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Art Fair

10 Highlights from the EXPO Art Fair

by Paddy Johnson and Robin Dluzen on September 19, 2015
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With more than 140 galleries exhibiting at the fourth annual EXPO Chicago, there’s no shortage of art to see. The show, which runs through Sunday, has plenty of highlights. Paddy Johnson and Robin Dluzen each chose five booths that stood out.

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A Quiet Opening VIP Preview for EXPO

by Paddy Johnson on September 18, 2015
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CHICAGO- At around 3 PM yesterday, the EXPO VIP preview looked like a blank canvas. For nearly three hours, few collectors had circulated about the fair, a surprise given that there were over 60 new galleries on the fair roster. Those included heavy hitters like Pace, Salon 94, and Steve Turner. Dealers were getting anxious.

By 6PM the visitor numbers had changed. The Museum of Contemporary Art Patron Reception was packed with collectors indulging in small plate food and drinks despite the storm warnings in effect.

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Blue is the New Black

by Rea McNamara on September 17, 2015
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At the press openings for Art Berlin Contemporary (abc) and Positions Berlin, one could sense a change is the in the air. The currents are changing. We’ve arrived at a new moment.

No, I’m not talking about the art — I’m talking about the art world uniform. If you don’t mind, I’m going to indulge in the following bit of Kay-Thompson-as-Diana-Vreeland trend forecasting, with a dash of Bill Cunningham street style sass thrown in.

New Yorkers, you may live and die by your all-black outfit. It’s what takes you from your studio visit to your reading group to your opening to the hush-hush post-vernissage dinner. But the Germans are heading in a different direction: they’re wearing blue.

Seriously. Blue is the new black.

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At Art Basel, Kader Attia’s Seductive Destruction

by Michael Anthony Farley on June 17, 2015
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Kader Attia’s performance Arab Spring brought display-case smashing to the hallowed halls of Art Basel.

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Your Guide to the NEWD Art Show

by Corinna Kirsch on June 3, 2015
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We’re giving the NEWD Art Show its own events posting because it just has so much going on. And lo, the fair looks darn good.

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NEWD Art Fair Returns to Bushwick

by Corinna Kirsch on May 19, 2015
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Art fairs: they’ve taken over the art world’s calendars. Because they’re so commonplace, it’s hard to imagine getting excited over another one happening in New York. But the NEWD Art Show is doing something different from the more gallery-centric events: it’s a fair that’s fair to artists.

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The Connection Between NADA and a Cheese Monger in Greenpoint

by Paddy Johnson on May 17, 2015
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Venues make a huge difference to fairs. Here’s a look at NADA’s venues in New York and Miami and what their branding signifies.

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