Armory Show 2013, Part 1: A Snowman, a Blue Shower Cap and a Red Carpet

NEW YORK—This year’s Armory Show coincided with a forecast of snowfall in the city. While it snowed lightly outside, the irony of the realistic snowman at the Kavi Gupta booth wasn’t lost on passersby. The sculpture by Chicago artist Tony Tasset is one of the more compelling works on view at the show. A survey of additional works follows.

The Armory Show is celebrating 100 years and is on view from March 7 to March 10, 2013 at Piers 92 (the Modern Show) and 94 (the main Contemporary Show).

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“Snowman with Yellow Glove,” 2012 (glass, resin, brass, enamel paint, poly-styrene) by Tony Tasset at Kavi Gupta.

“Blue Shower Cap,” (terra cotta, porcelain, epoxy) by Simone Leigh at Gavlak Gallery of Palm Beach, Fla.

“Chin Chin 4 (White),” 2013 (neon, vintage drum, mirror, one-way mirror, electric energy) by Ivan Navarro at Galerie Daniel Templon of Paris.

“I AM AN AMERICAN,” 2013 (mixed media) by Shuhei Yamada at Aisho Miura Arts of Tokyo.

“Big Head,” 2012 (plaster) by Nicole Eisenman at Leo Koenig of New York.

“Captive Reflection,” 2013 (wood, metal structure, acrylic, monitor, MacMini computer, video animation) by Leandro Erlich at Sean Kelly Gallery of New York.

Detail of “Writer’s Island (I), 2013 by Hans Op de Beeck at Ronmandos of Amsterdam.

“Untitled (Amaca, Red),” 2000 (wool, linen) by Rosemarie Trockel at Sprueth Magers of Berlin/London.

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