Quick Study

Reading links: NYC art fair cheat sheet, last chance for Rochelle Feinstein’s show at the Bronx Museum, Mira Schor’s lifetime achievement award, Allen Ruppersberg at the Hammer, new privately-owned and operated museum-quality art spaces, and the Rothko Chapel renovations. —— It’s the first week in March and art fairs are in town. Thanks to artnet for putting … read more… “Quick Study”

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Facing reality: The Seattle Art Fair

Contributed by Erin Langner / In the center of the 2018 Seattle Art Fair,  Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar’s white neon script, hovering in Galerie Lelong’s booth, reads “Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness.” Jaar has appropriated these words, penned by poet W.H. Auden, many times before. But, as the fourth year of Seattle’s international fair opened on August 2, … read more… “Facing reality: The Seattle Art Fair”


The 2018 New York Art Fair Facts

The art fairs have already started! This year ADAA runs from February 27th through March 4th, and then the rest of the fairs run from March 8th through March 11th.  SPRING BREAK Art Shows open an extra day through the 12th so that all the other galleries can stop by after they break down their booths. Here are addresses … read more… “The 2018 New York Art Fair Facts”

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Anxiety and the art fairs, NADA edition

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Thanks to the ongoing disaster known as the Trump administration, anxiety was in the air at the art fairs this year. Unconstitutional  deportation, hate crime, heedless military intervention, political corruption, the impending loss of affordable healthcare for 24 million people, and the failure of GOP will to seriously investigate palpable indications of the Trump team’s treasonous collusion … read more… “Anxiety and the art fairs, NADA edition”

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Art fairs: Satellite and NADA, 2016

Contributed by Sharon Louden / On Friday, I spent almost three hours at the Satellite Art Fair and returned for another half hour on Saturday. It was like having about 20 studio visits; all of the conversations were substantive. At Satellite, there was a wide range of work on display, but what was most refreshing about the experience was … read more… “Art fairs: Satellite and NADA, 2016”

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Miami: A different place than last year

Contributed by Sharon Louden / Thank you, Sharon Butler, for giving me the opportunity to be a guest contributor from the art fairs in Miami Beach this week. I started with Pulse, Untitled and Art Basel Miami Beach. Like many in the art community, given the current political climate and all that’s happening in the world, my … read more… “Miami: A different place than last year”


Justine Frischmann at VOLTA (and everything else)

Justine Frischmann, whose elegant new paintings on aluminum can be found in a solo exhibition at George Lawson’s area, was spotted with her Two Coats of Paint tote bag at VOLTA this week. According to the VOLTA press release I received this morning, the fair is a huge success–meaning that collectors are attending, and plenty … read more… “Justine Frischmann at VOLTA (and everything else)”

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Part 2: For Art Handlers in Miami, the endgame is de-installation

Contributed by Max Liebermann* / The art handler’s endgame is de-installation, and getting there is something of a slog and rather far, in karmic terms, from the glamour often associated with Art Basel. Even some blue-chip galleries pay only $350 a day for set-up and $200 a day for take-down. The day rate may appear … read more… “Part 2: For Art Handlers in Miami, the endgame is de-installation”

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