Highlights From Armory Modern 2014

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.

All photos © Arts Observer

“Tree of Heaven (lichen) IV,” 2014 (nickel-plated bronze and mirrored blown glass) by Timothy Horn at PPOW Gallery of New York.

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.

“Charity (maquette),” 2003 (acrylic paint on bronze, edition 7 of 12) by Damien Hirst at Alan Koppel Gallery of Chicago.

“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 “Landscape Women” by Mary Frank.

Detail of “Polky’s,” 1985 (watercolor on paper) by Andrew Wyeth at DC Moore Gallery of New York.

“Grid Fourteen Saranac,” 1971 (acrylic on canvas) by Thomas Downing at Vincent Vallarino Fine Art of New York/McCormick Gallery of Chicago.

“Pink Square,” 1957-60 (oil on canvas) by Alfred Leslie at Hill Gallery of Birmingham, Mich., with “Hamlet’s Ghost,” 2007 (cut and welded titanium) by Mark de Suvero, at left.

“Servilis,” 2006 (Conte on wood, pedestals, stuffed bird replicas) by Whitfield Lovell at DC Moore Gallery of New York.

“Orange Hat #1,” 1973 (oil on canvas) by Alex Katz at David Klein Gallery of Birmingham, Mich.

“Open Heart Ascension,” 2001 (wood palette, correction fluid, enamel, glass vessels) by Phil Frost at Fleischer/Ollman Gallery of Philadelphia.

Post Your Thoughts