ArtFair

Tuesday Under Ten: Becky Kolsrud

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: I saw these quirky portraits by Becky Kolsrud in the young gallery section of the Armory Show last week (exhibited by the Tif Sigfrids Gallery of Athens, Georgia), and they’ve really stuck with me. Watery and a little mysterious, I keep circling back to them, and I love how installed as a group, they invite comparison.

Becky Kolsrud

Becky Kolsrud

Becky Kolsrud

Becky Kolsrud

Becky Kolsrud

Becky Kolsrud

Tuesday Under Ten: Alice Tippit

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: The first week of December, the New York art world heads south to Miami to enjoy warm weather (though I feel like it’s often pouring), South Beach festivities (and horrendous traffic on Collins Avenue), and a flurry of art fairs and events (can you tell I’m over it?). Although the prices at the main fair — Art Basel Miami Beach — tend toward blue chip, there are a heaping handful of satellite fairs with plenty of material at lower price points. Even some under $10,000, including this cutie by Alice Tippit that Nicelle Beauchene will be exhibiting at NADA.

Alice Tippit, Post, 2018

Alice Tippit, Post, 2018

Tuesday Under Ten: Adam Silverman

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I'm looking forward to this crazy week of art fairs in New York, and I've been busily browsing images for pieces I want to see in person for my clients. Tomorrow I start at the Armory Show Preview. Unlike some of the so-called satellite fairs, the Armory Show is "blue chip," and there isn't much for under $10,000, but I love this affordable table-top sculpture by Adam Silverman that will be exhibited by Philip Martin Gallery. Stay tuned for more images from all of the fairs! 

Adam Silverman, Untitled, 2018

Adam Silverman, Untitled, 2018

Outsider Art Fair

I love visiting the The Outsider Art Fair every year. Outsider Art usually refers to work by self-taught or vernacular artists. It's a great fair to pick up quirky pieces with wonderful background stories. Here are some favorites from this year's fair! 

Brazilian Exvoto sculptures, Exhibited by Mariposa Unusual Arts

Brazilian Exvoto sculptures, Exhibited by Mariposa Unusual Arts

Martin Ramirez, Exhibited by Ricco/Maresca Gallery

Martin Ramirez, Exhibited by Ricco/Maresca Gallery

Exhibited by Galerie Pol Lemetais

Exhibited by Galerie Pol Lemetais

Exhibited by Peg Alston Fine Arts 

Exhibited by Peg Alston Fine Arts 

Exhibited by Esperanza Projects 

Exhibited by Esperanza Projects 

Exhibited by American Primitive 

Exhibited by American Primitive 

Exhibited by Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery 

Exhibited by Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery 

Tuesday Under Ten: Nora​ ​Griffin

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I unfortunately cannot make it to Miami for the art fairs that surround Art Basel Miami this week, but I'm following closely from home! At the NADA Fair (New Art Dealers Alliance), there's tons of great under $10,000 material including this beauty by Nora Griffin exhibited by Fierman Gallery. 

Nora Griffin, The Cafe Sphynx, 2017

Nora Griffin, The Cafe Sphynx, 2017

IFPDA Print Fair 2017

I attended the preview of the IFPDA Print Fair last night. The fair moved this year from its traditional location at the Park Avenue Armory to the Javitz Center. The Javitz Center is light, airy, and modern, where the Armory is elegant and historical, but everyone I spoke with seemed content with the new location. Here are a few of my favorites! 

Dana Schutz exhibited by Two Palms Press

Dana Schutz exhibited by Two Palms Press

Roy Lichtenstein exhibited by Mary Ryan Gallery

Roy Lichtenstein exhibited by Mary Ryan Gallery

David Hockney exhibited by The Redfern Gallery

David Hockney exhibited by The Redfern Gallery

Weekend Agenda: Venice Biennale

As the art season in New York winds down after this week, turn your eyes to Europe! If you, like me, aren't going to make it to Venice for the Biennale, how about a lazy Sunday looking at images online of all the amazing installations from 86 participating countries? The 57th Venice Biennale, which as the name suggests takes place every other year, opened on May 13 and will stay on view through November 26. Here are images of a few pieces that everyone is talking about! 

Lorenzo Quinn, Venice Biennale, 2017

Lorenzo Quinn, Venice Biennale, 2017

Ernesto Neto, Um Sagrado Lugar (A Sacred Place) at the Arsenale, Venice Biennale, 2017

Ernesto Neto, Um Sagrado Lugar (A Sacred Place) at the Arsenale, Venice Biennale, 2017

Anne Imhof, Faust, German Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2017

Anne Imhof, Faust, German Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2017

Musical stage by Xavier Veilhan, curated by Lionel Bovier and Christian Marclay, French Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2017

Musical stage by Xavier Veilhan, curated by Lionel Bovier and Christian Marclay, French Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2017

Damien Hirst, Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable, Venice Biennale, 2017

Damien Hirst, Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable, Venice Biennale, 2017

Weekend Agenda: SPRING/BREAK BKLYN IMMERSIVE

If you missed the Spring/Break Art Show in March, they have another... thing (I don't think it's quite an art fair) on view at Brooklyn's Citypoint daily (noon - 7pm) through Sunday. Large scale, site-specific and immersive installations by 12 artists are on view. Check it out! 

SPRING/BREAK BKLYN IMMERSIVE

SPRING/BREAK BKLYN IMMERSIVE

Weekend Agenda: Contemporary Art Fairs (Part II!)

It's so fun to take the ferry (from 35th or 90th Street) to visit the Frieze art fair on Randall's Island. I had a great time at the preview yesterday. Here are a few of my favorites! 

Liza Lou, ingxube (Mtwalume), 2015, Exhibited by Lehmann Maupin Gallery (with detail)

Liza Lou, ingxube (Mtwalume), 2015, Exhibited by Lehmann Maupin Gallery (with detail)

Sam Moyer, Untitled, 2017, Exhibited by Rodolphe Janssen Gallery

Sam Moyer, Untitled, 2017, Exhibited by Rodolphe Janssen Gallery

Dan McCarthy Vases, Exhibited by Anton Kern Gallery

Dan McCarthy Vases, Exhibited by Anton Kern Gallery

Wilhelm Sasnal, Kacper, 2016, Exhibited by Anton Kern Gallery

Wilhelm Sasnal, Kacper, 2016, Exhibited by Anton Kern Gallery

John Currin Salon Wall, Exhibited by Gagosian Gallery

John Currin Salon Wall, Exhibited by Gagosian Gallery

John Wesley, Untitled, 2011, Exhibited by Fredericks & Freiser Gallery

John Wesley, Untitled, 2011, Exhibited by Fredericks & Freiser Gallery

Weekend Agenda: Contemporary Art Fairs

It's the last major Contemporary art fair weekend of the season in New York, and there is so much to see. Yesterday, I hit the TEFAF preview at the Park Avenue Armory. TEFAF is an incredibly elegant fair from The Netherlands, having its second ever edition in New York. Snapshots of some favorites below! In just a bit, I'm headed to the Frieze preview on Randall's Island, and then tomorrow Art New York. My weekend is packed with client appointments, but the fairs are open into the evening, and if you're thinking of buying work for your home, this is a great time to start. Please send me an email to make a date! 

Sheila Hicks, Prayer Rug, 1972, Exhibited by Demisch Danant Gallery

Sheila Hicks, Prayer Rug, 1972, Exhibited by Demisch Danant Gallery

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1983/1987, Wienerroither & Kohlbacher Gallery

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1983/1987, Wienerroither & Kohlbacher Gallery

Ruth Asawa, Exhibited David Zwirner Gallery

Ruth Asawa, Exhibited David Zwirner Gallery

George Condo, The Pilot, 2012, Berggruen Gallery

George Condo, The Pilot, 2012, Berggruen Gallery

A Surrealist Banquet Installation, Exhibited by Di Donna Gallery

A Surrealist Banquet Installation, Exhibited by Di Donna Gallery

Galerie Gmurzynska Gallery Booth, Designed by Alexandre de Betak

Galerie Gmurzynska Gallery Booth, Designed by Alexandre de Betak

Cesar Domela, Composition neo-plastique no. 45, 1926, Exhibition by Dickinson Gallery

Cesar Domela, Composition neo-plastique no. 45, 1926, Exhibition by Dickinson Gallery

Live Oyster Shucker!

Live Oyster Shucker!

Weekend Agenda: The Photography Show

The AIPAD Photography Show is one of my favorite New York art fairs of the year. Although the exhibiting dealers are well vetted -- there are no tacky "art store" booths! -- there is a range of price points. Even cooler, you can see examples from the entire history of photography -- from daguerreotypes of civil war heroes to Bauhaus photograms to Contemporary work made days before the fair -- in one room. This year's edition has moved from the Park Avenue Armory to Pier 94, so it's bigger and better than ever! I spent all day yesterday at the preview. Below are just a few of the great pieces I saw. If you are thinking of purchasing photography for your home and would like to visit this fair with me this weekend, please get in touch! It's open through Sunday evening. 

Klea McKenna, Automatic Earth, 2016, Exhibited by Von Lintel Gallery

Klea McKenna, Automatic Earth, 2016, Exhibited by Von Lintel Gallery

Ellen Carey, Dings & Shadows, 2013, Exhibited by Jayne H. Baum Gallery

Ellen Carey, Dings & Shadows, 2013, Exhibited by Jayne H. Baum Gallery

Wendy Small, Before the Details, 2016, Exhibited by Morgan Lehman Gallery

Wendy Small, Before the Details, 2016, Exhibited by Morgan Lehman Gallery

Ulrich Schmitt, Flower Studies, 2000-6, Exhibited by Galerie f5,6

Ulrich Schmitt, Flower Studies, 2000-6, Exhibited by Galerie f5,6

Tuesday Under Ten: April Photography Auctions

The first week in April is photography week! AIPAD -- a photography art fair will be on Pier 92 and 94, and there will be a series of photography auctions at Christie's, Phillips, and Sotheby's. I LOVE black and white gallery walls, particularly when they include interesting, old photos! If you're thinking of building a gallery wall for your home, photography week is the absolute best time to get started. Here are two awesome and well-priced picks from the photography auctions, and there will be so much more material to paw through at AIPAD. If you're interested in looking at auction or visiting the fair with me, please get in touch to make a date! 

Herbert Bayer, Composition with Shadows, 1928, Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000 

Herbert Bayer, Composition with Shadows, 1928, Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000 

Eugene Atget, Versaille (Faune), 1901, Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000 

Eugene Atget, Versaille (Faune), 1901, Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000 

Tuesday Under Ten: Ryan Nord Kitchen

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I saved one last image from The Armory Show for this week's Tuesday Under Ten! I adore these petite canvases I saw in Nicelle Beauchene's booth by Ryan Nord Kitchen. I feel that if Monet had painted something yesterday, it would look pretty much like this! At 24 x 21 inches each, they're perfect in a row, stack, or grid -- I can picture so many configurations! If you would like to visit the gallery to see these in person, please let me know! 

Ryan Nord Kitchen,  exhibited by Nicelle Beauchene at The Armory Show

Ryan Nord Kitchen,  exhibited by Nicelle Beauchene at The Armory Show

Ryan Nord Kitchen,  Early Memory, 2016

Ryan Nord Kitchen,  Early Memory, 2016

Ryan Nord Kitchen,  Garden Pond, 2016

Ryan Nord Kitchen,  Garden Pond, 2016

Ryan Nord Kitchen,  Garden View, 2016

Ryan Nord Kitchen,  Garden View, 2016

Favorite of the Week: Armory Week Art Fairs

I am still recovering from a crazy week of art fairs! It's so much fun seeing a ton of amazing work in a short period of time and getting to catch up with my favorite gallerists and collectors. Rather than picking just one piece from the thousands I saw, here's a favorite from each fair I visited. 

Jeanie Riddle, Coin d'Etude, 2017, exhibited by Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran at NADA

Jeanie Riddle, Coin d'Etude, 2017, exhibited by Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran at NADA

James Harvard, Talking in Color Series, 2016, exhibited by John Molloy Gallery at Art on Paper

James Harvard, Talking in Color Series, 2016, exhibited by John Molloy Gallery at Art on Paper

Michael Joo, The Vagueness Argument, 2017, exhibited by Carolina Nitsch at The Armory Show

Michael Joo, The Vagueness Argument, 2017, exhibited by Carolina Nitsch at The Armory Show

Sarah Crowner, Leg Series, 2017, exhibited by Casey Kaplan Gallery at ADAA/The Art Show

Sarah Crowner, Leg Series, 2017, exhibited by Casey Kaplan Gallery at ADAA/The Art Show

Weekend Agenda: Armory Week Art Fairs

It’s Armory Week! Arguably the busiest week in the New York Contemporary Art world. In addition to The Armory Show there are about ten other fairs open through Sunday each catering to a different taste and budget. If you're looking for Contemporary masterpieces or just want to browse the biggest New York fair of the year, hit the Armory Show on Pier 92 and 94. If your focus is on work priced under $50,000, try NADA at 572 Washington Street or Art on Paper on Pier 36. Art fairs are great way for me to show my clients a ton of art under one roof in just a few hours. I still have some free time this weekend, so if you’re interested in buying art, but don’t know where to start, let’s make a date! Here are some of my favorite pieces and scenes from the fairs! 

Pamela Jorden, Untitled, 2016

Pamela Jorden, Untitled, 2016

Michael Joo, The Vagueness Argument, 2017

Michael Joo, The Vagueness Argument, 2017

Evan Robarts, Untitled, 2016

Evan Robarts, Untitled, 2016

The Florine Stettheimer Collapsed Time Salon

The Florine Stettheimer Collapsed Time Salon

Weekend Agenda: The Winter Antiques Show

The Winter Antiques Show is on view at the Park Avenue Armory through Sunday the 29th. This elegant fair shows fine art and design objects, including furniture, ceramics, and jewelry, from Antiquity to the modern day with a focus on work from America. If you would like to walk the fair with me, please get in touch! 

Winter Antiques Show 2017, Installation view, Park Avenue Armory, January 19 - 29, 2017

Winter Antiques Show 2017, Installation view, Park Avenue Armory, January 19 - 29, 2017

Weekend Agenda: Outsider Art Fair

The Outsider Art Fair is on view at the Metropolitan Pavilion through Sunday. This is a great fair with lots of quirky, and in many cases affordable paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Outsider Art is is created by untrained makers often isolated from main stream, commercial art production. The fair is really good this year! I definitely recommend a visit. If the work appeals you, I would love to help you build a collection of Outsider Art! 

William Hawkins, Rhinoceros, 1983, Enamel on masonite, 40 x 48 inches

William Hawkins, Rhinoceros, 1983, Enamel on masonite, 40 x 48 inches

Angela Rogers, Mixed media sculpture, 2016, Dimensions vary

Angela Rogers, Mixed media sculpture, 2016, Dimensions vary