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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!


Detail.


Miniature thinking man…


This piece cracked me up: reminded me of the Human Centipede.


Detail.


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!

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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.


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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!!