Photos: Armory-palooza, NYC.

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This is what it’s like to attend the Armory Show, an art bazaar on an industrial scale. Shown here: Irreversible depth of progress by Jin Meyerson at Emmanuel Perrotin. (All photos by C-M.)

Yesterday I donned my blackest finery and my smartest European eyewear and joined the Hans and Franzes for Armory-palooza 2008. As always, there was plenty of air kissing, champagne, high-heeled boots and, of course, the pervasive smell of money.

Click on images to make ‘em big. Money shots after the jump.

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A moment of zen: Thomas Knobloche’s Baracke.

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The obligatory John Waters piece: Study Art (For Fun or Fame), 2007, at Mary Heilmann. I read in New York Magazine this week that Waters recently smoked crack by accident. This happened to a friend of mine once, who told me that after realizing what he’d done, he went home and cleaned his apartment. All night long.

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The Little Prince, by Os Gemeos. My favorite book as a kid.

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I heart art world hairdos: What woulda been really awesome is if Don King had walked through the door right at that moment.

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Master of Reality by Ryan McGinness. See a detail.

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Mellow yellow: Sculpture with video by Tony Oursler.

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Just a whisper away, 2008, by Mickalene Thomas.

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The Armory VIP Lounge: No C-Monsters allowed.

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Take all the time you need, five paintings by Glen Rubsamen.

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Detail of a sculpture by Jacob Dahlgren called Sydney, which was made with stacked disposable coffee cups. See the full piece here.

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Painting of a chancla, by Los Carpinteros.

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Michael Vasquez at the Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

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“And if you don’t do what I say, I will smite you with my sword. Provided I can pick it up”. Sculpture by Kris Martin.

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What do you need after a day at the Armory? A shot of Don Q. By Enoc Perez.

See many more pix on my Flickr.

Get full Armory Show reports from: ArtInfo (more here), ArtCal, Art Fag City (in one and two parts), Bloomberg, CultureGrrl (who refers to it as the Buy-ennial) and the Art Newspaper.

Posted by C-Monster.

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