The Romantic Language of Art Fair Press Releases: Addendum

by Paddy Johnson on October 19, 2011 · 1 comment Breaking!


Art Basel Miami, 2008


An excerpt from GalleristNY’s list of art fair wrap up press releases 2011-2010

-Frieze Art Fair, October 18, 2011: “Frieze Art Fair 2011: High-quality works and confident mood make for strong sales”

-Art Platform-Los Angeles, October 11, 2011: “Art Platform-Los Angeles Closes with Notable Sales and High Attendance”

-Art Basel, June 2011: “Art 42 Basel: Extraordinary Quality; Strong Results”

-The Art Show, March 10, 2010: “Extraordinary Success at the Art Show 2010”³

-Art Basel Miami Beach, December 2010: “Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 Exceptionally high quality and very solid sales”

-Frieze Art Fair, October 20, 2010: “Frieze Art Fair 2010: High-quality gallery presentations attract strong sales”

These may be less illuminating than the ones issued immediately after the stock market crash in 2008. Let’s take a look.

  • The Armory Show, April 22, 2008 :Another Strong Year for The Armory Show” Preliminary reports of strong sales at this year’s edition of The Armory Show dispelled fears about the economy’s effect on the art market; while the final results won’t be known for a few more weeks, glowing statements from participants point to a healthy market.
  • Pulse Art Fair, April 15, 2008, “PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Debut at Pier 40 Proves a Public, Critical and Commercial Success” PULSE Contemporary Art Fair wrapped up its Pier 40 debut with solid sales, its highest New York attendance to date, and an acclaimed menu of public programs and installations.
  • Scope Art Fair, July 3, 2008, “Scope Basel 2008 highlights” SCOPE Basel 08, the preeminent fair for international emerging contemporary art, reported strong sales and robust attendance for its second edition, solidifying its global position as a leading art world presenter.
  • The Armory Show, March 10, 2009, THE ARMORY SHOW BREATHES LIFE BACK INTO THE ART MARKET. “Solid Sales and record attendance”

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