Gregory Forstner, The Date 2, 2010. Oil on canvas, Courtesy of Galerie Zink Berlin
Mona Hatoum, Natura Morta
Ian Tweedy, Arrangements of Forgotten Stories #84, 2011. Oil on old book cover, Courtesy of MONITOR, Roma
2. Breasts While the female figure has also been prevalent throughout art history, breasts made a particularly substantial showing at this year’s fair.
Marina Abramović, Art Must Be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful, 1975 at Lisson Gallery
Marjorie Strider, Green Triptych, 1963. Acrylic paint, laminated pine on Masonite panels, Courtesy of Hollis Taggart Galleries
Mel Ramos, Five Flavor Frieda
Some artists are as famous for their relationship with alcohol as they are for their art. Therefore, it’s no surprise that booze imagery shows up so frequently and in so many mediums. Some of the most clever examples of this at the Armory were by Brooklyn-based David Kramer, whose suite of witty drawings can be found on the front wall of Galerie Laurent Godin.
David Kramer, Nothing Lasts Forever, 2011. Ink on Paper, Courtesy Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
David Kramer, Making The Rounds, 2011. Ink and pencil on Paper, Courtesy Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
Li Lihong, Absolut China at Hollis Taggart Galleries
Lori Nix, Bar, 2009. Courtesy of Catherine Edelman
Nicole Eisenman, Half King, 2011. Oil and ink on paper, Courtesy of Leo Koenig Inc.
David Austen, Love, Cigarettes & Beer, 2008. Photo-polymer etching at Ingleby Gallery