Check The Untitled Magazine’s gallery of the 2016 SCOPE Art Fair (96 images).
The 16th New York edition of SCOPE Art Fair has come to a close. Coinciding with The Armory Show and located a block away on West 46th street, SCOPE ran from March 3rd to the 6th and presented visitors with the holdings of 48 international galleries. Highlights of the fair included the Breeder Program, which highlights young exhibitors, and the Bombay Sapphire Aristan Series, which focuses on emerging multicultural artists. This year’s winner was painter, Aron Belka.
Kehinde Wiley was everywhere last week. His work generated several large sales at The Armory Show and editions of his work were also featured at SCOPE during their presentation of RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Print Portfolio. The display also featured work by Derrick Adams and Shinique Smith. Other renowned artists showing with various galleries at SCOPE were Tracey Emin, and Yayoi Kusama. Emerging artists lent playful vibes to the fair; colorful resin sculptures by Sam Tufnell were a crowd pleaser as well as celebrity portraits by the Producer BDB and Flore.
After making it through a bustling Armory Arts Week, select SCOPE attendees got the chance to let off some steam at the official closing party. Presented by BMI at Marquee, guests were treated to a performance by art rapper, Zebra Katz, and tunes by Jasmine Solano.