What’s Cool at the 2018 Armory Show? See Images From the Art Fair’s Blizzardy Opening

Even a snowstorm couldn't stop the art world from turning out.

The Armory Show 2018. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

The Siberian weather conditions that descended on New York on Wednesday did not prevent the art world from making it to the VIP preview of this year’s Armory Show—albeit for some, a little later than planned. Gallerists were in sales mode pushing their wares, while collectors, advisors, journalists and hangers-on busily scanned the booths eager to discover their next acquisition (or selfie opportunity).

Collectors Susan and Michael Hort, Bernard Lumpkin, and Beth Rudin de Woody were spotted in the early hours, as was London-based Anita Zabludowicz, who made it to New York before the blizzard. Critic Jerry Saltz was deep in conversation (as usual), while celebrities such as Paul Rudd, John Waters, Mike Meyers, and Sofia Coppola were also walking the aisles.

Some galleries were busy from the get-go, including Pace, which sold out its booth of Tara Donovan‘s Composition (Cards)—made of styrene cards packed into frames—for prices ranging from $35,000–60,000. Sean Kelly sold a work by newly minted Obama portraitist Kehinde Wiley for $150,000, among other sales. And James Cohan sold two Fred Tomaselli paintings priced at $65,000 and $225,000.

If the weather prevented you from attending, or other commitments (such as the contemporary art auctions in London or TEFAF in Maastricht, also underway this week) prevented you from going to the show, we were on the scene with a camera to capture all of the action from opening day.

The Armory Show 2018. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

A four-legged art fan at Marianne Ibrahim. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Nam Jun Paik at Gagosian. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Claire Tabouret at Night Gallery. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Kaz Oshiro at Honor Fraser. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Collectors Susan and Michael Hort. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Nam Jun Paik at Gagosian. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Artist JR. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Pieter Vermeersch at Perrotin. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Georg Karl Pfahler at Klaus Gerrit Friese. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Andre Butzer at Nino Mier. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Artist Simphiwe Ndzube with his paintings at Nicodim Gallery. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

Art critic Jerry Saltz at Van Doren Waxter. Photo: Henri Neuendorf.

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