The ADAA Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY

I was in town during the Art Dealers Association of America’s annual fair, the Art Show. I love shows at the Park Avenue Armory. The space is grand, and I always feel just a slight bit elegant walking up the stairs and into the entry of the beautiful lobby. It takes me just minutes to feel invisible and underdressed. The crowd at any Armory event is always elegant and well dressed.

There were 78 exhibitors at the fair, and I’m showing you some of the work to which I was most drawn.

Yoko Ono, Cleaning Piece, 1966/1988
Galerie Lelong & Co
Lucas Samaras, Box #98, 1977
Wooden box construction with nails, acrylic, metal, fabric, printed paper collage and Plexiglas
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art
Wayne Thiebaud, River Delta with Boat, 2001-2002
Pastel on canvas
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art
Betty Tompkins, Double Drip Mouth, 1971
Pencil on paper
Viola Frey, Untitled (Bricolage with Head on Pedestal and Bunny), 1982-1987 Ceramic and glazes
Dorothea Rockburne, Copal #3, 1975
Colored pencil and copal on paper collage mounted on paperboard
David Nolan Gallery
Chakaia Booker, Masked Appeal, 2012
Rubber tires and wood
David Nolan Gallery
Lynda Benglis, Lagniappe I, 1978
Cast pigmented paper and sparkles
Henry Moore
Jeffrey H. Loria & Co., Inc

There was a treasure trove of Henry Moore sculptures and works on paper at this booth. I liked this work on paper, which I had not seen before.

Wilmer Wilson IV, HOLLA! 2022 (on left) and CIRCUS, 2022 (on right)
Pushpins, pigment prints on wood
Susan Inglett
Marilyn Minter, Study for Teaser, 1993
Enamel on metal
Mia Westerlund Roosen
Betty Cunningham Gallery

I wrote about Mia Westerlund Roosen back in April. Here is that blog post. I was thrilled to see some of the work again

Matthew Barney, Embrasure, 2019-2021
Etching in black ink on hand-dyed paper with electro formed copper in high-density polyethylene frame
Jill Newhouse

I’ve paid attention to Matthew Barney’s career since the Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle exhibition at the Guggenheim back in 2003. It was one of those art exhibitions that was eye opening, and life changing, for me. I began my lifetime love for resin at that show. Barney was only 36 at the time. It was fun to see some current work of his.

James Castle, Untitled, n.d.
Soot on found paper
David Zwirner
Faig Ahmed, Dragons of Karabakh, 2021
Handmade wool carpet
SAPAR Contemporary
Faig Ahmed, Nizami Ganjavi, 2021
Handmade wool carpet
SAPAR Contemporary
Faig Ahmed, Step by Step, 2016
Handmade wool carpet
SAPAR Contemporary

I know I’ve shown you work by Faig Ahmed several times before. I still stop and look whenever I see them, as I think they are just fabulous.

Toshiko Takaezu
James Cohan Gallery

It is hard to pass by any work by the magnificent Toshiko Takaezu. Takaezu is included in the main exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale, which goes through the end of the month. I was lucky enough to go, and I’ll share those images from that exhibition soon.

One thought on “The ADAA Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY

  1. Faig Ahmed, Dragons of Karabakh is absolutely fabulous! Thank you for sharing your wonderful journey looking at varied and fantastic art.

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