It's that time of year when all the Art Fairs are in town, PLUS the Whitney Biennial, PLUS a group photography show that I am participating in. So grab your walking shoes, some cab fare and your reading glasses and get out and enjoy great art from all over the world.
After you look at all the great art you can join Derrick Adams, Nico Wheadon and myself as we host a great new party:
Dorian Gray "This party will never grow old"
Check for details in a separate post. So for now here's the information on the largest fairs. Google NY Art Fairs to find out about other fairs and events.
THE ARMORY SHOW
Piers 92 & 94
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.
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
New York City
The Armory Show 2010 Opening Day takes place Wednesday, March 3rd for invited guests.
Thursday, March 4 - Saturday, March 6 Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, March 7 Noon to 7 pm
Piers 92 & 94 are located on Manhattan's far West side on the Hudson River (Twelfth Avenue) at 55th Street in the Passenger Ship Terminal complex. The piers are easily accessible by public transportation, taxi, and private vehicle. The nearest subway stop is four cross-town blocks east at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue.
General Admission US$30
Groups (10+) US$15
Run of Show Pass (4 day) US$60
The Armory Show/VOLTA NY Pass US$40
Shuttle Bus Service
Shuttles are available between The Armory Show on Piers 92 & 94 and VOLTA NY on 34th street near 5th Avenue.
Piers 92 & 94 can be reached by public transportation via the Eighth Avenue subway, E or C trains to 50th street, then via M50 bus line. The M50 bus runs West on 49th Street (to the pier) and East on 50th Street (from the pier) connecting at Eighth Avenue (E or C subway) and at Seventh Avenue (1 or 9 subway). Also, bus lines M16 and M42 provide service to 42nd Street and Twelfth Avenue. For subway and bus information and schedules, call (718) 330-1234 or click here.
From the Lincoln Tunnel, take 42nd Street west to Twelfth Avenue. Continue north on Twelfth Avenue to Piers 92 & 94 (at the Passenger Ship Terminal). From the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, go west via 34th Street to Twelfth Avenue. Continue north to the piers (at the Passenger Ship Terminal). Access to the piers for private cars via at 55th Street and Twelfth Avenue. All vehicles should follow signs for the Passenger Ship Terminal parking.
Roof top parking is available for all visitors and exhibitors. No reservations are necessary. Only cash and travelers checks are accepted. For more information, call (212) 246-5450. Additional public parking facilities are available across Twelfth Avenue and throughout the neighboring vicinity.
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is the leading US art fair dedicated solely to contemporary art. Held annually in New York and Miami, PULSE bridges the gap between main and alternative fairs and provides participating galleries with a platform to present new works to a strong and growing audience of collectors, art professionals and art lovers.
The Fair is divided into two sections and is comprised of a mix of established and emerging galleries vetted by a committee of prominent international dealers. The IMPULSE section presents galleries invited by the Committee to present solo exhibitions of artist's work created in the past two years.
In addition, PULSE develops original cultural programming with a series of large-scale installations, its PULSE Play> video lounge, the PULSE Performance events, and the recently launched PULSE Profiles series of artists and curators talks. The PULSE Prize is awarded in New York and in Miami to one of the artists presented in the IMPULSE section. PULSE supports numerous nonprofit art organizations and schools.
PULSE New York
330 West Street @ West Houston
New York, NY 10014
Thursday, March 4
Press and VIP Private Preview
9am - 12pm
Open to public 12pm - 8pm
Friday, March 5 12pm - 8pm
Saturday, March 6 12pm - 8pm
Sunday, March 7 12pm - 5pm
General Admission $20.00
Group Discount $12.00
Please note that the group discount applies to groups of ten or more.
Entrance for Children under 12 is free.
PULSE will offer a shuttle service, Thursday March 4 - Sunday March 7, between the Armory Show at Piers 92 and 94 and PULSE.
Take the 1 or 9 train to Houston Street. Walk west four blocks on Houston to the West Side Highway. 330 West is the building just before crossing the West Side Highway.
From the East. Take the #21 bus west on Houston Street to Washington Street. Walk west on Houston to the West Side Highway.
From the North or South. Take the #20 bus (Hudson Street north, 7th Avenue south) to Houston Street. Walk west on Houston to the West Side Highway.
East Side and New England
Take the FDR Drive south to the HOUSTON Street Exit Make a right onto HOUSTON and head west to the Hudson River.
Via Queens- Midtown Tunnel
Go Southwest on FDR DR and turn RIGHT onto E 34TH ST. Turn LEFT onto 12TH AVE/ WEST SIDE HWY. Continue to follow NY-9A S/WEST SIDE HWY. Make a U-TURN at CLARKSON ST onto West St. WEST SIDE HWY. End at 330 West ST.
Via Lincoln Tunnel
Start out going SOUTH on WEST SIDE HWY toward W 34TH ST. Continue to follow NY-9A S / WEST SIDE HWY. Make a U-TURN at CLARKSON ST onto WEST SIDE HWY. End at 330 West ST.
Via George Washington Bridge
Merge onto NY-9A S via EXIT 1 toward DOWNTOWN. Make a U-TURN at CLARKSON ST onto WEST ST/ WEST SIDE HWY. End at 330 West ST.
Via Holland Tunnel
Take EXIT 1 toward WEST ST. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto LAIGHT ST. Turn RIGHT onto WEST ST/WEST SIDE HWY. End at 330 West ST.
Parking is available at Pier 40. Please see the costs below:
Up to 12 hours - $21.96
Up to 24 hours - $27.03
SCOPE New York 2010
Photo by James Painter Belvin
NEW YORK- Building on Miami's overwhelming success, SCOPE launches its 2010 season with its flagship fair, SCOPE New York Art Show. SCOPE proudly returns to Manhattan's most famous cultural icon, Lincoln Center, with a glass facade pavilion situated in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, at the corner of 62nd Street and 10th Avenue. SCOPE New York is just blocks from the Armory Show and serviced daily by shuttles and pedicabs.
Last year's fair featured galleries from four continents and 20 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 presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events. The fair opens to Press, SCOPE and Armory VIPs on Wednesday, March 3, 3-9pm with the FirstView benefit, a $100 charitable donation for all non-VIP cardholders.
Introducing artists, curators, and cutting-edge galleries to new audiences internationally has made SCOPE the most comprehensive destination for the emerging art world available anywhere. With art fairs in Miami, Basel, New York, London, and the Hamptons, SCOPE is proud to be an influential presence in the expanding global art market.
Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
62nd Street and Amsterdam (10th Avenue)
New York, NY 10023
General Admission Fair Hours
Thursday | March 4 | noon - 8pm
Friday | March 5 | noon - 8pm
Saturday | March 6 | noon - 8pm
Sunday | March 7 | noon - 6pm
Film Program | Daily | March 4 - 7
Thursday | March 4 | Martha Colburn | "Political Revolution in my Basement"
Friday | March 5 | A Shaded View on Fashion Film curated by Diane Pernet | A selection of films for A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival
Saturday | March 6 | Zach Layton | "d.i.y. sci-fi"
Sunday | March 7 | Divya Mehra and Rammy Lee Park | "The Interruption" a hyperreal installation and selection of films from the MFA Film Program at Columbia University
Markt | Curated by Diane Pernet | March 4 - 7
PDA (Personal Development Auction)
Final Bid | Saturday March 6 | 6p
Free for VIP cardholders
FirstView | Wednesday Only | $100
General | Thursday - Sunday | $20
Student | Thursday - Sunday | $10
Take the 1 train to 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station or the 1, A, B, C, D to 59th Street/Columbus Circle and proceed towards 62nd Street on Columbus Avenue.
The M5, M7, M10, M11, M20 M66, and M104 bus lines all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.
From Long Island
Take Long Island Expressway to Midtown Tunnel. Follow signs to Uptown/West Side and go cross-town at 34th Street to 8th Avenue. Turn right onto 8th Avenue and proceed to 59th Street. Turn right onto Columbus Circle, making another right onto Broadway. Take Broadway to West 62nd Street and turn left. Cross Columbus Avenue. The Lincoln Center parking garage entrance is on the northern side of the street (right side).
From Southern New Jersey
Take the Lincoln or Holland Tunnels.
From Lincoln Tunnel take the exit on the left towards 40th Street and North. Turn left onto West 42nd Street. Turn right onto 10th Avenue, continuing all the way to 65th Street. Turn right onto West 65th Street. The Lincoln Center parking garage entrance is on the southern side of the street (right side).
From Holland Tunnel follow signs to Exit 1 (Uptown and Canal Street) into Laight Street. Follow Laight Street to West Side Highway (Joe DiMaggio Highway). Follow to 56th Street, staying to the right after 42nd Street. Turn right onto West 56th Street. Turn left onto 11th Avenue. Turn right on West 65th Street. Cross Amsterdam Avenue. Lincoln Center parking garage entrance is on the northern side of the street (right side).
From Northern New Jersey
Take I-95 North/US-9 North/US 1 North. This becomes I-95 North/Upper Level George Washington Bridge/US-9. Take the Henry Hudson Parkway/178th Street exit. Follow signs to Henry Hudson Parkway South/West Side Highway (Joe DiMaggio Highway). Merge onto Henry Hudson Parkway South. Take the West 79th Street (Boat Basin) exit. Follow the circle and exit onto 79th street. Turn right onto West End Avenue, heading south. Turn left onto 65th Street. Cross over Amsterdam Avenue, continuing on 65th Street. The Lincoln Center parking garage entrance is on south side of the street (right side).
From Southern Connecticut
Take I-95 South to Cross Bronx Expressway, taking the last Manhattan exit (leading towards George Washington Bridge). Follow the Henry Hudson Parkway South. Take the West 79th Street (Boat Basin) exit. Follow the circle and exit onto 79th street. Turn right onto West End Avenue, heading south. Turn left onto 65th Street. Cross over Amsterdam Avenue, continuing on 65th Street. The Lincoln Center parking garage entrance is on south side of the street (right side).
VOLTA NY is the American incarnation of the successful young fair founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived 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.
VOLTA NY is an invitational show, organized by art critic and Fair Director Amanda Coulson, to complement the offerings across town at The Armory Show, with whom VOLTA NY shares the VIP and Talks Programs and shuttles to and from both fairs. 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 fair its unique character. While visitors have positively compared VOLTA NY to doing a series of intense studio visits, nonetheless the dedication to a single artist, while surely the most striking of presentations in any economic landscape, has always be something of a risk. The dedication and confidence shown by the exhibiting galleries to continue to commit themselves to a risky and challenging format has therefore given rise to this year’s title: No Guts No Glory, a phrase that can be applied both to the work on show, its creators and its supporters/presenters.
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Guest of Honor: 11 am - 12 pm (accessible by invitation from VOLTA or with The Armory Show VIP card)
VIP: 12 pm - 2 pm
Public Hours Daily
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
2 pm - 8 pm
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th, March, 2010
11am - 7 pm
The 22nd Annual Art Show
During the first week of March 2010, the international art world will converge in New York City during the 22nd annual Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) to benefit Henry Street Settlement. The 2010 edition of The Art Show continues ADAA's tradition of bringing the highest quality artworks to one monumental art exhibition space at the Park Avenue Armory. The 70 selected exhibitions, presented by the nation's leading art galleries, will feature museum-quality works ranging from 19th and 20th century Old Master works to recently completed contemporary painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and multi-media. The Art Show and its Gala Preview, on March 2, 2010, will benefit Henry Street Settlement and continue an art world institution.
March 3–7, 2010
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York City
Wednesday – Saturday: noon to 8 pm
Sunday: noon to 6 pm