Fair Mania: Armory Arts Week in New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked off Armory Arts Week at the Art Dealers Association of America Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory on Tuesday. Declaring New York the arts, fashion, and financial capital of the world, he praised the week of art activities for drawing some 60,000 visitors that will spend an estimated $44 million. A dozen art fairs, which could cost $145 in total to visit, and take more leisure time than most of us have, are running concurrently. In order to help you navigate the shows, we’ve highlighted what they have to offer. … Read More

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Babelgum Presents: Sweat Shoppe at SCOPE

Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw, the two masked artists from New York City in the video below, are the minds behind a new multimedia performance collaboration called Sweat Shoppe. Their aim? The intersection of art, music and technology to create something that has an element of pop accessibility. Sweat Shoppe recently showed our friends at Babelgum how to paint video at SCOPE Art Fair in Miami. “We started off doing this in the streets,” they explain. “We’d find a building that we like with the right light conditions, pull up, clamp something in some car batteries, and do our thing.”

They’ve been busy at it for two months now. … Read More

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Fair City: Art in Miami

Art Basel’s decision to choose Miami Beach for the location of an American outpost for its high-powered Swiss art fair was pure genius. Now in its eighth edition, Art Basel Miami Beach continues to be the most exciting place for viewing modern and contemporary art and for networking and partying with fellow players. Add the numerous satellite fairs, museum and gallery exhibitions, and special events to the mix and it makes for a dynamic week of art, sand, sun, and fun.

More than 250 galleries from 33 countries offer some 2,000 artists in the various sections of the fair this year. The layout has been revamped, and the Art Positions section, which consists of younger galleries showing cutting-edge projects, has been brought into the main hall from the shipping containers at Collins Park. The park site, which leads to the beach, has been renamed Oceanfront, where fair curators and Creative Time are collaborating to present a lively mix of free talks, videos, and performances. LA artist Pae White has turned Oceanfront into a visually dynamic miniature city that winds through the sand. … Read More

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Exclusive: We Talk to the Guys Behind One-of-a-Kind Bars at Armory Week

Are you a progressive artist? Do you like drinking beer? Well then, has Grolsch got a job for you! Recently, the iconic Dutch lager, known for that funky swing cap, tapped two New York artists to design, build, and install their own “art bars” to display during Armory Week: Billyburg painter David Kramer, who’s exhibiting with the VOLTA fair, and children’s chair collector and sculptor Jon Keay, who’s chilling in the “Cheap Fast and Out of Control” tent at SCOPE. … Read More

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Paul Laster’s Art Basel Miami Diary & Photo Album: Day Two

Because we can’t all escape from our desks to enjoy 72-degree weather and international contemporary art, Flavorpill’s resident guru Paul Laster will be bringing you daily bold-face name littered updates and photos from Art Basel Miami all week. If you missed yesterday’s first installment, read it now.


The art world scoop from Day Two after the jump…

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