Dorothy Krakovsky was a single mother and a U.S. Navy reservist during World War II. Now, after 50 years as a frustrated artist, some of her recent work is on display at the Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg helped kick off the activities Wednesday. A gala was held at the granddaddy of all art fairs, The Armory Show at Piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River.
Art fairs are the best way to see works from the most up-and-coming artists, and even though you might not have the cash to pay for a work on display, a ticket to the event gets you in to see it all.
It’s expected to draw 60,000 visitors, produce $40 million in economic activity, and it has already produced a poignant story from the mayor.