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Mint & Serf Curate “Well Hung, The Chelsea Chapter” At +ART (Manhattan, NY)

Well Hung


Well Hung, The Chelsea Chapter at +aRt
A Fundraiser Benefit for Free Arts NYC
Curated by Mint&Serf
March 5th – April 3rd, 2011

Opening Reception March 5th, 6pm – 10pm

NEW YORK, NY, FEBRUARY 18 – As the cold days of February come to a close, artists, gallery owners, collectors and creative people from across the globe begin their annual migration to New York City for the highly anticipated Armory Show.  Here at +aRt (540 West 28th Street), at a brand new gallery in Chelsea, we will offer a fresh alternative to the congestion and attitudes by showcasing the diversity between artistic communities.

“In an effort to create an exhibition platform for our friends during Armory week, we decided to revisit our past by opening up The Chelsea Chapter at +aRt. The Chelsea Chapter comes on the heels of The Stanton Chapter, an alternative art space we opened in 2008 in Lower East Side. ” – mint

Well Hung
is a group exhibition featuring photography, sculpture, paintings and drawings by an eclectic mix of old and new friends. Participating artists include: Adam Krueger, Alfredo Martinez, Andrew Poneros, Clayton Patterson, Curtis Kulig, David Forer, David Hochbaum, Erik Foss, Futura, Jeff and Will Robbins, Jordan Seiler, Julie Floersch, Kevin Bourgeois, Leo Fitzpatrick, Lucien Samaha, Maripol, Matisse Patterson, Michael Anderson, Mint&Serf, Misha Most, Norman Reedus, Oswaldo Chance Jimenez, Peter Pan Posse, Peter Passuntino, Pablo Power, Samantha West, Skullphone, Shadi Perez, Tristan Eaton and Victor Payares.

Free Arts NYC, is a charitable organization that recognizes that art exists in unconventional ways, and is proud to be the official charity partner and supporter of The Chelsea Chapter at +aRt. A portion of proceeds will be donated to their mission to provide under-served children and families with educational arts and mentoring programs. The Chelsea Chapter will host the opening reception on Saturday, March 5th from 6 pm to 10 pm. A schedule of events including artist workshops and sponsor-hosted programs will be available soon.  For further information on the exhibit, sales and events please contact Kelly Hulbert at

About Mint&Serf
Born in Moscow and Brooklyn respectively, Mint&Serf are Mikhail Sokovikov and Jason Aaron Wall. They took to the streets of NYC, which acted as a canvas for their creative vision, producing a vast range of artwork including large-scale murals, paintings, photographs, sculpture and graffiti. After launching The Canal Chapter in 2005 followed by The Stanton Chapter in 2008, Mint&Serf (otherwise known as The Mirf) have extraordinarily crossed relationships between street art and civic spaces. Most recently Mint&Serf finished a large commission at District 36, a new dance club in Manhattan.  For more information, please visit:

About Free Arts NYC
Free Arts NYC is a local nonprofit that brings educational arts and mentoring programs to underserved children and families by partnering with group homes, shelters, schools and community centers to give children the opportunity to express themselves in a supportive environment in order to develop communication and trust. Their programs and the relationships they foster help children and families experience new levels of hope and creativity.

About +aRt:
Set in the heart of West Chelsea, +aRt is located at 540 West 28th Street. The 13-story new construction building features 91 artfully designed condominium residences.   +aRt is being developed by Ekstein Development, L+M Development Partners and RD Management and is exclusively marketed and sold by Halstead Property Development Marketing.  For more information, please visit: or contact Allison at or 212-867-8778 x223.

NEW YORK, NY 10001

Free Arts NYC | 1431 Broadway, 7th Floor | New York, NY 10018
t. 212.974.9092 ext. 224 | f. 917.289.3975 | e. | c. 973.903.6006

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Verge Art Fair (Brooklyn, NY) – Armory Week

Verge Announces the First-Ever Brooklyn Art Fair

Verge is proud to announce its return to New York during Armory Show 2011 with the inaugural Art Brooklyn, a historic first-ever art fair to take place in multiple locations throughout the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, 3-6 March. Verge has partnered with Two Trees Management, Brooklyn Arts Council and the Brooklyn Borough President’s office to provide critical real estate, government and institutional support to ensure a successful Brooklyn art fair. Available spaces will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Affordable and accessible for every conceivable tier of exhibitor, we expect available space to fill quickly. Applications are now being accepted for galleries and artists to participate in Art Brooklyn. There are three types of application available, as detailed below.
An art fair without precedent, Art Brooklyn is the first fair of its kind to be held in Brooklyn, NY. The intention of the fair is to promote and support Brooklyn as a cultural bellwether of artistic endeavor that influences artistic practice the world over. Open to artists and galleries alike at all levels of practice, Art Brooklyn recovers the standard of an art fair as a platform for presenting the best work by living artists.


Verge is an international platform for the most exciting and interesting in new and emerging art. Verge exists to establish boundaries of the extraordinary as a counter to the natural compulsion towards stagnation in the way art is evaluated and delivered to the public. Staying true to this necessary state for the advancement of art requires a sustained focus on the best new ideas and practices of those marginal or newly emerging to international art audiences. The satisfaction of this fixed requirement for a healthy and competitive artistic culture is at the core of Verge as an international exposition of the highest quality artistic production and the galleries, museums and audiences who sustain it.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 3 – 5 March, Noon to 10 pm
Sunday, 6 March, Noon to 6 pm

Thursday, 3 March, 2011, 10:00 pm to 2 am

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Scope Art Fair (Manhattan, NY) – Armory Week


brooklyn-street-art-scope-art-fair-armory-week-typoeImage courtesy of Spinello Gallery | TYPOE | Confetti Death, 2010

New York’s Destination Fair Commandeers
60,000 square foot Hall Minutes from Armory Show

NEW YORK- Building on Miami’s overwhelming success, SCOPE launches its 2011 season with its flagship fair, SCOPE New York. Serviced daily by shuttles, this year SCOPE expands to a 60,000 square foot hall on the West Side Highway, minutes from The Armory Show. The fair opens to Press and VIP’s on Wednesday, March 2 with the FirstView benefit.

This year’s New York edition of the fair, March 2–March 6, 2011, will present 50 international galleries from four continents and sixteen countries including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Spain, and Canada. SCOPE New York’s invitees will uphold its unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows providing the real opportunity for gallerists, collectors, curators, artists, critics and art lovers alike to experience a view of the contemporary art market available nowhere else.

“Our new monumental location will highlight SCOPE’s core mission of introducing international galleries alongside museum quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events. Anchoring SCOPE as New York’s destination fair, programming expands in partnership with local and international cultural organizations, featuring: film, music, installation and performance. “SCOPE New York will again highlight our lead role as creative R+D for a wider audience of taste makers who make art their business” says SCOPE President & Founder Alexis Hubshman.

With over 40 fairs spanning ten years in Miami, Basel, New York, London, and the Hamptons, SCOPE Art Show’s have hosted an impressive line-up of A-list galleries, blue-chip institutional groups, and respected patrons, garnering critical acclaim, sales of over $150 million and attendance of over 350,000 visitors.

320 West St (West Side Highway)
Across from Pier 40
New York NY 10014

Opening Schedule
(For VIPs and Press
or $100 donation at the door)

Wednesday | March 2 | 3pm-9pm

General Admission Fair Hours
Thursday | March 3 | noon – 8pm
Friday | March 4 | noon – 8pm
Saturday | March 5 | noon – 8pm
Sunday | March 6 | noon – 7pm

Program to be announced

Free for VIP cardholders
FirstView | Wednesday Only | $100
General | Thursday – Sunday | $20
Student | Thursday – Sunday | $10

SCOPE’S 320 West St entrance is walkable from the Subway Spring St A,C,E and Subway Houston st 1,2. Christopher St PATH train is also close by. Upon exiting these stations head west towards West St (West Side Highway). SCOPE is across from Pier 40.

The following bus routes stop within the vicinity of SCOPE. The 8 line runs West on Christopher St. The 20 line runs South on Seventh Ave & North on Hudson St. The 21 line runs West on Houston St

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Pulse Art Fair (Manhattan, NY) – Armory Week



MARCH 3-6, 2011 | Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 West 18th Street, New York

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 – New York, September 15, 2010 – PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Director Cornell DeWitt announced today that its 2011 New York edition, his first as Director, will be held at Metropolitan Pavilion. Located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, the centrally-located venue is a five minute walk from each of the major subway lines, and a fifteen minute walk from the Chelsea Gallery District. The new venue is also highly finished, featuring polished oak floors, cast iron columns, and comfortable amenities, including free wifi access for all exhibitors and visitors.

“After a thorough study of the available locations with our team, I have decided that our guests and exhibitors are best served by a venue that is both convenient and flexible, to accommodate a fluid and creatively produced fair,” DeWitt announced, continuing that “In the new location, where we are central to both the Chelsea Gallery District and a transportation hub like Union Square, we are not only a leader among New York art fairs, but now also by far the most accessible.”

PULSE New York will take place from March 3-6, 2011. On view will be approximately 50 contemporary art galleries in the main fair and IMPULSE section.

Metropolitan Pavilion is located at 125 West 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District. For more information and to see images of the venue visit

Through its annual editions in New York and Miami, PULSE serves as the junction between central and satellite art fairs. Its exhibitors consist of a select group of leading and pioneering international galleries that present works by premier contemporary artists with those of emerging and undiscovered talents. A central component of the fair is its program of commissioned cultural projects that link its audience to all aspects of the visual and performing arts.

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair at or contact by phone at +1 (212) 255-2327.

Thursday March 3 10am-1pm
Press and VIP Private Preview
Thursday March 3 1pm- 8pm
Friday March 4 12pm – 8pm
Saturday March 5 12pm – 8pm
Sunday March 6 12pm – 5pm
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Independent Art Fair (Manhattan, NY) – Armory Week

The second edition of INDEPENDENT, the award winning temporary exhibition forum devised by and for gallerists will take place at the former DIA Center for the Arts and building at 548 W 22nd Street March 3-6, 2011 during New York Art Fair Week.

INDEPENDENT will take place on the second, third and fourth floors of the building and will be open to the public free of charge, Thursday from 4 to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM, and Sunday from 12 to 4 PM. The layout of the exhibition is customized to reflect the spatial and curatorial concerns of each of over 40 international participants, who are presenting solo and group exhibitions as well as shared collaborative presentations.

INDEPENDENT strives to reexamine traditional art fair models and methods of presentation, in response to the changing attitudes and growing challenges for artists, galleries, non-profits, curators and collectors as the experience of viewing and interacting with contemporary art in a group context.

The international list of participating galleries and non-profits was developed through conversations and shared conceptual engagements as opposed to the application process that typically characterizes the contemporary art fair. In so doing, the participants enter into a consortium of shared ideas and vision for their approach to their contemporary art practice.

INDEPENDENT was conceived by Elizabeth Dee (Elizabeth Dee, New York and founder of X Initiative) and Darren Flook (Hotel, London). The 2011 edition of Independent was developed in conjunction with creative advisor Matthew Higgs (White Columns, New York) as well as co-directors Jayne Drost and Laura Mitterrand.


Thursday March 3, 4 – 9pm
Friday March 4, 11am – 8pm
Saturday March 5, 11am – 8pm
Sunday March 6, 12 – 4pm

Admission is free


INDEPENDENT is located at 548 W 22nd Street, on the south side between 10th
Avenue and the West Side Highway.
Subway: C or E to 23rd Street/8th Avenue; F or V to 23rd Street/6th Avenue; or L to
14th Street/8th Avenue.

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Fountain Art Fair (Manhattan, NY) – Armory Week

Fountain Art Fair
Fountain New York 2011 Spotlight: Artist Greg Haberny

When you first encounter the artwork of Greg Haberny, you find yourself on a detour off the main road of contemporary art, exploring an alluring roadside attraction of weather-beaten highway signs, familiar childhood characters nightmarishly stripped of their make-up, and political and pop icons soaked in acetate. Though the images and creatures are entrancing, below the feeling of familiarity is a lingering discomfort, an unease that spreads throughout the subconscious. Be it politics, commercialism, or consumerism, Haberny scrapes images of their superficial veneer, revealing grotesque truths that are otherwise glazed over.

Inspired by family members practicing Impressionism and Folk Art, swayed by classic film and repulsed by the perversion of the human psyche, Haberny combines the beauties and the monstrosities of everyday life in a way that resonates with each viewer. His art takes on a life force of its own, deviously sinking into the dark corners of the minds of those who look.

When you come upon Greg Haberny in the maze of Fountain booths, you will discover yourself immersed in his version of a brave new world. Haberny goes beyond individual artworks, transforming his entire space into an all-consuming installation, an atmospheric sensory-overload. While we can’t reveal what Haberny has in store for Fountain NY 2011, his previous Fountain installations Pop Culture Wasteland and Wanker’s Ball ensure we are all in for a surprising, unruly, and uniquely-Haberny experience.

Fountain Exhibitors: Camel Art Space, Brooklyn * Cheap & Plastique, Brooklyn * Christina Ray Gallery, New York * G-Spot presents: Cronin-Smith-Rose, Brooklyn* Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn * Leo Kesting Gallery, New York * The Marketplace Gallery, Albany * Marianne Nems Gallery, New York * McCaig-Welles, San Francisco * Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn * Mighty Tanaka, Brooklyn * Murder Lounge, Boston/New York * Temporary States, Brooklyn * Thaddeus Kwiat Projects, New York * We-Are-Familia, New York * What It Is, Chicago
Independent Artist Projects: Allison Berkoy, Brooklyn * Danni Rash & GILF!, New York * Evo Love, Miami * Greg Haberny, New York * Marni Kotak andJason Robert Bell, Brooklyn * Mark Demos, New York


“The artists displaying their multimedia wares here are true avant-garde upstarts… Saturating your eyeballs with new imagery while listing on a rusty boat? Priceless.” —NBC New York

“Presenting a solid mix of street art, fine art, installation, performance, and all around general creativity, the Fountain Art Fair was a breath of fresh air for those tired of the white tents and fancy cocktails.” —

“A New York favorite, Fountain is the [fair] we always check out for punk, funk, and unvarnished bolts of creativity. With a number of Brooklyn galleries, artists, and undercover rebels getting into this mix, you never know what you are getting, but there will be something mind blowing.” —Brooklyn Street Art

“Possessed of a scrappy, youthful verve lacking in its more prestigious neighbors… Fountain was distinguished by a vintage street/self-taught aesthetic…” —ArtForum

“The way an art fair should be.” —The Economist

“For a riverside art fair with more grit, the Fountain Art Fair truly delivers. Named after Duchamp’s famous urinal, this one had the piss and vinegar…. It’s this scrappy energy that augurs well for the continued vitality of art in the age of the declining Dow.” —Time Out New York

Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 as an attempt to leverage support for smaller independent galleries to gain access to larger collectors and critics. Since its inception, Fountain has held five exhibitions in Miami, one in Chicago, and is now celebrating its sixth exhibition in New York. From its roots deep within the independent Williamsburg art scene, Fountain has grown to represent over 20 international avant-garde galleries and projects, showcasing progressive primary-market works. Fountain’s venue, Pier 66 Maritime, is a 10,000 square-foot complex adjacent to all the major New York exhibitions such as The Armory Show and Pulse New York.

About Fountain Art Fair

Fountain is an exhibition of avant garde artwork in New York during Armory week and Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach.


Pier 66 Maritime @ 26th Street & 12th Avenue in the Hudson RIver Park

March 3 – 6, 2011

General Public Hours:
March 4–March 6, 12pm–7pm

Special Events:
Thursday March 3, 12am – 5pm – VIP & Press Preview
Friday, March 4, 7pm – 12am – Opening Night Reception – Performance: Gordon Voidwell and Tecla
Saturday, March 5, 7pm – 12am – Performance: Ninjasonik

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The Armory Show Art Fair (Manhattan, NY) – Armory Week

The Armory Show
The Armory Show – Contemporary

MARCH 3-6, 2011

The Armory Show is America’s leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its eleven years, the fair has become an international institution. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week

The Armory Show – Modern

MARCH 3-6, 2011

The Armory Show – Modern is a section dedicated to international dealers specializing in historically significant Modern and contemporary art. With one admission ticket, visitors to The Armory Show on March 3 – 6, 2011 will now have access not only to the newest developments in the art world, but also to the masterpieces that heralded them.

Piers 92 & 94

Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
New York City

The Armory Show 2011 Opening Day takes place Wednesday, March 2nd for invited guests.
Opening Hours:
Thursday, March 3 – Saturday, March 5 Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, March 6 Noon to 7 pm

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