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Calendar. 04.23.14.

Big Trouble in Lil Haiti by Michael Vasquez (Courtesy of the artist.)
Big Trouble in Lil Haiti, 2013, by Michael Vasquez. The artist will have work on view at New Image Art in Los Angeles this weekend, part of the group show This Crazy Life, also featuring Patrick Martinez and Gregory Bojorquez. Opens Saturday 7pm, in West Hollywood. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

Calendar. 11.10.09.

The Lay of the Land, 2009, by Michael Vasquez. (Image courtesy of Fredric Snitzer.)

  • In Miami: Michael Vasquez at Fred Snitzer, opens Nov. 14.
  • In Miami: Raymond Pettibon, Repeater Pencil, and Silvy Flury, Girls Just Wanna…, at World Class Boxing, opens Nov. 14.
  • In Durham, N.C.: Andy Warhol: Polaroids at the Nasher Museum at Duke Unversity, opens Thursday.
  • In NYC: A Hounding Obession, with Darkcloud, Gore-B, Armer and Deeker, at Factory Fresh, opens Nov. 13.
  • In NYC: Alias: Man Ray at the Jewish Museum, opens Nov. 15.
  • In NYC: The Map As Art at Christopher Henry, through Jan. 10.
  • In Boston: Strange Loops at Boston Center of the Arts, with Fred Muram, Karen Schiff, John Schultz and many others, through Jan. 3. (There will be gallery talks on Dec. 9 and 16 at 6:00 p.m.).
  • In Chicago: Zoe Strauss lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the exhibition, On the Scene, on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.
  • In Chicago: Learning Modern at the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, through Jan. 26.
  • In Seattle: Ken Kelly, Painting, at Howard House, through Nov. 28.
  • In Seattle: SuttonBeresCuller at Lawrimore Projeect, through Dec. 19.
  • In Portland, Ore.: Jesse Sugarmann, Street Hassle, at Ditch Projects, through Nov. 28.
  • In San Francisco: Tom Rusotti and the Institute of Aesthletics at The Lab, through Nov. 21.
  • In San Pedro, Calif.: Betsy Lohrer Hall and Yong Sin, Plain and Simple, at Angels Gate, through Jan. 3.
  • In London: The Thousands at Village Underground, opens Nov. 18.

You’ve got until midnight on Nov. 14 to submit art for Framing AIDS in Queens.

Armory-palooza: Photos from the main event.

Free Twinkies at Pace Wildenstein. No Little Debbies in sight. (Photos by C-M, unless otherwise stated.)

That giant art supermarket on the piers, known as the Armory Show, is open for business! And no matter how snobbarrific this event can be, it also, at times, takes on the lowbrow sheen of a tattoo convention. Take, for example, the cereal portrait of Barack Obama at Philadelphia’s Cerealart. Or the free Twinkies (above) being dispensed by the über-galleristas at Pace Wildenstein. Or the Kenny Scharf golf cart driven by a guy in a space suit that dispenses free donuts. (I gnoshed on a French cruller.) It’s as if everyone was catering to the little stoner that lives inside each and every one of us. 

There was incredible stuff, too: The Michael Vazquez canvases at Fred Snitzer, the Don Bachardy drawings at Cheim & Reid. And, of course, those seriously gnarly bottle-cap sculptures by El Anatsui. Sublime!

If you haven’t had quite enough Armory, here’s me blabbing about it on WNYC.

The show runs through 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Click on images to supersize. More after the jump.

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