charlotte, North Carolina.
My scenes from Scope (and more to come)
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Info: SCOPE Art Show
Easily accessible by subway to 23rd street or 14th street stations in the Flatiron or Union Square stops.
Gen. Admission Tickets: $25