The Armory Show, New York’s leading modern and contemporary art fair, opens to the public tomorrow at Piers 92 & 94. As the extravagant centrepiece of the city’s Armory Arts Week, it plays host to the world’s most influential dealers, and some highly significant works of art. Highlights this year range from Barbara Hepworth’s polished abstract sculpture Six Forms on a Circle (1967) at Osborne Samuel (the modernist sculptor is the subject of a major retrospective at Tate Britain this June) and On Kawara’s I WENT at mfc-michèle didier – a great example of the obsessive conceptual cataloguing for which the artist is famous. Chantal Joffe’s recent portrait of a Woman in a Blue Coat on Green (2014), and Alex Katz’s Oona (2006) are eye-catching, enigmatic images of women; while American modernist Marsden Hartley’s Finnish-Yankee Wrestler (c. 1938–39) and Jim Dine’s Self-Portrait from 1970 are no less arresting explorations of male identity. We’ve picked out a few of our other favourites below.
The Armory Show is at Piers 92 & 94, New York, from 5–8 March.
Time, Place, Date: On Kawara’s work at the Guggenheim NYC (Catherine Spencer)
Alex Katz Interview (Matthew Sperling)
Review: ‘Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–15′ at LACMA (Louise Nicholson)