armory week 2013

Ante Up: ‘Art Cash’ Blackjack at Independent

artcash

Money may be everywhere at art fairs, but it’s usually invisible; a palpable energy driving the day’s deliberations and deals. At Broadway 1602′s Independent display, however, it’s all on the table. The New York gallery’s space is largely devoted to Art Cash (1971) created by members of Experiments in Art and Technology, a non-profit organization founded Read More

Armory Week 2012

‘All My Friends Are Here’: Competing With Collectors for Face Time at Independent 2012

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Work by Oscar Murillo at Stuart Shave.

Independent, the 44-gallery art fair that opened for a VIP preview at noon today and that calls itself a “temporary exhibition forum” is located just 30 blocks south down the West Side Highway from the Armory Show’s Piers 92 and 94, but feels like a different world altogether. Started three years ago by art dealers Elizabeth Dee and Darren Flook at the former Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea, it is smaller and more welcoming than most art fairs happening in New York this week. There are, for instance, windows that let actual light into the exhibition space, not to mention an accessible roof, which is about as rare at one of these things as free alcohol. Independent lived up to its tagline, feeling more like a large, convivial group show than a standard trade show. Read More