30 Artists and Galleries We Loved During New York Art Week 2017

We can’t quite put our finger on what it was that made this year’s Armory Arts Week feel so fresh. Was it the new venues? After all, NADA moved from Basketball City to Skylight Clarkson North, while Spring/Break moved from the old Post Office to an ex-Condé Nast office at 4 Times Square. Was it the fresh blood — the fact that NADA was even there at all, after years of coinciding with May’s Frieze Fair? Or maybe it was simply the weather — we made the rounds on a gloriously sunny Thursday that made the views at Spring Studios’ Independent fair even better. Whatever the case, we found much to love. We sent our contributing editor Sean Santiago to The Armory show proper in our stead, where he scouted perhaps our favorite thing of the whole week, Elvire Bonduelle’s geometric seating for London’s Ronchini Gallery, above. For the second year running, the ultra-curated Independent was our favorite fair, feeling closest in spirit as it does to our own OFFSITE show, and playing host to an ethereal polyptych of Landon Metz paintings. At all the fairs, colorful geometrics abounded, as did shaggy textiles and a delightful amount of art furniture. Take a tour through our favorites below, and cross your fingers that this year’s Design Week will be just as satisfying.

The Armory Show

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Rebecca Ward at Ronchini Gallery, London

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Brandon Lattu at Koenig & Clinton, New York

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James Casebere at Sean Kelly, New York
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paper: 64 3/8 x 44 3/8 inches (163.5 x 112.7 cm)
framed: 67 x 47 x 2 1/4 inches (170.2 x 119.4 x 5.7 cm)
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Sam Moyer at Sean Kelly, New York
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stone, canvas, MDF
65 x 56 inches (165.1 x 142.2 cm)

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Caroline Achaintre at Arcade Gallery, London



Doug Ashford at Elizabeth Dee, New York

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Anna Betbeze at Jay Gorney, New YorkAF, Shorty, 2017, 76x63x124 cm (3), 12.000 AF, Eighty One Whoops, 2017, 81x112x84cm (1), 12.000

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Julian Martin at Fleisher/Ollman, PhiladelphiaMaloof_Booth_3

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Ervin Loffler at VI, VII, Oslo

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Landon Metz at VI, VII, Oslo

Art on Paper

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CHIAOZZA at Uprise Art, New York


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Ettore Spalletti at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Courtesy of the Artist and Marian Goodman Gallery / Photo credit: Alex Yudzon


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Elizabeth Russell at Interface Gallery, Oakland

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Jeanie Riddle at ​Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal


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Safe Gallery, Brooklyn
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Leslie Kerr at The Landing, Los Angeles

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Mary Heilmann at Whitechapel Gallery, London

Spring / Break

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Brandon Cannon


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