Armory Expands, Adds Modern art dealers

The Armory Show will no longer be devoted exclusively to contemporary art. The Armory Show is expanding its current location at Pier 94 to include Pier 92. Pier 92 will be home to The Armory Show–Modern, dedicated to dealers specializing in Modern works.

According to The Armory press release: “The Armory Show is known for presenting works that come directly from artists’ studios, but expanding to Modern work opens the door to historically significant pieces. Modernism is generally known as the era of art beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th Century and extending through the Post-War years, which gives the fair a museum-like span.

Executive Director Katelijne De Backer says, “After ten years of tremendous success as a contemporary fair, we are ready to open our range to include Modern art. Visitors to The Armory Show will now have access not only to the newest trends in the art world, but also to the masterpieces that heralded these developments.”

Pier 92’s 30,000 square feet of exhibition space can accommodate some 70 new exhibitors, a significant addition to the 75,000 square feet and 160 exhibitors typically hosted in Pier 94, The Armory Show’s site for the past two years. Paul Morris, cofounder of The Armory Show, adds, “With The Armory Show’s expanded direction and VOLTA NY’s emphasis on emerging art, we now provide collectors unparalleled access to the most important artwork of the 20th and 21st centuries in New York, the heart of the art world.”

Application deadline for dealers is June 30, 2008
Applications can be found at http://www.thearmoryshow.com/application

SHOW DATES:

VIP Preview: Wednesday, March 4

Public Hours: Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, March 8

Piers 92 and 94

Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street, New York City

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