PHOTOFAIRS New York, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Art on Paper, Independent 20th Century + more ~ It’s Armory Art Week





© Arielle Bobb-Willis, Series New Orleans, 2021, courtesy of Les filles du calvaire, Paris

Running alongside The Armory Show within Javits Center, (separate entrance), PHOTOFAIRS New York will roll out its inaugural, annual exhibition. In addition, the annual SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Independent 20th Century, Art on Paper and others open their doors to Armory Art Week all around Town.

© Rhiannon Adam, Searching for Mecca, 2023, courtesy of Elijah Wheat

This new, contemporary art fair , PHOTOFAIRS New York, is dedicated to photo-based works, digital art and new media. The fair’s debut edition welcomes a highly curated selection of exhibitors from around the world, from renowned photography dealers to interdisciplinary contemporary art galleries, to organizations at the forefront of emerging technologies.

© Thandiwe Muiu, A Love Letter To Myself, 2023, courtesy of 193 Gallery

Organizations presenting special projects include Fotografiska, Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, Gagosian Quarterly, and Jamaica Art Society, among others. A full list of exhibitors and participating organizations can be found Here. PHOTOFAIRS New York will run concurrently with The Armory Show, from September 8-10, with a VIP showing on September 7th.

Tickets Here


Spring/BREAK Art Show returns for its 12th edition in NYC with this year’s Theme – Wild Card.

A Collectors First Look Preview will take place on September 6th from 11am to 5pm

Opening Night for Spring/Break NYC is September 6th from 5-8pm

Spring/Break Show Days will take place from September 7-11 from 11am to 7pm.

#7 Michael Wolf, The Roots that Clutch, 2022, Poplar wood, tree bark, baltic birch ply, oil paint, 24k gold leaf, 36″ x 40″ x 3″ for Spring/Break Art Show. Image courtesy the artist and Connie Lee, President, Art Lives Here, Inc.

Spring/Break Art Show NYC is located 625 Madison Avenue, between 58th and 59th Streets, NYC.

Above images courtesy of the artist, Michael Wolf at the 2023 SPRING/BREAK Art Show Booth #1044, and Connie Lee, President, Art Lives Here, Inc.


Independent 20th Century 2023, Dindga McCannon, Wedding Party #1, 1999. Paint, fabric, vintage jewelry, and ephemera, 50 x 39 1/2″. Fridman Gallery, Booth F1, The Battery Maritime Building. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery.

Independent 20th Century, September 7-10.

The fair is located in the historical Battery Maritime Building, which was built in 1908.  This year, the fair features diverse presentations of approximately 50 artists that encompass American debuts, new aspects of well-known artists, women artists throughout the 20th century, Caribbean and South American voices, self-taught artists, Black art communities, international Pop, Italian avant-garde, and more. In addition, Independent will welcome the non-profit Hauser & Wirth Institute, a private foundation dedicated to increasing access to artists’ archives. For their Independent debut, Hauser & Wirth Institute will present selections from two artists’ archives it has recently supported: Zahoor ul Akhlaq (1941-1999) and Mary Dill Henry (1913-2009).


Francoise Guillo, Storm’ 28 x 36. Vietnamese Joss Paper, Acrylic Paint. Image courtesy Fremin Gallery for Art on Paper, visit Booth C21.

Art on Paper, September 7-10. Pier 36 Downtown at 299 South Street, NYC

Art on Paper, New York City’s celebrated, medium-driven fair, returns to downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 during September 2023’s Armory Art Week with 100 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. The fair’s ninth edition will showcase unique and powerful projects curated by Artistic Director Nato Thompson, with a focus on can’t-miss performances highlighting the creative potential of paper.


Crossing the Line Festival, September 8-13 at FIAF Gallery, 22 East 60th Street, 1st Floor, NYC

FIAF presents an exciting 16th edition of Crossing The Line Festival, its annual celebration of dynamic artists and fresh perspectives from around the French-speaking world.


Superfine Art Fair NYC, September 14-17, Iron23, 29 West 23rd Street in the historic Flatiron District, NYC.

Created in 2015 as a direct answer to the problem of stuffy art fairs and galleries, Superfine Art Fair has been showing artists from around the world how to sell their art at our fairs in New York City, Washington DC, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. This is the 6th edition of Superfine Art Fair in NYC.


Affordable Art Fair New York, September 20-24, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC

Affordable Art Fair NYC returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion this September 20 – 24, 2023. The fair showcases original contemporary artworks ranging in price between $100 to $10,000.


The Old Print Shop, Martin Lewis, ‘Shadow Dance’, 1930, 9 1/2 x 10 7/8″, Drypoint, Edition Size 100, recorded impressions 109. Signed in pencil. A rejected title “Shadow Dance, Sunset” helps define the location and time of day. The location is Park Avenue and Thirty-Fourth Street looking west at sunset.

IFPDA Print Fair, October 26-29, The River Pavilion, Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue, NYC

This fall, the International Fine Print Dealers Association returns to the Javits Center in New York for the 30th edition of the preeminent fair for prints and printmaking. The IFPDA Print Fair is the largest international art fair dedicated to prints and printmaking, spanning periods and styles from old masters to contemporary, making it a must-see destination for collectors and curators.


The Art Show (ADAA), November 1-5, 2023, Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, NYC

The Art Show offers intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated presentations of the highest quality-fostering active conversations with gallerists, new relationships, and close looking at works by artists from a variety of genres, practices, and national and international origins. Organized annually by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA). It has a history of programming that ranges from artist performances to dynamic keynote presentations, The Art Show provides its audience with a wide scope of cultural experiences, meaningful interactions, and illuminating exposure to phenomenal works of art.

While you’re in New York, take a look at what else is on tap ~ GothamToGo September Art Roundup, from September 1-30.

Take a look-back at The Armory Show and Armory Art Week 2022.