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Sunday, February 25

Scope at Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center

Scoboco felt like looking at some art yesterday (well... I felt like it, and Bo and Co were game). But instead of wading through the throngs for hours at the massive Armory show over at the pier, we decided to take in the far more manageable, less expensive, easier to get to, and less crowded Scope International Contemporary Art Fair, located in a big white tent in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, just south of the Metropolitan Opera House. Here, 67 galleries had booths crammed with what I imagine they perceive as their latest and hottest stuff. As you can imagine, some of it was exciting, some of it was awful, some of it was pretty ho-hum, but the three of us had a lot of laughs as we chit-chatted strolled our way through the maze, taking it all in. If you're on the Upper West Side Sunday or Monday, it's definitely worth a look. Heck, we even bought an original piece! Here's some pictures, starting with the "box office", where it was $10 for me, and Bo and Co were free...


These miniature trees with aluminum shadows were nice...


Goofy pieces like this one are always a welcome addition to our art-gazing...


One of several awesome collages by Michael Anderson. We especially liked the way he chopped up images of graffiti for the background...


This piece, called "Murmur I" by Richard Barnes, was amazing. It's a photograph, and those are bats. There were several in this series, and the accompanying video was totally mesmerizing...


Our favorite of the many light-based works...


This is a detail from Tessa Farmer's kind of gross but also pretty cool piece—called something like Flying the Frog Ship—that was constructed from dried insect carcasses. There were dozens of minuscule "fighter planes" buzzing around this "mother ship"...


My favorite work of the day might have been by Deborah Grant, a series of eight or ten stark, collage-y pieces with hand-drawn type. Here's one...


More Deborah Grant...

Finally, the lure of becoming a collector proved too powerful to resist...


Waiting for the artist Jason Metcalf to deliver the goods from his tiny "studio"...


Scoboco's first piece in what will almost certainly be a truly important collection:

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Debbie said...

Great photos! Very fun art!

The Deborah Grant looks very Basquiat-ish, no? I like it, too.

I'm not sure about the start of the personal collection, though...

12:15 PM, February 25, 2007

 

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