Over the past week and a half, New York City played host to at least a dozen art fairs, despite the increasing threat of the novel coronavirus. Hot on the heels of the Art Dealers Association of America’s Art Show, the Armory Show opened at Piers 90 and 94, soon followed by SPRING/BREAK, Independent and Volta.
In case you missed any of the fairs, we rounded up the biggest news, market analyses, and pictures from the week right here.
Photography by Nicolas Bloise.
Art Style: What the Armory Show’s Best-Dressed Attendees Wore to Buy, Sell, and Check Out the Art by Noor Brara
She Was Part of the Postwar Avant-Garde. She Studied Under a Legend. She Even Adopted a Male Name. But Her Art Was Forgotton—Until Now by Sarah Cascone
Meet Tootsie Warhol, the Former Lawyer-Turned-Trump Impersonator Who’s Using Performance Art to Address the President by Sarah Cascone
This Artist’s Vivid, Consciousness-Raising Video of a Flooded Louvre Is a Hit at the Armory Show. Here’s How He Did It by Sarah Cascone
Installation view of Lowell Ryan Projects Booth at the Armory Show 2020.
4 Sensational Painters Who Stole the Show at Independent New York 2020, Where Oil-on-Canvas Is Still the Cutting Edge by Artnet News
5 of the Best Artworks to Be Found at the Armory Show, From a $210,000 Livestream of the Sun to the ‘Amazing Black-Man’ by Andrew Goldstein
8 of the Best Artworks to See at the ADAA Art Fair, From a Supernatural Alice Neel Painting to Zanele Muholi’s Latest Picture Series by Artnet News
Here Are 9 of the Most Wildly Creative Ways That Artists Transformed an Office Building Into an Art Wonderland for SPRING/BREAK 2020 by Sarah Cascone
MARKET & ANALYSIS
Valery Estabrook, “The Impeachmint,” curated by Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori at SPRING/BREAK 2020. Photo by Sammy Morgan Photography.
Despite Public Health Concerns, Buyers Turned Out in Force at the Armory Show to Make Seven-Figure Deals—Without the Handshakes by Nate Freeman
Price Check—Here’s What Sold—and for How Much—at the 2020 Armory Show in New York by Caroline Goldstein
How New York’s Downs & Ross Gallery Weathers Difficult Times by Staying Nimble—and Keeping Its Eyes on the Vanguard by Nate Freeman
‘It’s Obviously a Really Exciting Thing’: How Native American Art Has Become a Sleeper Sensation in Museums and the Art Market Alike by Eileen Kinsella
This year the handshake was replaced by the Armory elbow bump. Photo: LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images.
We’ll See You at the New York Fairs This Week. We Just Won’t Shake Your Hand (or Touch Your Face) by Artnet News
Here’s Your Go-To Guide for the 2020 Armory Show in New York and Its Many Satellite Fairs by Caroline Goldstein
Looking For Fresh Talent? Here Are 7 Rising-Star Artists to Seek Out at Armory Week 2020 in New York by Maria Vogel
9 Megawatt Gallery Shows to Check Out During Armory Week, From Kara Walker’s Drawings to Julian Schnabel’s Latest Works by Caroline Goldstein and Katie White
After the Saga of Last Year’s Last-Minute Cancellation, VOLTA Returns to New York With New Leadership and New Purpose by Katie White
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