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Basel Week HK ’14: Art Basel Hong Kong – (Part I)

After bringing you a first look at Art Basel Hong Kong a couple weeks ago, we now return with a more comprehensive look at the premier art fair in Asia. The four day event saw over 65,000 visitors peruse the art work brought by 245 galleries from 39 countries to the gateway city-state between East and West. The event is always an eye opener for us as we get to learn about new exciting artists from Asia while still enjoying some of the more familiar […]

Recap: artMRKT San Francisco

Last week, Bay Area art fans saw the annual Art Market San Francisco come through town. The international art fair held at the Festival Pavilion – Fort Mason Center had galleries, artists, and collectors alike taking advantage of the one week of the year where art was in especially in focus in SF. We have for you a small sample of what was on display for those who missed it, including the work or Joel Daniel Phillips (above) seen at the Hashimoto Contemporary booth. Photo credit: Ken Harman.

Frieze Week NYC ’14: Frieze Art Fair (Part 2)

Last week, we brought you a first look at some of the amazing works of art at this year’s Frieze New York. But an art fair such as Frieze contains too many notable pieces—such as Danh Vo’s installation Massive Black Hole in the Dark Heart of Our Milky Way (pictured above)—to be shown in just one post. So, we’ve returned with part 2, which includes images of works by Yayoi Kusama, Ed Ruscha, George Condo, Jonas Wood and Jeff Elrod, among many others. Discuss Frieze […]

Frieze Week NYC ’14: PULSE

Once considered a top satellite fair for emerging to mid-career artists, PULSE lost some of that reputation in recent years, as many of its exhibitors jumped ship to other competing fairs. However, at the beginning of 2014, PULSE took on a new director tasked with bringing it back to its former status. And the difference was somewhat visible last week, as PULSE New York emerged with a smaller, more highly curated show. Amongst the booths, there were a few standouts worth mentioning, such as works […]

Basel Week HK ’14: Art Basel Hong Kong – First Look

It’s May and AM is on the second leg of its back to back Art Fair tour between Frieze Week in NYC (covered) and Art Basel Week in Hong Kong. In its second year after a takeover and changing its moniker to Art HK to Art Basel Hong Kong, this massive showcase has now officially evolved into the quintessential art fair for all of Asia. Drawing blue-chip galleries from all over the globe, ABHK brought the ever growing world of art to the doorstep of […]

Frieze Week ’14: Frieze Art Fair (Part 1)

Now in its third year, Frieze New York is no longer merely the new-kid-on-the-block fair trying to challenge the dominance of The Armory Show (covered 1 & 2) but instead has settled in and solidified it’s place in NYC’s art calendar. As in the past two iterations, Frieze NY 2014, which opened late last week, brought together some of the world’s top galleries, who in turn brought artworks from many of the world’s most acclaimed artists. And although there were plenty of jaw-dropping works to be […]

Previews: Swoon – “Braddock Tiles Benefit” (Brooklyn) @ Select Art Fair

On Wednesday May 7th, Swoon (featured) and her studio will bring their popular Braddock Tiles benefit event to Brooklyn to kick off the 2014 Select Fair NYC. Similar to her recent BT exhibition in Manhattan, where a slew of great artists contributed prints and original works for charity, Swoon has assembled another great roster of artists to contribute new limited numbered prints, including Alyssa Dennis, Ann Messner, Anton Zolotov, Ashira Siegel, Bill Daniel, Brent Green, Brett Cook, Butch Anthony, Christian Guemy C215, Candice Tripp, Cash For Your […]

Openings: Dallas Art Fair 2014

In the past few years, Dallas has been a hotbed of great art activity and related events. With the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosting KAWS & Barry McGee (here & here), the Dallas Contemporary exhibitions of DZINE & Faile (here & here), and MTV holding its annual star-studded RE:DEFINE auction (here) in the city, it’s not surprising to see the action shift to this key region. One of the most important art fairs occurring in the Midwest the past few years is the Dallas […]

Armory Week ’14: ADAA Art Show

During Armory Week, one can view some of the most prestigious paintings and storied names in art at the ADAA Art Show. Held annually at the Park Avenue Armory (featured), this smaller fair showcases some significant artistic gems by hosting some of the most elite galleries out there. Taking a quick stroll around is not really an option as almost every booth features neck breaking artwork from older, as well as newer generation notables, such as Rothko, Haring, Condo, Turrell, Calder, Finch, Lewitt, Auerbach, Lichenstein, […]

Armory Week ’14: Armory Art Fair (Part 2)

One of the unique aspect of the Armory Art Show during  Armory Week is the fact that it’s spread out over two piers (92 & 94) on the west side of Manhattan Island with each pier themed differently. Pier 92 housed classic works from the Modern art period. Art from the history books were on display in this focused section of the fair, while the pier 94 housed works from the current contemporary era showing alongside a newly debuted Focus: China area where select gallerists from the […]