Who’s Bringing What to the ADAA Art Show
The annual Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America and held at the 67th Regiment Armory on Park Avenue is arguably the fair that started it all. Now in its 26th year, the show runs from March 5-9, with the gala preview set for tomorrow night, March 4. The proceeds are earmarked, as always, for the social service agency Henry Street Settlement. A total of 72 exhibitors, representing the country’s leading galleries will be in attendance. Herewith a preview of some highlights to be on the lookout for:
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, will present “Diane Arbus: Couples,” including 15 rare photographs spanning the artist’s life. Focusing on a single photograph per year, the presentation shows Arbus’s evolution from 1956 until shortly before her death in 1971.
New York’s Sean Kelly gallery will present a solo show of new works by Kehinde Wiley, comprising eight new paintings inspired by 15th-century icons; but the portraits are of the young men that the artist street-casts from New York. The pictures sport elaborate gold-leaf frames.
New York’s Cheim & Read gallery will be toting sculptures by Louise Bourgeois and Gaston Lachaise, including Bourgeois’s bronze and silver nitrate patina Femme (2005). Also on offer will be a suite of 12 gouache and colored pencil on paper works (below), Pregnant Woman (2009).
At James Cohan, visitors will see new work by Spencer Finch, known for his pursuit of elusive experiences, be it the color of a sunset or the shadow of a passing cloud. Here the gallery presents several Cloud works, created with Scotch Tape on paper.
Having mounted the first-ever solo US show of Japanese artist Koji Enokura, a key figure of the Mono-ha movement, last summer, Los Angeles-based Blum & Poe, which has plans to open a New York branch in the future, will be bringing his work to the Armory. On view will be several of the artist’s signature “stain” pieces.
In the wake of a museum-quality show of work by Ad Reinhardt last fall, curated by Yale University School of Art dean Robert Storr, David Zwirner will host a special presentation of work by Reinhardt, including a unique set of 12-by-12 inch oil on paper “black” paintings from 1960 that have never been exhibited in the US.
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