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Street Artists At The Fairs For Armory Week NYC 2014

Street Artists At The Fairs For Armory Week NYC 2014


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.



Pace Prints

How & Nosm at Pier 92


How Nosm at Pace Prints (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For The Armory Show Art Fair location, dates, times, booth numbers, etc… click HERE



Andenken Gallery

Amanda Marie, VINZ


Vinz at Andenken Gallery (image courtesy the gallery)

Black Book Gallery

Judith Supine, WK Interact, Ben Eine, Cycle, James Reka, Cope2, Indie184, Shepard Fairey


Judith Supine at Black Book Gallery (image courtesy the gallery)

C.A.V.E. Gallery

PEETA, Pure Evil


Pure Evil at C.A.V.E. Gallery (image courtesy the artist)

Fabien Castanier Gallery

Speedy Graphito, Mark Kenkins, RERO


Speedy Graphito at Fabien Castanier Gallery (image courtesy the gallery)

Fuchs Projects

Rafael Fuchs, Aakash Nihalini, Skewville


Skewville at Fuchs Projects (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Krause Gallery

Ben Frost, Hanksy


Ben Frost at Krause Gallery (image courtesy the gallery)

Moniker Projects

Beau Stanton, Ben Eine, David Shillinglaw, Greg Lamarche, Jon Burgerman, Pam Glew, Ron English,  Muffinhead, Keira Rathbone.


David Shillinglaw at Moniker Projects (image courtesy the artist)

Natalie Kates Projects

Skullphone, Swoon


Skullphone at Natalie Kates Projects (photo © Jaime Rojo)


ThinkSpace Gallery

Know Hope


Know Hope at ThinkSpace (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Vertical Gallery

Stormie Mills, My Dog Sighs


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



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


Adam Suerte (courtesy Urban Folk Art)

Street Art Installation curated by Mighty Tanaka

Alex Emmert will be curating the Street Art Installation and he has invited Chris Stain, Alice Mizrachi, Skewville, Cake, Chris RWK, Joe Iurato, Rubin, EKG, Gilf!, Omen and LNY.


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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BSA Guide to Street Art @ Armory Week

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.

Leon Reid IV

Pop Mortem / BlueBeard

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

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Volta Art Fair NY (Manhattan, NY) – Armory Week


VOLTA NY is an invitational show of solo artist’s projects, it is the American incarnation of the successful young fair founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived by art critic and fair director Amanda Coulson to continue the original mandate to create a tightly-focused, boutique event that is a place for discovery and a showcase for current art production and relevant contemporary positions — regardless of the artist or gallery’s age.

By putting the focus back on artists through exclusively featuring solo projects, VOLTA NY promotes a deep exploration of the work of its selected projects, an opportunity for discoveries that move beyond those afforded by a traditional art fair.

A platform for challenging, often complimentary, sometimes competing ideas about contemporary art, the strictly solo format is what gives the New York fair its unique character with visitors positively comparing VOLTA NY to doing a series of intense studio visits.

7W — 7 West 34th Street

between 5th and 6th Avenue / 11th floor

New York, NY 10001


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