Devan Shimoyama: At New York’s Armory Show, Dealers Sell Works Worth Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

Maximilíano Durón, ArtNews, September 9, 2022


Since its opening on Thursday, the 2022 edition of the Armory Show has seen a good number of sales. Though the sums here are more modest than those of other international fairs, a lot did sell at various price points, showing that the fair is still attracting collectors who are eager to acquire work by closely watched artists as well as by emerging ones whom they are likely still learning about.


With nearly 250 exhibitors across some 250,000 square feet at the Javits Center, just north of Hudson Yards in Manhattan, there is a lot of art to see at the fair, which runs until Sunday. Below a look at highlights from the dozens of sales that occurred.




For its booth, Kavi Gupta has on view a work, titled Winning Love By Daylight (2022), by artist Devan Shimoyama, which features a Black person who has wings and is surrounded by several pairs of eyes. (The work was recently on view in a solo show at Gupta earlier this year.) The gallery also placed pieces by Tomokazu Matsuyama and Beverly Fishman; each of those sold for a price in the range of $80,000 to $100,000.

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