One of the satellite fairs we make a point to catch during Armory Week is Scope. Hosting a variety of genres, the event featured a diverse mix of street art, low brow and emerging contemporary art working together as gallerists brought work from artists which you may be familiar with here on AM. One surprise caught at the fair was the appearance of a freight truck door allegedly tagged by Banksy during his high profile artist residency in New York City. It was interesting to catch the trend of satellite fairs (here & here) allowing galleries to display and attempt to sell unauthenticated work. (Banksy’s official verification entity Pest Control has held it’s stance that street works will NEVER be authenticated as they are designed to remain part of the streets.)
Check out a detailed look at this interesting fair below.