$15 MILLION IN ARMORY WEEK AUCTIONS The collectors and art dealers flooded into New York for an exhausting round of art fairs, events and parties during what we’ve been calling Armory Show Week, Apr. 27-30, 2008. With all the hullabaloo, would art buyers have the time or energy for additional contemporary art auctions as well? "I’m not sure who had the idea to put auctions right between the Armory Show and tax time," emailed one contemporary dealer. "Not smart."