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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
I saw so many amazing things last week at TEFAF, Frieze, Art New York, and the Collective Design Fair. Hard to pick a single favorite, but keep thinking about this George Condo painting!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!