March 13, 2006 - Artforum - Scene and Herd at the Armory Show
March 13, 2006

Scene and Herd at the Armory Show

Left: Dealer Emi Fontana and artist Mike Kelley in Paris for Los Angeles Art 1955-1985.
Middle: Collectors David Teiger and Kati Lovaas at the Armory Show.
Right: Collector and actor David Alan Grier with Studio Museum curator Christine Kim.

FAIR GAME
Scene and Herd at the Armory Show

 

03.07Barry Sloane in Paris for Los Angeles Art 1955-1985

At the reception for 400 at Restaurant Le Georges on the Pompidou roof, all eyes
watched the clock, for the next day was the last chance for the LA contingent to catch a plane for New York in time for the Armory opening–and the new LA Art Fair at the Altman Building, destination of choice for those who intend to pick the Los Angeles art stars for the next museum survey.
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03.09Brian Sholis on the Armory opening

Activity was low-key, serious, and brisk; by 3 PM, when the piers were empty enough for an extended audience with just about any dealer, most reported having already made back their booth fees. Yet the chestnut about artists not being able to keep up with the fairs seemed finally to contain a kernel of truth: I represent over twenty artists, and I still can’t come up with enough art, noted The Project’s Christian Haye.
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03.10Rhonda Liebermans fair round

I just earned a purple heart for art schlepping, trekking all over town to gawk at cutting-edge tchotchkes and their human support system: The dealers, the artists, the merely curious, and most importantly, the collectors–super-shoppers who are the target audience and, implicitly, the stars of this fancy trade show.
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SCENE & HERD

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