Floral Arrangements Dominate the ADAA Art Show

by Paddy Johnson on March 5, 2014 · 3 comments Art Fair

Yellow at Van Doren Waxter

Yellow and orange roses at Van Doren Waxter

Last year there was much talk about what kind of desks and chairs dealers used at the Armory. This year, we note the use of floral arrangements at the ADAA mainly for its ubiquity. I took shots of the flower arrangements in just one aisle at the ADAA and came up with more than enough images for a slide show. I should have shot more.

At least then, we could do a more serious investigation into what these choices tell us about the dealers. As it stands now, we must offer a superficial examination of flowers and what they mean to dealers. Our answers so far: dealers like to color co-ordinate. Predictably, white flowers (for the white cube) is a popular choice.

Hirschl and Adler

White roses at Hirschl and Adler

Howard Greenberg Gallery

A white arrangement of flowers at Howard Greenberg Gallery

White at Richard Feigen Gallery

White and green at Richard Feigen Gallery

A tasteful arrangement of white flowers at Tibor de Nagy

White and more white at Tibor de Nagy

Donald Morris

Yellow was the color of choice at Donald Morris

Janet Borden

Same with Janet Borden

Yellow at June Kelly

and June Kelly

A deep purple at Manny Silvermann

Choosing a more wintery palette, Manny Silvermann went with purples and reds.

Flower installation at

Flower installation at Galerie Lelong by Petah Coyne

The ADAA sets the tone with its own flowers

The ADAA sets the tone with its own flowers


Tiernan BamBam March 5, 2014 at 3:08 pm

It would be rather fitting if all the arrangements consisted of tulips

Zoe Strauss March 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm

“you know what’s better than roses on a piano? tulips on an organ” Come on Armory floral arrangements! Sex it up a little with your choices!

peter March 8, 2014 at 6:08 am

only art can break your heart, but only kitsch can make you rich

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