“Artists should never be at an art fair,” Chuck Close told ARTINFO on the afternoon of the VIP preview for the 14th annual Armory Show. “It’s like taking the cow on a guided tour of the slaughterhouse. You know this sort of thing goes on, but you don’t want to see it.” Yesterday, however, this particular slaughterhouse seemed to be one that many people — artists included — wanted to see. Terence Koh, Marilyn Minter, and Jayson Musson (better known as his alter ego Hennessy Youngman) were among those wandering the aisles, while collectors included Mera and Don Rubell, Anita Zabludowicz, and David Mugrabi. Museum directors were in full force too — Studio Museum director Thelma Golden was spotted deep in conversation with official Armory artist Theaster Gates, while Whitney director Adam Weinberg stepped in and out of booths well into the evening.
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