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The Best Bet
The Armory Show is usually about making careers. But this year, New York’s largest contemporary-art fair has decided to pay homage to one—at least with its ad campaign. John Wesley, who has been chosen to create the show’s imagery, is a 78-year-old artist’s artist who dates back to the early sixties, when he achieved fame with the Pop movement. Championed by Donald Judd, Wesley showed consistently throughout the seventies, before going into hiding in the eighties. In the past decade, he’s reemerged as an influence on modern names like Lisa Yuskavage and Inka Essenhigh. Two of the 22 drawings created by Wesley for the Armory Show are for sale in editions of 45; Red Lips is shown above. ($1,200 to $1,500; 212-645-6440. The Armory Show runs March 10 through 13 on Piers 90 and 92.)


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