Spring in New York City is a time of utter excitement and exploration. It seems as if we are all trying to make up for lost time – what with the whole winter hibernation and all – and are finally putting on our floral dresses and enjoying the city again. There is just so much to see! Just for you, here is a roundup of the five hautest art shows you absolutely must visit this coming Spring. Of course, there are many many more but these are classics, so check them out first, and stay tuned.
1 Spring Masters New York
Starting off right with a preview party on Thursday, May 5, Spring Masters New York will be the melting pot of international art in NYC. Featuring over 60 top-notch dealers of fine art, design, furniture and jewelry, the exhibition will bring together art os all periods, styles and mediums, encouraging exciting smart dialogue between artists and art lovers alike.
1325 Avenue of the Americas 28th Floor New York, New York 10019
2 Affordable Art Fair
From March 30th to April 3rd – aka the epitome of spring – NYC's Affordable Art Fair will be an enthralling affair, hosting more than 70 local, national, and international galleries and showing a variety of original artwork from more than 500 artists. Fresh new finds will be available for purchase, so get ready to shop for some haute masterpieces for your Spring home decor. Whether your budget is $100 or $10,000 and whether you are a fanatic of paintings, prints, sculptures or photographs, there is something for you at this Spring's AAF.
Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W 18th St Ste 804, New York, NY 10011
3 James Nares, “Portraits”
From Britain to NYC, Nares has been a known name in the art world ever since the late 70s. His recent fine art work has been minimalist and elegant, while his video work is poetic and thoughtful. From Thursday, March 3rd to April 23rd, you can go enjoy his latest show which will involve slow-motion portraiture video. Deep and hauntingly beautiful, this show is a must.
Paul Kasmin Gallery293 Tenth Ave New York 10001
From April 14th to April 17th, the world's larges fine art trade show will be open and waiting for us to see. For the past 38 years, Artexpo has been the place where artistic fantasies come to life and extraordinary magic happens. Changing the way people buy and sell art, the expo brings together the biggest publishers, galleries and collectors along with fresh emerging talent – the best of both worlds. With over 400 artists, thousands of new works and more than 25,000 visitors, the show at Pier 94 will be a wonderful and exhilarating affair you will not want to miss.
Pier 94 711 12th Ave (55th Street & the West Side Highway) New York, NY 10019-5399
5 The Zap Show: A Cultural Revolution
From March 2nd all the way to May 7th, comics are coming back to town, and on a high pedestal. Started by comic book illustrator R. Crumb in 1968, the now infamous Zap Comix became an instant success in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district and later the world. Zap changed the game of the comic book and began an entire underground movement, establishing an adult market for comics and opening the door for millions of talented illustrators. A history recap and a collection of incredible art work, this show is an homage to a cultural phenomenon that forever changed the world of art.
Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065