Thursday, March 5, 2009

Armory Show

Denise Grünstein, "Figure Out" from "The female gaze" (2009). C-print, non-reflective glass, and wood frame. 35 1/2 x 44 1/4 in. Edition of 5 + 2 AP. Available at the Galleri Charlotte Lund booth.

I've only gone to the Armory Show a few times, and then only when friends or family were showing in it, as I tend to find it super overwhelming and I want to smack people for trying way too hard to be arty. However, today I was perusing the show website and was taken by the above image by Denise Grünstein. It retails for $11,000.00. That's pretty pricey, even if the wigs are included. Anyway, if you have some free time you might find yourself in the area and want to take a gander at the show, which runs from March 5–8. If nothing else, you can find out what this year's Big Art Trend is -- the last time I attended the show, the Trend was photographs of piles of books -- every gallery that showed photography had one. One large, color, shiny, glossy print of a pile of books. How embarrassing!

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