The fairs! The fairs!

Richard Tuttle, Gold, 2001, suite of five colored etchings with aquatint, spitbite, softground, screenprinting, chine collé and gold and platinum leaf collé printed on Somerset textured Soft White 250 gsm paper 4 ¾ by 14 ¾ inches. At C.G. Boerner, Booth B4 at Art on Paper.

In March, the art fairs come to New York, and I’ve put together a brief list, with descriptions and helpful links to the individual fairs. Note that many have lectures and panel discussions, so make sure to check out their websites before planning your weekend.

Salon Zürcher | New York / 33 Bleecker St / Feb 27 – Mar 5, 2017
Zürcher has invited six galleries from different parts of the world to set up in their spacious Bleecker Street Gallery.
The ADAA Art Show / 643 Park Ave, Park Avenue Armory / Mar 1 – 5, 2017
72 galleries present intimately-scaled paintings and sculptures in thoughtfully curated exhibition booths. “A rich selection of works from the 19th century through today, by artists of a variety of genres, practices, and national and international origin.”
SPRING/BREAK Art Show / 4 Times Square, entrance on 43rd Street/ Mar 1 – 6, 2017
Spring/Break is the most inventive, least commercial fair, featuring curated shows of under-recognized and emerging artists. Note that this year the fair has moved from Moynahan Station to the old Conde Nast Building.
VOLTA New York / 12th Avenue at West 50th Street, Pier 90 / Mar 1 – 5, 2017 / Volta is an intimate fair known for excellent solo presentations from smaller galleries.
The Armory Show / 12th Avenue at 55th Street, Piers 92 and 94 / Mar 2 – 5, 2017+12126456440 /  The flagship fair, The Armory is where blue chip galleries from around the world set up shop. I’m looking forward to seeing if the paintings reflect the global upheaval , or whether it’s business as usual.
Art on Paper /Pier 36, South Street / Mar 2 – 5, 2017
Obviously this fair comprises work on paper. Look for amazing prints and drawings by established artists.
Clio Art Fair / 508 W 26th St / Mar 2 – 5, 2017
CLIO calls itself the anti-fair for emerging artists. “By specifically targeting artists without any exclusive NYC gallery representation, CLIO ART FAIR focuses attention on the kinds of contemporary art and interventions that are being created by independent artists the world over.” Click here for a list of participating artists.
Independent New York / 50 Varick Street, Spring Studios / Mar 2 – 5, 2017
Known as the most experimental of the fairs, the INDEPENDENT often features installations and inventively installed video work. This year, however, many of my favorite galleries are on the roster, so maybe there will be more painting than usual.
NADA New York / 572 Washington St, Skylight Clarkson North / Mar 2 – 5, 2017
NADA likes to invite smaller, less established galleries that are recognized as thought-leaders in their own neighborhoods. Look for artist-run spaces and other interesting curatorial projects. NOTE: Theodore:Art will be there!
SCOPE New York / 125 W 18th St, Metropolitan Pavilion / Mar 2 – 5, 2017
This sounds like Trump writes their PR: “SCOPE Art Show is the largest and most global emerging art fair in the world.”

You can follow fair coverage on the Two Coats Instagram, or wait for posts next week. See you out there.

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