New York art fairs are returning, eyes open and fingers crossed

New York art fairs are returning, eyes open and fingers crossed

Artworks are being flown in from overseas, the showroom has been spruced up and ticket sales have started for the Armory Show, which is readying to become the first major American art fair to come back amid the pandemic, when it opens Sept. 9 at its new location at the Javits Convention Center. “We have to be ready for anything,” the fair’s executive director, Nicole Berry, said in a phone interview. “We are putting on this event and have a Plan A, B, C, D and E.” When plans for the Armory Show came together earlier this year, Berry envisioned the fair as an anchor of the fall arts season, symbolizing the art world’s triumphant return to in-person selling and schmoozing. She planned on opening her event near full capacity,
Artworks are being flown in from overseas, the showroom has been spruced up and ticket sales have started for the Armory Show, which is readying to become the first major American art fair to come back amid the pandemic, when it opens Sept. 9 at its new location at the Javits Convention Center. “We have to be ready for anything,” the fair’s executive director, Nicole Berry, said in a phone interview. “We are putting on this event and have a Plan A, B, C, D and E.” When plans for the Armory Show came together earlier this year, Berry envisioned the fair as an anchor of the fall arts season, symbolizing the art world’s triumphant return to in-person selling and schmoozing. She planned on opening her event near full capacity,