The Armory Show (art fair)

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Crowd at the Armory Show Art Fair

The Armory Show is a contemporary art fair in New York.

History[edit]

The fair started in 1994 as the Gramercy International Art Fair, and was held in the rooms of the Gramercy Hotel in New York City by four art dealers: Colin De Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks and Paul Morris.[1] The fair outgrew its location and was renamed "The Armory Show" in 1999, when was first held at the 69th Regiment Armory, site of the famous Armory Show of 1913.[2]

The event, which lasts four days, has attracted crowds of up to 52,000 and reported sales of up to $85 million.[3] As some smaller fairs and special events are held at the same time, it may be called "Armory Show Week". [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarah Douglas Armory Show Founding Director Paul Morris Resigns After 18 Years. The New York Observer. Archived September 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Roberta Smith. More Space for Young Artists, The New York Times, February 19, 1999.
  3. ^ Niclas Ostlind. New York's Armory Show; Seeking international artists, The Japan Times, April 3, 2008.
  4. ^ B. Davis. Armory Action, artnet.com, March 21, 2008.

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