ART & DESIGN

Where to Take Selfies at the New York Art Fairs


Repro Adolf Luther / gallery 401 contemporary Berlin

Walking through the various art fairs open in New York this week, mirrors showed up time and time again. At Spring/Break, Graham Caldwell made a large-scale sculpture with numerous reflective surfaces. Meanwhile at The Armory Show, Anish Kapoor (who designed the famous – and well-photographed – public art piece The Bean in Chicago), created a small, smooth sphere. It’s hard, if not impossible, to resist whipping out your iPhone to snap your likeness – an interesting, ahem, reflection of our time. Are we, as viewers, artwork unto ourselves or simply endlessly narcissistic? In any case, there’s certainly something to be said for the art of the selfie.

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Artwork at Independent. Photo by Felix Kim.

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Graham Caldwell “Moon Jellies,” 2009. Presented by Carolina Wheat and Kelly Schroer. Spring/Break Art Show. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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Vanessa Castro “I Am The Sole Witness Of My Own Delirium Part II,” 2016. Presented by Gabrielle Jensen and Michael Valinsky. Spring/Break Art Show. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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Graham Caldwell “Mirror Box b,” 2016. Presented by Kelly Shroer. Spring/Break Art Show. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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Oliver Jeffers “Self-Portrait on Mirror,” 2014. Presented by Marc Azoulay. Spring/Break Art Show. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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Josh Kil “The Door,” 2015. Spring/Break Art Show. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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Scimmia in gabbia by Pistoletto.

Michelangelo Pistoletto “Scimmia in gabbia.” Courtesy of Repetto Gallery, London. The Armory Show.

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Repro Adolf Luther / gallery 401 contemporary Berlin

Adolf Luther. Courtesy of 401 Contemporary, Berlin. The Armory Show.

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Repro Adolf Luther / gallery 401 contemporary Berlin

Adolf Luther. Courtesy of 401 Contemporary, Berlin. The Armory Show.

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Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor “Alice – Double Circle,” 2014. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery. The Armory Show.

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Claudia Weiser

Claudia Wieser “Untitled,” 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. Photo credit: Matt Grubb. The Armory Show.

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Gustavo Prado, “I Gazed a Gazeless Stare (Measure of Dispersion Series),” 2016. Presented by Marc Azoulay. Spring/Break Art Fair. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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Artwork at Independent. Photo by Felix Kim.

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GUNESTEKIN, Encounter Kostantiniyye Series 3, 2015, mixed media, ed of 3, 59 x 59 x 9 7-8 in, NON 57 318

Ahmet Gunestekin “Encounter Kostantiniyye Series 3” 2015. Courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York. The Armory Show.