The Park Avenue Armory has long been a New York powerhouse. The 1881 behemoth was built for the Seventh Regiment of the National Guard with money donated by the city’s resident elite. Today the armory is a bastion of creative strength: as a venue for art and performances; subject of an ongoing restoration led by Herzog & de Meuron; and, later this spring, Rafael Viñoly’s laboratory.
On April 30 Artvest Partners will launch Spring Masters New York, a fair for art produced between antiquity and the 20th century, which corresponds with Christie’s and Sotheby’s signature Impressionism and modern art auctions. Installed inside the Park Avenue Armory’s 55,000-square-foot drill hall, Spring Masters also introduces an exhibition scheme by Viñoly that challenges fairs’ status-quo rectangular grids.