A Year in Instagram

Mark Rosen
Dec 2, 2014 11:20PM

From the first glimpse of Kara Walker’s candy sphinx at the Domino Sugar Factory to the endless barrage of selfies snapped in Koons’ gleaming balloons at the Whitney, this year’s top events all made their debut on a single platform: Instagram. Reported live from art world hotspots à la handheld phone, the following images—culled from collectors, curators, artists, and art lovers—offer a picture of 2014 in the ubiquitous square frame that we’ve come to love.

Mike Kelley, MoMA PS1, October 13, 2013 – February 2, 2014

Images: @vanessa.knight | @koko_ehn | @jonathanliang

The Armory Show, New York, March 6 - 9, 2014

Images: @frankeegoes | @yozi21 | @armandogdeo

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, March 7 – May 25, 2014

Images: @jmechtler | @mattvanleeuwen | @snowlo

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, Tate, April 17 – September 7, 2014

Images: @simondepury | @vintagebooksdesign | @ahhhhhannah

Met Gala, Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 5, 2014

Images: @zac_posen | @faerie_style | @derekblasberg

Frieze Art Fair, New York, May 9 – 11, 2014

Images: @paridust | @kjwww | @vajiajia

Kara Walker: A Subtlety, Creative Time, May 10 – July 6, 2014

Images: @engers | @thenickcaruso | @furorbrevis

Jeff Koons, A Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, June 27 – October 19, 2014

Split-Rocker, Public Art Fund / Gagosian Gallery / Tishman Speyer, June 25 – September 18, 2014

Images: @lagracieuse | @jissuxoxo | @palmtreerd

MoMA PS1: Rockaway!, MoMA PS1, June 29 – September 1, 2014

Images: @brooklynarchitect | @klausbiesenbach | @norrizzo

@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, FOR-SITE Foundation, September 27, 2014 – April 26, 2015

Images: @kleightgram | @melanieabrantesdesigns | @personaluniform

Frieze Art Fair, London, October 15 – 18, 2014

Images: @yhagomaia | @artsy | @josephowen

Art Basel in Miami Beach Week, December 3 – 7, 2014

Images: @shaynabatya | @landonnordeman | @danielarsham

Explore the rest of our 2014 highlights and find out what to look out for in 2015. 
Mark Rosen
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