2011 Armory Show epic roundup
Like last year, I’ve compiled an epic photo roundup of the art that caught my eye at this year’s Armory Show, a leading contemporary art show. This year I was also lucky enough to be included (Thanks Paul!) in the Armory Show’s opening benefit party held at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday night. The party included a fashionable and festive crowd that enjoyed the live performance of Kate Nash and her big bow headpiece, the DJing of Justin Miller and Will Robbins, and of course the ever-popular open bar.
Bandwidth warning: Lost of photos and more after the jump, including one awesome surprise guest appearance (at least for this fanboy)…
A few photos of the party by Scott Rudd courtesy of the MoMA:
Area around the open bar was popular. Go figure.
Neat light projections.
Kate Nash and her aggressive bow.
Party guests could escape to a few of the open rooms to ponder some of The Art.
A friend helpfully pointing out an info placard on the wall.
I roamed the actual Armory Show on a rainy Sunday. Here’s my photo dump from it: I apologize for my partiality towards neon art which I have a complicated relationship with.
Awesome video art of a subway train in motion.
I see what you’re doing there, Soph.
Trompe l’oeil: This was actually painted bronze!
Miniature thinking man…
This piece cracked me up: reminded me of the Human Centipede.
Upside down chromed out duck.
Duchamp x Magritte?
My friend and I couldn’t figure out whether the computer crashed or if the screen with the lines of code was intentional…
I NEED THIS.
I’m kind of obsessed with the neon works of illusion by Ivan Navarro.
Worst orange ever!
Sorry MTA, I’m through with you.
My friend commented on this: “I would want this in my room.”
Me: “Sure, but you probably don’t want “Men Kill Sleeping Women” above your bed.”
Coming to the set of a horror film near you.
Me clearly demonstrating a reverence for the art.
The gallery assistant informed us that this piece actually comes with a bottle of Chanel 5 perfume.
My friend strikes a pose.
I thought this was hysterical. This should be a real sport.
KAWS has really moved on up the world…
This would be reblogged a million times on Tumblr.
Sculptural tribute to Justin Bieber.
PRO TIP: Ladies, you look amazing in your heels, but next time wear your New Balance sneakers to the Armory Show because there’s a quite a bit of walking and standing involved.
THIS BETTER BE TRUE. – Your 31 year old blogger.
Maybe I was just hungry by the end of the show, but man I was CRAVING Oreos after I saw this.
…And then McDonalds.
And for the finale and highlight for me at least….Mr. Chuck Close in the house!!