Friday 19th December 2014

The Independent Art Fair

Spring weather and a plethora of art fairs hit New York last week, resulting in even more running around this city than is usually done in order to take it all in. The most established of the fairs – The Armory Fair – proved a disappointment for many but there was light at the end of the tunnel in the form of The Independent Art Fair. Tucked in a small building at the bottom of 22nd Street in the midst of Chelsea, the calm atmosphere of The Independent proved the perfect antidote to the large tents in which most of the other art fairs found themselves. With galleries such as Bortolami, Gavin Brown Enterprise and Sprüth Magers taking part, the fair showcased some of the best that contemporary art has to offer at the moment, a refreshing alternative to the more staid atmosphere of the more established galleries. Combined with a rooftop serving great coffee and a view of the Hudson, The Independent is the one to watch when the art world circus starts again next year!

About Philomena : London born German Philomena Schurer Merckoll has finally settled in New York after trying out various cities including Paris, Dublin and Berlin. She is currently living and eating well in Manhattan whilst studying for an MA in Contemporary Art. She will be contributing on everything from current New York events,  insider tips of the city as well other locations around the world. Welcome to Neon Cactus Philomena!

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