Not quite spring, the Art Fairs are arriving in New York ahead of the tulips. We strolled the impossibly long aisles and peered into the booths to find the folks who have at other times been called “Street Artists”. This weekend they’ll be fine artists, and the list is quite a bit longer than years past as the professionalization of the street continues.
Shows like the Armory, Scope, Volta, and Fountain are good testing venues to see the commercial viability for many of these artists and some have foregone representation – preferring to foot the bill on their own. Since walking the streets to see their work requires multiple layers and hats and gloves – traipsing through the fairs can be far preferable than dirty old Brooklyn streets. It’s also nice to see how some of these folks look in a tie or a blouse – or even just hit a comb. Here below we include some possible gems for you to hunt down.
THE ARMORY SHOW
How Nosm at Pace Prints (photo © Jaime Rojo)
For The Armory Show Art Fair location, dates, times, booth numbers, etc… click HERE
SCOPE ART FAIR
Vinz at Andenken Gallery (image courtesy the gallery)
Black Book Gallery
Judith Supine at Black Book Gallery (image courtesy the gallery)
Pure Evil at C.A.V.E. Gallery (image courtesy the artist)
Fabien Castanier Gallery
Speedy Graphito at Fabien Castanier Gallery (image courtesy the gallery)
Skewville at Fuchs Projects (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ben Frost at Krause Gallery (image courtesy the gallery)
David Shillinglaw at Moniker Projects (image courtesy the artist)
Natalie Kates Projects
Skullphone at Natalie Kates Projects (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Know Hope at ThinkSpace (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stormie Mills at Vertical Galler (photo © Jaime Rojo)
For SCOPE Art Fair location, dates, times, booth numbers, etc… click HERE
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
Pose at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (image courtesy the artist)
For VOLTA NY Art Fair location, dates, times and booth numbers, etc… click HERE
FOUNTAIN ART FAIR
Fumeroism, Jay Shells, Leon Reid IV, Vicki DaSilva are all showing at Fountain this year
Vicki DaSilva at Fountain (image courtesy the artist)
Fumero at Fountain (image © Jaime Rojo)
Urban Folk Art
Adam Suerte (courtesy Urban Folk Art)
Street Art Installation curated by Mighty Tanaka
Rubin will be part of the installation of Street Artists at Fountain Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)
For Fountain Art Fair location, dates, times, etc…click HERE
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