The Armory Show

As promised, an update of my weekend visit to the Armory Show. It was interesting (and free thanks to Hannah being a member at the Whitney Museum). I attended on Sunday and saw a lot of different artists, met a few people, and saw several familiar New York fashionistas and old friends.

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On my 2017 to do list: become a member at the Whitney!
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The art fair showcased the most important cultural pieces of the 20th and 21st century. Some were fascinating, very abstract, and others made you unsure what the artist’s message was. I really enjoyed walking around the aisles and learning about some pieces from several artists.

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Fashionable in fur, Hannah banana

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They had a lovely open bar and sitting area with full restaurant available too

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“Flowers for Lisa” by Abelardo Morell
I’ve always loved sunflowers, my favorite flower, so this above painting stood out to me. Most other paintings and sculptures were abstract.

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One particular artist I liked was Martin Basher, who is originally from New Zealand and now lives in Brooklyn. I think because of his ties to the surfer world and then moving to a more hipster town, his lineage form of art represented a blend of my two worlds (South Africa to NYC) in a broader way. I really enjoyed his palm tree sunset artworks.

 

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Sunset palm trees by Martin Basher

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More from one of my new favorites, Martin Basher
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Mirror & balloon reflections

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This below painting was super cool, and linear.

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The place was so crowded we kept getting pushed into the paintings to avoid the circus in the middle of the lanes

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In the present day, we are so concerned with paying off our debts and this portrays how the receipts and bills never end. 

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A personal fave in today’s overly communicative society. 

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Neverending abstractions foreshadowing what goes on in life and how it is nonstop.

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Loved the experience and love learning more about different artists. I can’t wait to go to the next exhibit.

x,G


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