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.
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 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: 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.