Our new series, "Seen and Heard," introduces great quotes from the past week's art exhibits. From hilariously ignorant to downright eloquent, we're on the lookout for the best gallery-goer commentary we can find. (Hint: Submissions are welcome!)
The Armory Show invaded New York this past week, bringing hordes of wealthy collectors, eager gallerists and curious bystanders to the shores of the Hudson River.
Mayor Bloomberg noted in a statement, “Every year, this week is one of the most exciting, and most important, on the cultural calendar." The five-day event brought 60,000+ visitors to the west side of Manhattan and was an eavesdropper's playground. A happy balance of conversation-starting masterpieces and guffaw-worthy art fiascos prompted admirers across the gallery spaces to give their two cents on... just about everything. From the state of the art world to the current affairs of their personal lives, everyone's a chatter at the Armory Show, and we were there to catch the funniest quotes.
Scroll through the slideshow below for what was in the air at the great art fair. Let us know your best "Seen and Heard" quotes in the comments. For more Armory coverage check out our articles here and here.