NEW YORK—Every year the contemporary Armory Show is complemented by Armory Modern, held next door at Pier 92. The adjacent exhibition is “dedicated to international dealers specializing in historically significant 20th century works of art.” This year more than 60 galleries participated. Alex Katz, Alma Thomas and Robert Gwathmey, were among the artists represented. Along with “Tin Man” 1966 (assemblage movie poster cut out and metallic paint on canvas) by Richard Bernstein (above) at Hollis Taggart Galleries, a selection of compelling works is featured below.
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Detail of “A Glimpse of Mars,” 1969 (acrylic on canvas) by Alma Thomas at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery of New York.
“Family Singing,” 1956 (oil on canvas) by Robert Gwathmey at Jonathan Boos of New York.
“Igloos Con Vortice,” 1981 (mixed media on canvas, faggots, bottle, neon tube) by Mario Merz at Mazzoleni Galleria D’Arte of Torina, Italy.
Installation view of “Landscape Woman,” 1973-74 (ceramic) by Mary Frank at DC Moore Gallery of New York.
Detail of “Polky’s,” 1985 (watercolor on paper) by Andrew Wyeth at DC Moore Gallery of New York.
“Servilis,” 2006 (Conte on wood, pedestals, stuffed bird replicas) by Whitfield Lovell at DC Moore Gallery of New York.