Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Downtown Art Fair/Lexington Avenue Armory

Enough of the weather and things horticultural.
What on earth else do I spend my time doing? Well, thinking about art for one thing.

I went to the Downtown Art Fair at the Lexington Avenue Armory - a wonderful 'old New York' building with high arched ceiling - like a gymnasium on steroids...

suitable flags

and a nice broad staircase seeming going off into infinity.

Then there were the art booths with galleries from all over the world and important sort of people scurrying about.

Very mixed sort of art - mostly not very interesting to me. Lots of photography.

More important people  having loft conversations.

The people more interesting than the art.

However, I discover the photographer Julie Blackmon each of whose images is a novel in itself. Partly beautiful, partly disturbing and altogether fascinating.

Ah, hints of Abbey Road and American Beauty. 

Then the Finnish photographer Pentti Sammallahti

whose works in black and white are haunting and lovely and often have dogs in.


  1. Wow, what a truly beautiful way to spend the day.

  2. Lovely, beautiful and super interesting.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Sometimes the architecture is the most interesting part of the event. Sounds like a fun day.

  4. Certainly the lady in the feathered hat looks interesting. What a story in the children's picture and I agree quite disturbing.


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