Spotlight on Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2014

The fair, now in its third year, is popular among galleries and visitors alike.

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Steve Maloney,
Steve Maloney, "Ride Em Copter", 2013,
Steve Maloney, Ride Em Copter, 2013, mixed media on vintage Bell Jet OH58 helicopter, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
Greg Miller, "Pzazz", oil, resin, and paper on canvas
Greg Miller, Pzazz, oil, resin, and paper on canvas, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Michael Craig-Martin
Michael Craig-Martin, Chair 2013, LED lightbox with image digitally printed on acrylic, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,CA
Jasper Johns, Lands End, 1979, one-color lithograph,
Jasper Johns, Lands End, 1979, one-color lithograph, Thomas Paul Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Donald Baechler, Untitled (Flowers), 1997
Donald Baechler, Untitled (Flowers), 1997, Katharina Rich Perlow, New York, NY
Fernand Léger, "Au Cirque" 1953–c.1970
Fernand Léger, Au Cirque, 1953–c.1970, Aubusson tapestry, Jane Kahan Gallery, New York, NY
Tim Bavington, "Cry You a Song", 2013,
Tim Bavington, Cry You a Song, 2013, synthetic polymer on canvas, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
John Ward Lockwood, "Unfurled" 1959
John Ward Lockwood, Unfurled, 1959, polymer on canvas, Addison Rowe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

After one of the coldest winters on record for most of the United States, the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair has never looked so inviting. The fair, now in its third year, takes place in the beautiful Coachella Valley, and has become increasingly popular among galleries and visitors alike. Scheduled to take place over the long Presidents’ Day weekend, the valley’s population explodes, from 400,000 permanent residents to over 800,000 residents and visitors. The fair itself will host 60-plus galleries, with over 2,500 artworks, and is expected to have 12,000-plus attendees throughout its three days.

What makes this fair special is not only its fabulously warm and sunny weather, but its proximity to some of the highest income zip codes in the country, including Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and Indian Wells. This area has recently seen a flurry of artistic activity, with the opening of new galleries, the Palm Springs Art Museum, and a generally energetic cultural scene.

The fair specializes in Post-War and Contemporary Art, and there is no shortage of exciting pieces to see. Heather James Fine Art will debut Steve Maloney’s newest work, Ride Em Copter, a life-sized helicopter sculpture, combining the artist’s interests in Pop Art, the Wild West, and 21st-century luxury.

Making the journey from the East Coast to the West Coast, New York galleries Addison Rowe, Jane Kahan Gallery, and Katharina Rich Perlow Fine Art are all participating in this year’s fair, with a wide variety of artworks. Addison Rowe will be featuring Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997) and Joseph Stella (American, 1877–1946). Jane Kahan Gallery will be showing works by Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955), Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), and René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967). Contemporary artists John Grillo (American, b.1917) and Donald Baechler (American, b.1956) will be featured in Katharina Rich Perlow’s booth.

For those who support the artistic rivalry between the coasts, there are many galleries representing the West, such as Los Angeles’s Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art and Thomas Paul Fine Art, as well as San Francisco’s Caldwell Snyder Gallery.

One thing is for sure, if you are lucky enough to make it to this year’s Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, you will not be disappointed.

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

February 13–16, 2014

Palm Springs Convention Center

277 N. Avenida Caballeros

Palm Springs, CA 92262


Participating artnet GalleriesMembers:

Addison Rowe Gallery

Bentley Gallery

C. Grimaldis Gallery

Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Gerald Peters Gallery

Heather James Fine Art

IKON Ltd. Contemporary Art

Imago Galleries

Jane Kahan Gallery

Jonathan Novak Contemporary

Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery

KM Fine Arts

The McLoughlin Gallery

Thomas Paul Fine Art

Throckmorton Fine Art

Timothy Yarger Fine Art

Unix Fine Art

William Campbell Contemporary Art, Inc.

William Shearburn Gallery

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art

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