Armory Week is back in New York for the 2o13 Edition. Millions will be traded, thousands sold, and probably more will go unsold. Works by artists who are identified as Street Artists are on target for more exposure in these more formalized settings than five years ago thanks to the globalization of the phenomenon, but collectors are thinking carefully when considering a variety of factors including track record, quality of materials, authenticity, originality, street rep, and yes, Internet buzz. Also, do you love it? There are many who would be king or queen, but as usual, you have homework to do.
If you think walking streets in Brooklyn or the Bronx looking for new Street Art and graffiti is hard, you’ll be surprised how much walking this is – and how expensive it can be – to walk through the fairs. So pack a sandwich and some chips and a bottle of water, pace yourself, bring a map, and check out the action. The smaller newer fairs feel more real and the larger ones are about reputation and perceived prestige, but they all have their moments of perfect chaos. Here are a few venues that will be showing at least one Street Artist:
Armory Show 2013
Mar. 7th – 10th, 52nd Street and 12th Avenue, New York.
Assume Vivid Astro Focus in Wynwood Walls, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Assume Vivid Astro Focus At The Suzanne Geiss Company. FOCUS, Booth 907
Shepard Fairey at PACE Prints. Pier 92 Booth 412.
Barry McGee at Roberts & Tilton. Pier 94, Booth 726.
Ryan McGinness and Retna at Michael Kohn Gallery. Pier 94, Booth 509
Click here for a complete list of artists and exhibitors at Armory Show.
Mark Jenkins in NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Greg Haberny at Lyons Wier Gallery
Mark Jenkins at Now Contemporary Art
Click here for a complete list of artists and exhibitors at VOLTA Art Fair
Cassius Fouler in Brooklyn, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RERO at Fabien Castanier Gallery
SANER at FIFTY24MX Gallery
Gilf! at Galerie Swanström
Sheryo & The Yok at Krause Gallery
Cassius Fouler at Weldon Arts Gallery
TMNK Nobody at Amstel Gallery
Amanda Marie at Andenken Gallery | Kallenbach Gallery
Ron English “Culture Jam Supermarket” Site Specific Installation
Click here for a complete list of artists and exhibitors at SCOPE Art Fair
Chris and Veng RWK. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Robots Will Kill and Brooklyn’s own Mighty Tanaka Gallery are talking about a floating installation at Fountain Art Fair. Artists include: Dark Clouds, CERN, ChrisRWK, Veng, Danielle Mastiron, Hellbent, NEVER, ND’A, Joe Iurato, Chris Stain, See One, CAM, Miguel Ovalle, JMR, Apolo Torres and Cake, among others.
Fumero and Sinxero at Bowl of Mixed Art.
Click here for a complete list of artists and exhibitors at Fountain Art Fair.
John Breiner will be showing at this Pop-Up Art Fair.
Click here for a complete list of artists and exhibitors at The (UN)Fair