Lounging in the Armory Show

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New York, N.Y., March 7th, 2009: Visitors to The Armory Show 2009 view art work by Galerie Thomas. Spread over four days from March 5th to 8th, the show on Piers 92 and 94 features a Modernist component for the first time.

Last weekend I headed to the Armory Show 2009, an annual art fair where expensive works are put in a huge gallery and sold off if prospective buyers are found. Rather than shooting the art, I noticed lookers and buyers easily got tired from all the walking, so here’s a short photo essay on the various methods they took to unwound themselves.

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New York, N.Y., March 7th, 2009: Analyzing art on two feet and walking through the long galleries can be a tiring business. Here visitors rest in the Art in America lounge, one of many rest areas in the show.

New York, N.Y., March 7, 2009: Those thirsty for a drink could order a glass or champagne for $12 at this cafe in Pier 92. High stools and circular bar tables provided.

New York, N.Y., March 7, 2009: Those thirsty for a drink could order a glass or champagne for $12 at this cafe in Pier 92. High stools and circular bar tables provided.

New York, N.Y., March 7th, 2009: The Artforum Lounge in Pier 94 not only supplied sofas and chairs for visitors to rest, but offered art publications on sale.

New York, N.Y., March 7th, 2009: The Artforum Lounge in Pier 94 not only supplied sofas and chairs for visitors to rest, but offered art publications for sale.

New York, N.Y., March 7th, 2009: For food, one option was the restaurant at the end of Pier 92. Seats were a premium during the mid-afternoon.

New York, N.Y., March 7th, 2009: For food, one option was the restaurant at the end of Pier 92. Seats were a premium during the mid-afternoon.

New York, N.Y., March 7th, 2009: Those strapped for cash, either for food, drinks or even art could draw money from ATMs. Here one is conveniently located at the Restaurant on Pier 92.

New York, N.Y., March 7th, 2009: Those strapped for cash, either for food, drinks or even art could draw money from ATMs. Here one is conveniently located at the Restaurant on Pier 92.

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