Armory Show Wrap-Up: More Than 60,000 Visitors Attend 2012 Fair

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Champage Bar at Armory Show with view of Ragnar Kjartansson's "Scandinavian Pain."

More than 60,000 people visited the Armory Show last week, according to a wrap-up press release.

Some highlights–“major sales” in the language of art fair wrap-up press releases–were David Zwirner’s booth featuring the work of Michael Riedel, which sold out in the first half-hour of the fair; a $480,000 George Condo painting at Berlin’s Sprüth Magers; Kehinde Wiley’s The Tribute Money II sold for $135,000 at Sean Kelly on opening day.

There were a number of bold names at the fair, and their names are also bolded in the press release. We will simply include all of them here, unbolded and without commentary:

Matt Dillon, Paul Rudd, Michael Stipe, John Waters, Björk, Bill Powers and Cynthia Rowley, Narciso Rodriguez, Tiki Barber, Patty Smyth and John McEnroe, James Franco, David Allen Grier, Mera and Don Rubell, Anita Zabludowicz, Steve Roth, David Mugrabi, Edye and Eli Broad, Donald Marron, Tony Podesta, Adam Lindemann, Chelsea Clinton, Patricia Wettig, Hoda Kotb, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Maria Arena Bell, Glenn Fuhrman, Ruth and Jake Bloom, Don B. Marron, Suzanne Murphy, Susan and Michael Hort, Melva Bucksbaum and Agnes Gund, Maurizio Cattelan, Joseph Kosuth, Kehinde Wiley, Andres Serrano, Michael Riedel, Jota Castro, Neville Wakefield, Ulay, Spencer Tunick, Alice Aycock, Terence Koh, Marilyn Minter, Clifford Owens, Chuck Close, Jayson Musson (better known as his alter ego Hennessy Youngman) Glenn Lowry Kathy Halbreich, Thelma Golden, Adam Weinberg, Lisa Phillips, Massimiliano Gioni Gary Carrion-Murayari Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist Alain Seban, Gunnar Kvaran,  Oya Eczacıbaşı, Thierry Raspail, Eric Shiner, Bonnie Clearwater and Hedwig Fijen were all there with about 60,000 nobodies (hi!).

Paul Morris, in a statement, said the feeling in the air at the Armory Show “was one of excited appreciation.”

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