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The Armory Show’s “Focus” Section Nabs Gagosian Gallery for USA-Themed Presentation

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The Armory Show has released the lineup for its 2013 “Focus” section, and it includes a big fish: Gagosian Gallery. The international megabusiness will participate in the Armory Show for the first time with a booth devoted to Andy Warhol. It will be a fitting anchor for the section, which focuses on the United States in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armory Show’s namesake exhibition.

The rest of the participants, all selected by Andy Warhol Museum director Eric Shiner, are slightly lesser-known. They include New York’s Magnan Metz Gallery, which will present a solo booth by Duke Riley featuring a new work developed in response to Hurricane Sandy, and Gavlak Gallery of Palm Beach, which is mounting a dual presentation of Andrew Brischler and Simone Leigh. Other highlights include San Francisco’s Anthony Meier Fine Arts, another first-time Armory Show participant, which will present new work by Tavares Strachan, a Bahamas-born artist representing his home country at this year’s Venice Biennale.

“The Armory Focus section will approach the very broad topic of ‘America’ through the eyes of over 20 artists who make it the subject of their work. They do so directly or discreetly, humorously or with a bone to pick,” Shiner said in a statement. “One hundred years after the avant-garde made its American debut at the 1913 Armory, today we must ask what, if anything, is new, shocking, or revolutionary.”

Check out the full list of participating artists and galleries below. The fair runs from March 7 to 10 at Pier 92 and Pier 94 in New York.

Churner and Churner, New York: Elise Adibi

CONNERSMITH, Washington D.C.: Lincoln Schatz

DODGEgallery, New York: Dave Cole

Gagosian Gallery, New York: Andy Warhol

Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach: Andrew Brischler and Simone Leigh

The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York: Assume Vivid Astro Focus

Higher Pictures, New York / On Stellar Rays, New York: Rochelle Feinstein and Artie Vierkant

Invisible-Exports, New York: Paul Gabrielli and Cary Leibowitz

Magnan Metz, New York: Duke Riley

Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco: Tavares Strachan

Aisho Miura, Tokyo: Shuhei Yamada

moniquemeloche, Chicago: Type A, Kendell Carter, and Joel Ross

Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco: Chitra Ganesh and Dorothea Tanning

Samson Projects, Boston: Todd Pavlisko

Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco: Desiree Holman

Various Small Fires, Los Angeles: Liz Magic Laser

Julia Halperin

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