SCOPE Art Show: Top 5 to See
I've been a fan of SCOPE for many years, an international art fair that features many street art galleries and pop artists.
This is the 18th edition of SCOPE, the first fair to run concurrently with the famous Armory Show. SCOPE New York's spirit of innovation has consistently forged the way for emerging artists and galleries. Known for presenting groundbreaking contemporary work, SCOPE New York will welcome 60 international exhibitors at its centrally-located venue.
Here are 5 booths I loved this year:
1: WALLWORKS GALLERY The Bronx, NYC l Booth 041
This is WALLWORKS' first showing at SCOPE, with many pieces created especially for the show. A vibrant booth with a range of styles, this was definitely a favorite.
A project of legendary Graffiti pioneer CRASH and entrepreneur Robert Kantor, WallWorks gallery is dedicated to showcasing new and exciting art from both emerging and established artists, mixing "downtown" sensibility with "uptown" style.
MIST abstract work, new BIO sculptures, luminous MadC paintings and an 'I Sold your work' selfie from John CRASH Matos.
2: MIRUS GALLERY San Francisco, CA l Booth 001
You can't miss this wild, colorful booth, as is the first gallery you'll see as you walk in to the show.
With street art and graffiti connections for over 25 years, this California gallery has a roster of high-profile street and graffiti artists including Nychos (above) Hueman, Okuda and Felipe Pantone.
Works from AEC Interesni Kazki, Okuda and Cain Caser.
Stay tuned for a Denver, CO location opening next month with an inaugural Hueman solo show.
3: FF-1051 ART GALLERY Fairfax, Los Angeles l Booth 027
Vibrant, large-scale works with a Basquiat influence made this an impactful, immersive booth to visit.
Artists include legendary NYC Subway artist Al Diaz and the newly added Harif Guzman, aka Haculla, whose street art you can currently see on Stanton Street, and Kenmare and Mott Streets.
Works by Al Diaz, who worked alongside SAMO, and Haculla.
Flashing LED Haculla skull (pretty awesome!) with Danny Minnick works in the background.
4: TAGLIATELLA Chelsea, NYC l Booth 093
Always a fun booth to visit, with 3D pop art, paintings on found objects and LOTS of Mr. Brainwash pieces.
Exhibiting paintings, sculptures and works on paper by contemporary and modern masters with a focus on Pop and Street art.
These Mr. Brainwash works on framed glass panels were stunning in person.
'Life is Beautiful' mini sculptures (buy them all, or just one) a sparkling Mickey, stencil on wood and NYC Campbell's cans.
High profile artists represented by the gallery include Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jim Dine, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Swoon and Andy Warhol, among others.
5: GALERIE MATTHEW NAMOUR Montreal, CA l Booth 031
There's show-stopping variety in this booth with some big stars - Shepherd Fairey, Faile and Ron English, among others.
The gallery specializes in finding the best and most cutting edge street art in the world. This piece from Ron English's Guernica series, above, is a great example of this with some crazy details.
Speedy Graphito, Shephard Fairey (OBEY) and Ron English Canvases.
As you can see there's lots of fresh and inspiring work on display this year. Go enjoy the show!
SCOPE Art Show Details:
PUBLIC SHOW HOURS:
Fri | Mar 9 | 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Sat | Mar 10 | 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Sun | Mar 11 | 11:00AM - 7:00PM
LOCATION | Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011