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The Armory Show blows up with more than 160 exhibitors (slide show)

Take our exclusive tour of the fair and the latest in contemporary art

By Howard Halle
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This weekend, the art world's version of March Madness arrives in the form of Armory Arts Week, a four-day orgy of art fairs, some nine in all this year. At the center stands the Armory Show, which bestows its name on the annual invasion of galleries from around the world. The brainchild of four dealers—Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks and Paul Morris—the event was launched in 1994 as a kind of let's-put-on-a-show affair, where young dealers took up rooms at the Gramercy Park Hotel to present their wares. It's since exploded into one of the largest fairs in the world. More than 160 galleries are participating this year, split between Piers 92 and 94 in sections devoted to contemporary and historical modern art. But while the point is to provide one-stop shopping for collectors, there's tons of art to see. So if you want to find out what's going in art today under one roof, there's no better place. And if you can't make it, you can still check out the highlights in our exclusive tour of the show.

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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Two People in the Water, Xia Xiaowan, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
Photograph: Filip Wolak

The Breeder, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Athens
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Photograph: Filip Wolak

You Are Special, Jeppe Hein, Johann Konig, Berlin
Photograph: Filip Wolak

The Goldfish Window, after Childe Hassam, Vik Muniz, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, Hong Kong
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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Jim Campbell, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Photograph: Filip Wolak

Circle of Confusion, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, CRG Gallery, NYC
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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Souvenir, Faycal Baghriche, Taymour Grahne Gallery
Photograph: Filip Wolak

In Mind III, Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery
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Photograph: Filip Wolak

A Very Old Thing, Gilles Barbier, Galerie Vallois, Paris
Photograph: Filip Wolak

100 yrs, Doug Aitken
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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Toylim, Berta Fischer, James Fuentes, NYC
Secundino Hernandez, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Secundino Hernandez, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Hatstand, Anish Kapoor and Rosemary Reclining with Motherwell, Anish Kapoor, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Stehpult, Gunther Uecker, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf
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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Glenn Kaino, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

Photograph: Filip Wolak

Campbell's Soup II, Vorburg, Andy Warhol,  Galerie Michael Schultz
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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Osborne Samuel Gallery

Photograph: Filip Wolak

Bas Relief for the US Rubber Company Building, Naum Gabo, Gerald Peters Gallery
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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Nude with Blue Hair, Roy Lichtenstein, and Trois Personnages Nus Asis, Pablo Picasso,  Leslie Smith Gallery, Amsterdam
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Audrey, Gavin Rain, Leslie Smith Gallery, Amsterdam
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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Light Ballet, Otto Piene, Moeller Fine Art, NY
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Double Concentric Squares, Otto Piene and Simon Capstick, Dale Fine Art, NY
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