February 12, 2002 - The Armory Show - The Armory Show opens in less than two weeks
February 12, 2002

The Armory Show opens in less than two weeks

The Armory Show opens in less than two weeks
22 – 25 February 2002

Kilimnik, Drawing for Armory #2, 2001, Crayon and pastel on paper, 40 x
30″, courtesy: 303 Gallery


Contact: info@thearmoryshow.com

Preview Gala – Thursday, February 21, 2002, (Tickets Required)

Piers 88 & 90

Twelfth Avenue at 48th & 50th Streets

New York City




Eagerly anticipated, the fourth annual exhibition of The Armory Show,
the International Fair of New Art, opens in less than two weeks. Kicking
off the single most important art weekend in the Americas will be a
star-studded, grand Opening Night Preview Gala benefiting the Museum of
Modern Art, New York.

The Armory Show is one of the world’s leading international art fairs
and the largest devoted exclusively to contemporary art. The Armory Show
2002 will present more than 170 international galleries, including many
of the most important contemporary dealers showcasing new art from
around the world.

The Armory Show is the successor to the highly acclaimed Gramercy
International Art Fairs that attracted thousands to their New York, Los
Angeles and Miami shows between 1994 and 1998. The Armory Show was first
presented in February 1999 at the 69th Regiment Armory, the very site of
the now legendary Armory Show of 1913 that introduced modern art to
America and for which The Armory Show is named.

Exhibited artworks in the 2002 show will include painting, sculpture,
drawings, multiples, editions, works on paper, photography,
installations, and video.

Artist Karen Kilimnik has created a series of original drawings that
have been incorporated in all visual materials associated with the fair.
This is the first of an ongoing series of annual commissions to be
awarded to a different artist each year, honoring The Armory Show9s
commitment to living artists.

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Amnesty International USA
(AIUSA) will exhibit a series of specially commissioned art works at The
Armory Show 2002. The Amnesty International USA booth, donated by the
organizers of The Armory Show 2002, will be located in the lobby of Pier
90. Amnesty International USA will unveil a limited edition print
portfolio with works by Jay Davis, Monique Prieto, Alexis Rockman and
Lisa Ruyter. Visitors to the fair will be able to purchase tickets to
SHINE, Amnesty International USA’s 40th anniversary cocktail party,
which will take place on Saturday February 23, 2002. The evening will
bring together a cross-section of luminaries from New York9s cultural,
social and political communities. All proceeds will benefit AIUSA’s
human rights works.


Dates and Times

Thursday, February 21, 2002, Press Preview (Press Credentials Required)

Thursday, February 21, 2002, Preview Gala (Tickets Required)

Friday February 22, 2002, Noon To 8pm

Saturday February 23, 2002, Noon To 8pm

Sunday February 24, 2002, Noon To 8pm

Monday February 25, 2002, Noon To 6pm

Show Location

Piers 88 & 90

Twelfth Avenue at 48th & 50th Streets

New York City


Piers 88 and 90 are located on Manhattan’s far West side on the Hudson
River (Twelfth Avenue) at 48th and 50th Streets 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

Mass Transit

The piers 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 piers) and East on 50th Street (from
the piers) 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.

By Car

>From the Lincoln Tunnel, take 42nd Street west to Twelfth Avenue.
Continue north on Twelfth Avenue to the piers (at the Passenger Ship

>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 is via the automobile ramp 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.

Opening Night Preview Gala

The Opening Night Preview Gala is a benefit for Exhibition Fund of The
Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Gala takes place on Thursday,
February 21, 2002. The event opens at 4:30 pm for Patron ticket holders
and at 6:30 pm for Friend ticket holders. Because this is a benefit
event, attendance is by ticket only. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is
coordinating the mailing of invitations and the sale of tickets. The
Armory Show, Inc. does not organize this event. Ticket prices for the
opening night preview gala are $500 (Patron) and $250 (Friend). For
information and tickets, call the MoMA Special Events staff at
212.708.9680 or email specialevents@moma.org.

General Admission Tickets

Admission tickets are available at the door during Show hours. Advance
purchase is not required; reservations are not accepted.

Admission $15.

(Cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express accepted.)

Discount available for group sales of 15 or more, please call (212)
645-6440 or email us at info@thearmoryshow.com.


The official catalogue of The Armory Show features a detailed profile of
each exhibiting gallery. Copies may be purchased at the Show for $15.

A detailed list of exhibitors and other up-to-date information is
available at www.thearmoryshow.com.

For more information go to: www.thearmoryshow.comont>

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