Fountain Art Fair New York – 2012

We are in the midst of the art fair weekend in New York. It’s an amazing time when galleries across the planet converge on our city with hopes, dreams and art. In particular, I’d like to recommend stopping in on the Fountain Art Fair. It is not the largest or swankiest of the fairs but it does have an ardor that runs through the participants and spills out onto the street. The building is fantastic, it’s the site of the infamous 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art that sparked tremendous change in the direction of American artists.

Fountain Art Fair - NYC - 69th Regiment Armory - 2012
Fountain Art Fair NYC, 69th Regiment Armory.

There is a wide range of work to be seen. Big Deal Arts had a strong and diverse selection of sculpture and two dimensional works. Elsewhere, I particularly enjoyed the new mixed media works from Joseph Meloy and the homegrown serigraphs of Javier Jimenez.

Approach the 7th incarnation of this bazaar expecting live music and the unexpected. You will bob your head and encounter artists working and performing. Plan to stay and throw back a few drinks, it is a good place to get comfortable and meet new people. Unlike most fairs, the booths are attended by passionate people that are not afraid to interact.

Fountain Art Fair - NYC - 2012

Fountain Art Fair
9 – 11 March 2012

Images courtesy of the Fountain Art Fair.

Filed under:   Magazine

About Scott Lickstein, Look Into My Owl

Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.

One Response to Fountain Art Fair New York – 2012

  1. Pingback: Fountain Wrap-Up: Press, Press, and more Press « Big Deal Arts

Comments are closed.

Featured Items from the Shop:

Gary Baseman – Dunce
Buy Now / More Info

Frank Kozik – Big Army Man Black
Buy Now / More Info

Frank Kozik – Ho Chi Minh Bronze
Buy Now / More Info

Ron English – Action MC GID
Buy Now / More Info

Jeremy Fish – Bison Van SF –
Buy Now / More Info

Scott Lickstein – Beacon Defaced
Buy Now / More Info

Scott Lickstein – Beacon
Buy Now / More Info

Ron English – Young MC
Buy Now / More Info

Shepard Fairey – Blondie Watch
Buy Now / More Info