9 Showstopping Pieces of Art from The Armory Show

Our design editor shares his picks.

September 15, 2021

Last week, hundreds of international artists gathered to exhibit their work at The Armory Show in New York, which was held for the first time at its new home in the Javits Center. Filled to the brim with endless inspiration, it was a feast for the eyes. So what were some of this year’s standouts? We caught up with FREDERIC design editor Hudson Moore to find out.

Riverwood 3 by Hayley Barker

I mean—have you ever seen something so beautiful? I was so easily transported into this dreamy landscape.

Presented by SHRINE, shrine.nyc.

White Bucket Hat by Amoako Boafo

This portrait says, ‘You’ll never be as cool as me’—in the best way.

Presented by Roberts Projects, robertsprojectsla.com

Candle Arrangement by Anthony Cudahy

At first, I was struck by the colors of this painting. And then, I think it begged the question: How many people does it take to light a candle?

Presented by HALES, halesgallery.com

Hey You by Susumu Kamijo

The title of this painting says it all. It stops you in your tracks and demands attention.

Presented by Jack Hanley Gallery, jackhanley.com

Woman Sunbathing by Clara Rojas

I’d describe this painting as Hieronymus Bosch meets Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. A vision!

Presented by SOCO Gallery, socogallery.com

3 Part Variation by Joanna Pousette-Dart

With a name like Pousette-Dart, how could you not make chic-as-hell art?

Presented by Locks Gallery, locksgallery.com

I am half of the universe by Jordan Nassar

I am obsessed with Jordan’s hand-embroidered work. Obsessed. Anything he creates is magic.

Presented by James Cohan, jamescohan.com

Soft Joy 2 by Heidi Han

I’m convinced this is a self-portrait of Heidi sitting in an office chair. I have the same posture!

Presented by Kohn Gallery, kohngallery.com

Schein Blossom (Kansai Hanami) by Jonny Niesche

Intoxicating and sexy, this mega-scale piece put me in a trance.

Presented by The Hole, theholenyc.com