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Sculpture Made Entirely out of Paint by Ignacio Muv
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This year, we had the pleasure of meeting artist Ignacio Muv at Scope Miami Beach and fell in love with his incredible sculptures created entirely out of paint! They are absolutely stunning in person. Here is what the artist has to say about his work and process:

My art is born from a process of transformation of the paint. I am interested in the constant change and movement of the human condition, and I materialize it through my art. I create skins of paintings, which I wait till they dry, then I fold them and give them life. I do not paint over canvas, it all paint. The fundament of my work its not material but spiritual. 

It is an analogy to the human body, where metaphorically the painting is the skin the beater is the skeleton and the work the spirit.
— Ignacio Muv

About The Artist

Ignacio Muv addresses the potential of painting as a material, his works present it from its tactile, sensory and virtual dimension; generating a direct dialogue between the painting, the frame and the canvas, suppressing the formal obligations in that relationship.

Muv elaborates his creations from pigments and emulsions. He uses materials to "cook" his painting through recipes whose results are, at times, unpredictable and subject to time and circumstances, always driven by an intention of a spiritual and mediative nature that articulates his process.

His practice is the extension of constant experimentation, pushing the limits of painting. The pigment is transformed into dust, powder becomes paint and the paint manifests as skin. The artist plays with the states of transformation of matter, where the understanding of art is born from its core, as an infinite matter in constant movement. Everything combines to form a work of art made of an instant and a time.

There is a strong element of paradox and balance in the work of Ignatius, because something so intrinsically material, so tangible and palpable, acquires a substantial spiritual and spatial dimension in unison. A very physical and at the same time very contemplative work, of frozen and organic movements full of silence and sound.

The constant ambition of the artist to inhabit the mystery of the meaning of art through material surfaces is facilitated by his practice, where he shows an ability to look beyond the painting, as if we could take off our own skin and see what is below . It is a vision of the state of constant transformation of the human condition and, simultaneously, a record of the now.

Pulse & Scope Recap 2018
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We were so thrilled to be able to have the chance to see more fairs than usual this year. While we loved the diversity of artists represented at each of the shows that we visited, we have to give a special shoutout to Pulse and Scope for having consistent programs of top quality galleries and artists. As we walked along the aisles at both fairs, we couldn’t help but be pulled in every direction trying to take in as much of it as possible. We certainly tried to - so here are a few of our favorites!

PULSE

Andy Dixon  Toilette of Venus , 2018 Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas 59 x 47 inches Joshua Liner Gallery

Andy Dixon
Toilette of Venus, 2018
Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
59 x 47 inches
Joshua Liner Gallery

Amy Lincoln  Sprinkler , 2018 Acrylic on panel 24 × 36 inches Project: ARTspace

Amy Lincoln
Sprinkler, 2018
Acrylic on panel
24 × 36 inches
Project: ARTspace

Kate Ballis  Lenticular II , 2017 Archival Pigment Print 39 x 59 inches Garis & Hahn

Kate Ballis
Lenticular II, 2017
Archival Pigment Print
39 x 59 inches
Garis & Hahn

Agostino Iacurci  Bust n°6 , 2018 Acrylic on canvas 59 1/10 × 39 2/5 × 1 3/5 inches M77 Gallery

Agostino Iacurci
Bust n°6, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
59 1/10 × 39 2/5 × 1 3/5 inches
M77 Gallery

Daisy Patton  Untitled (Mischievous Couple) , 2018 Oil on archival print mounted to panel 80 × 60 inches K Contemporary

Daisy Patton
Untitled (Mischievous Couple), 2018
Oil on archival print mounted to panel
80 × 60 inches
K Contemporary

Bisa Butler  The Safety Patrol , 2018 Quilted and appliquéd cotton, wool and chiffon 82 × 90 inches Claire Oliver Gallery

Bisa Butler
The Safety Patrol, 2018
Quilted and appliquéd cotton, wool and chiffon
82 × 90 inches
Claire Oliver Gallery

Daniel Handal  Java Rice Finch (Bubble Gum) , 2016 Signed, titled, dated, and numbered on label, verso Archival pigment print, painted frame (Edition of 3 + 2 APs) 19 x 15 inches Clamp Art

Daniel Handal
Java Rice Finch (Bubble Gum), 2016
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered on label, verso
Archival pigment print, painted frame (Edition of 3 + 2 APs)
19 x 15 inches
Clamp Art

Martina Lang  The Object 01 , 2017 Digital c-print 35 × 24 × 1 22/25 inches Uprise Art

Martina Lang
The Object 01, 2017
Digital c-print
35 × 24 × 1 22/25 inches
Uprise Art

 

SCOPE

Max Sansing  Stranded on Stony Island , 2018 Oil, Acrylic & Spray Paint 30 x 40 inches Line Dot editions

Max Sansing
Stranded on Stony Island, 2018
Oil, Acrylic & Spray Paint
30 x 40 inches
Line Dot editions

Fahren Feingold   WASTED MOMENTS , 2017 Watercolor 12 × 9 inches The Untitled Space

Fahren Feingold
WASTED MOMENTS, 2017
Watercolor
12 × 9 inches
The Untitled Space

Nathan Wong   NW 28 , 2018 Acrylic on canvas 72 × 60 × 1 inches Joseph Gross Gallery

Nathan Wong
NW 28, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
72 × 60 × 1 inches
Joseph Gross Gallery

Betsy Enzensberger   Glittery Rose Gold Popsicle , 2018 Resin, ink, glitter & plexi 26 × 14 × 14 inches

Betsy Enzensberger
Glittery Rose Gold Popsicle, 2018
Resin, ink, glitter & plexi
26 × 14 × 14 inches

Hélène Cenedese   Beard man #6 , 2018 Oil stick, acrylic on canvas 72 × 60 inches Galerie C.O.A.

Hélène Cenedese
Beard man #6, 2018
Oil stick, acrylic on canvas
72 × 60 inches
Galerie C.O.A.

Ulla-Stina Wikander   Just Call! , 2018 Cross stitch on found object, mixed media 5 9/10 × 7 9/10 × 7 9/10 inches Paradigm Gallery + Studio

Ulla-Stina Wikander
Just Call!, 2018
Cross stitch on found object, mixed media
5 9/10 × 7 9/10 × 7 9/10 inches
Paradigm Gallery + Studio

Gigi Mills   Laundry/Hanging Sheets with A Long Legged Dog , 2018 Oil on linen 20 × 17 inches Emmanuelle G Gallery

Gigi Mills
Laundry/Hanging Sheets with A Long Legged Dog, 2018
Oil on linen
20 × 17 inches
Emmanuelle G Gallery

Art Miami, Context and Aqua 2018 Staff Picks

This is our second year being a proud media partner of Art Miami Fairs. As if visiting sunny Miami is not inspiring enough, we got to explore thousands of artworks from across the globe. There were incredible, innovative pieces that stuck out to us from every art career level, but we had to narrow it down to a select few.

Here are our picks from Art Miami, Context and Aqua fairs from the 2018 edition.

Art Miami

Context

Aqua Art Miami

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion

www.galeriedominion.ca

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Tim Dunn and Sara Landau

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Landau Contemporary acquired the Dominion Gallery, Canada's oldest and most prestigious private art establishment in October 2005. The gallery offers a stunning showcase for modern masters alongside an exciting ensemble of contemporary international artists including Yves Zurstrassen, Christoph Kiefhaber, Kwang-Young Chun and Tony Scherman. Landau Contemporary is also the exclusive North American dealer for the Austrian master, architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

"Landau Fine Art was already well established as one of the world's leading galleries specializing in early 20th century international art," explains Canadian art dealer Robert Landau. "Dominion represented a unique opportunity to offer the works of living artists under the umbrella of their more famous 20th century predecessors.”

The partnership between Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion and Landau Fine Art guarantees a wealth of choice for art lovers and collectors to experience, in an extensive exhibition space exceeding 20,000 square feet in a stunning Victorian landmark on Sherbrooke Street West.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

history will come alive at Landau Contemporary at Art Miami, where we will be featuring an exceptional collection of paintings and sculptures from the Estate of Antoni Clavé, which will be presented alongside Britain’s most celebrated modern sculptor, Henry Moore, among others. Both of these extraordinary exhibitions will include works that span over 40 years of the Artist’s careers. These are only two of the highlights that will be on exhibit exclusively at Art Miami this December, where Landau Contemporary will feature over 100 artworks in 2,000 square feet of exhibition space.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

We encourage collectors to take the time to really look and interact with the works on display. Great artworks repay the attention they are given, and the more you look the more you have an opportunity to see. Experiencing and engaging with art is a slow burning process, so don’t try to absorb everything in one visit.

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Antoni Clavé, Diptyque Et Demi II, Oil and collage on canvas, 209x350cm./821⁄4x1373⁄4in., 1994, Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion, Montreal, Canada

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Galerie Terminus GMBH

www.galerie-terminus.de

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview With Wilhelm J. Grusdat

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Art is not only our business, but it is also our passion. Specifically, we see our role as the mediator between collectors and artists. A very special vision is necessary to recognize a work of art as a potential masterpiece and as a valid manifestation of form and ideas.

Only when all of these come together, can an artwork truly radiate that very special aura to which a viewer immediately feels drawn. An exceptional work of art has much more to offer than that which meets the eye. It is this quality to which the Galerie Terminus aspires.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

At this year’s Art Miami we present the highlights of our current program and exciting new additions consisting of famous artists as well as young talents. We bring these two perspectives into context with each other at the fair, both as contrast and as correspondents.

On the one side, we show big names and great American Pop-Artists such as John Chamberlain, Roy Lichtenstein, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann.

On the other side, we bring young contemporary artists into focus with the Germans Christian Awe, Jan Davidoff, and Tatjana Tartakovska.

We are very proud to also be able to include exciting new works from our current program by Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke Gerhard Richter, and Günther Uecker. To round things up, it is our very special pleasure to exclusively present a number of early works by Georg Baselitz as well as an exquisitely typical work by Sigmar Polke.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Our presentation boils down to the bottom line which we wish to present to our fair visitors and all new art collectors: Always be on the lookout for works by artists with an international standing who are able to touch your heart and mind.

Above image:

Sigmar Polke, “Untitled,”, Oil on canvas, 59.1 x 70.9 inches. 2007

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Galerie Forsblom

www.galerieforsblom.com

Booth AM117

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Katarina Siltavuori

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Galerie Forsblom, founded by Kaj Forsblom in 1977, holds a unique position on the Nordic art scene as one of the largest and most international contemporary art galleries by bringing international established artists to its exhibition spaces in Helsinki and Stockholm. While the exhibition programs consist of a wide range of media within the visual arts, Galerie Forsblom is highly profiled as presenting excellence in contemporary painting as well as sculpture.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

Galerie Forsblom showcases both established American artists, such as Peter Halley, Jacob Hashimoto, and Keith Sonnier and young Finnish rising stars, Toni R. Toivonen and Reima Nevalainen.

Our booth presents a coherent synergy between playfulness and harmony – the booth is curated with a joyful spirit as Peter Halley’s bright-colored, neo-geometric conceptualist works juxtapose Jason Martin’s large-scale monochromatic sculptural paintings which consist of thick surfaces of oil or acrylic gel.

The booth prevails a lingering harmonic atmosphere with Jacob Hashimoto’s works, which combine Japanese handicraft tradition with Anglo-American minimalism, Stephan Balkenhol’s raw and spontaneous wood sculptures, and Bernar Venet’s dynamic steel sculptures and arches, playing with gravity and three-dimensionality.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Be curious and ambitious. Let passion be your guide and trust your instincts. Buying art can be fun – and don’t be afraid to go big!

Above image:

Jacob Hashimoto, Reaching Desperately for the Darkening Sky Through Geographies of Time and Season, 2018 Acrylic, paper, bamboo, wood and Dacron, 167.64h x 152.40w x 20.96d cm, 66hx60wx8.25din

Art on Paper in Brussels

We were so excited to be given the opportunity to visit Art on Paper [in collaboration with BOZAR] a small, international drawing-focused art fair in Brussels last week. Besides the fact that it highlights a specific medium - one which can be defined broadly due to its potential to be used in a seemingly infinite amount of ways - the fair is unique in that each gallery's booth presents one solo exhibition rather than a group show of their roster of artists. Below you'll find a few of our favorites!

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From the Art on Paper press release:

The line, to infinity. As everyone knows, drawing is first and foremost a line, potentially infinite. This line evolves and expands over time. In 2018, Art on Paper grows and doubles in size. Since its inception, Art on Paper has been emphasizing the variety and diversity of contemporary approaches to drawing through artist solo shows. This is the main principle of the show, it is THE specificity renewed every year: one booth, one gallery, one artist. Thus, for 5 days, 50 Belgian and international galleries are investing BOZAR exhibition spaces to offer, in the heart of Brussels, 50 SOLO SHOWS from established and emerging artists: the best of contemporary drawing. Building on the success of its latest editions, Art on Paper is setting itself up this year in the prestigious "Ravenstein Circuit", always in collaboration with BOZAR, and has new parallel projects to reflect the most current creation and the most experimental practices in terms of drawing.

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1. Gamaliel Rodríguez at ATM Galería

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5. Serena Fineschi at Montoro 12 Contemporary Art

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6. Anneke Eussen at Tatjana Pieters

Frieze New York 2018 Top 10

By Sarah Mills

Frieze New York 2018 brings together more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, showcasing the world's most significant artists, a series of talks, and the city’s most talked about restaurants, all in a bespoke structure in Randall's Island Park.

Create! Magazine's top picks from this year's fair.

Art New York 2018: Editor's Top 10 Picks

Art New York, presented by Art Miami, returns to Pier 94 from May 3-6 offering noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, featuring paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture.  

The 2018 edition will see over 85 international contemporary and modern galleries from 30 countries come together to represent over 1,200 artists including CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established contemporary galleries to present emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talent. 

Create! Magazine had the pleasure of exploring the fair on VIP preview day on May 3rd, 2018 and here are our top picks:

Art New York 2018: Interview With Casterline|Goodman Gallery

Casterline|Goodman Gallery

Gallery Owners Robert Casterline and Jordan Goodman

http://www.casterlinegoodman.com

611 E. Cooper Avenue Aspen, CO 81611

Jim DINE  Still-Start The Western Fire, 2010  Acrylic, charcoal and sand on linen  72 1/8 x 60 1/4 inches

Jim DINE

Still-Start The Western Fire, 2010

Acrylic, charcoal and sand on linen

72 1/8 x 60 1/4 inches

Tell us a little bit about your gallery. What types of art do you generally focus on?

Specializing in Post-War and Contemporary art, Casterline|Goodman Gallery is committed to presenting first-tier, investment-grade original artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries.

What should visitors expect from your booth in Art New York this year?

Unique paintings and drawings by established artists such as Jim Dine, Alex Katz, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha and Richard Serra.

Please share a few tips for new collectors and those interested in investing in art for the first time. 

I recommend that new collectors take their time to learn about the artists they are drawn to and the art market in general before making a purchase.  I would recommend that if they’re investing, they need to deal with a gallery that actually handles investment artwork instead of an advisor or primary gallery that may or may not be a specialist.

Ed RUSCHA  Yes Tree, 1983-1986  Oil and enamel on canvas  50 x 40 inches

Ed RUSCHA

Yes Tree, 1983-1986

Oil and enamel on canvas

50 x 40 inches

What are your favorite aspects of participating in art fairs?

We love the opportunity to meet so many new people that share our passion for the artists that we focus on, in a city where we don’t have a gallery presence. 

Richard SERRA  P&E VIII, 2007  Paintstick on mylar  26 1/2 x 40 inches

Richard SERRA

P&E VIII, 2007

Paintstick on mylar

26 1/2 x 40 inches

Name a few important works we should keep an eye on when visiting. 

Our Richard Serra collection is pretty amazing, along with great works by Ed Ruscha. 

(Above image: Richard SERRA, P&E IX, 2007, Litho crayon on mylar, 26 1/2 x 40 inches)

Art New York 2018: Interview With Archeus/ Post-Modern

ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN 

Director Brian Balfour–Oatts

www.archeus.com

(Donald Judd, Untitled)

(Donald Judd, Untitled)

 

Tell us a little bit about your gallery. What types of art do you generally focus on?

We deal in works from the so-called "secondary market", which means pieces which are already in the marketplace, and not being sold on behalf of the artist. The artists in whose work we deal are all very established, in museum collections, and are generally held to be amongst the best and most well-known of their generation

What should visitors expect from your booth in Art New York this year?

Predominantly important abstract work. We have some very fine examples of paintings by Pierre Soulages, Josef Albers and Ron Gorchov, and rare editions by Donald Judd and Bridget Riley. The majority of artists that we hold are abstract, both gestural and hard-edged - although we are also very involved with the figurative work of Hockney, Freud, Warhol and Ed Ruscha.

Please share a few tips for new collectors and those interested in investing in art for the first time.

If an artist isn't already in the collection of MoMA or the Tate, then don't even think about the investment angle. Check recent acquisitions by both of those institutions, as well as other international museums (usually available online) and see what they have bought in the last year.

If you consider your purchase of art to be an investment, then it's fine to buy with your ears. Unless you have been looking at paintings every day for ten years, ask and listen.

What are your favorite aspects of participating in art fairs?

The non-stop nature of the four or five days of an art fair is very exciting. Every minute a different conversation begins, and you speak to hundreds of people in a very short space of time.  One way or another, the majority of my most important and favorite clients have met me through art fairs.

Name a few important works we should keep an eye on when visiting. 

We have a super-rare set of ten black woodcuts by Donald Judd, the only set ever to have appeared on the market, other examples of which are owned by MoMA and SFMoMA. 

We also have a beautiful Albers painting which belongs to the same group that was the subject of the Guggenheim's recent "Albers in Mexico" exhibition. 

Genuinely museum quality works are a joy to own, even if it is temporary. 

(Above image: Josef Albers, Contented Green)

Art New York 2018: Interview With David Benrimon Fine Art

David Benrimon Fine Art

The Crown Building   

730 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor 

New York, New York 10019

www.benrimon.com

Mel BOCHNER, Amazing, 2016, Monoprint with collage, engraving and embossment on paper, 30 x 22 in

Mel BOCHNER, Amazing, 2016, Monoprint with collage, engraving and embossment on paper, 30 x 22 in

Tell us a little bit about your gallery. What types of art do you generally focus on?

David Benrimon Fine Art specializes in Modern and Contemporary art, focusing on works that range from Modern masters paintings to Contemporary paintings, sculptures and editions.

Roy LICHTENSTEIN,  Water Lilies with Cloud  (C. 263), 1992, Screenprint enamel on processed and swirled stainless steel, 65.5 x 44.75 in

Roy LICHTENSTEIN, Water Lilies with Cloud (C. 263), 1992, Screenprint enamel on processed and swirled stainless steel, 65.5 x 44.75 in

What should visitors expect from your booth in Art New York this year?

DBFA’s Art New York booth will exhibit artworks in a variety of different mediums, such as editions, sculptures and original paintings. There will be something for every collector at our curated booth.

Please share a few tips for new collectors and those interested in investing in art for the first time. 

Our greatest advice is to always be an educated buyer! Learn about the artist and their practice, and always examine the condition of an artwork. Also, collect and surround yourself with artwork that you love and speaks to you.

Robert INDIANA,  LOVE (red/gold) , 1996-2002, Polychrome aluminum, 18 x 18 x 9 inches

Robert INDIANA, LOVE (red/gold), 1996-2002, Polychrome aluminum, 18 x 18 x 9 inches

What are your favorite aspects of participating in art fairs?

A paramount aspect of participating in art fairs is meeting collectors from near and far. We especially appreciate New York fairs, as the high representation of local collectors enables us to create relationships with dealers, buyers, and art lovers in the region.

Name a few important works we should keep an eye on when visiting. 

Yayoi Kusama and George Condo are super hot in the current art market, and visitors can look forward to seeing signature and compelling works by both artists at our booth.

(Above image by Yayoi Kusama)

Art New York 2018: Interview With Long-Sharp Gallery 

Long-Sharp Gallery

Gallery Owner Rhonda Long-Sharp

http://www.longsharpgallery.com/

1 North Illinois, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46204

(Above image: Tarik Currimbhoy, Stainless Steel Rocker [Kinetic])

Gino Miles,  Elegance

Gino Miles, Elegance

Tell us a little bit about your gallery. What types of art do you generally focus on?

Long-Sharp Gallery (LSG) has locations in Indianapolis and New York City. LSG specializes in works on paper, multiples and drawings by modern masters including: Picasso, Miro, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, Indiana, and Lichtenstein. In addition, LSG is dedicated to a contemporary program that incorporates paintings, photography, and sculpture, as well as conceptual and multimedia art by a growing roster of regional, national, and international artists. This roster includes Gino Miles, Thalen & Thalen, David Spiller, Russell Young, and Amy Kirchner, among others.  

LSG has placed works in important museums, corporations, and in public and private collections. Recently named one of the top 500 Art Galleries in the world by Modern Painters Magazine (Blouin Art Info), LSG is honored to work with clients worldwide.

Long-Sharp Gallery features a rigorous program which includes international contemporary artists in solo and thematic exhibitions. The gallery also enjoys increased participation in top level art fairs in the US and Europe, which affords the gallery's worldwide clients even greater access to the gallery’s growing inventory of important and innovative works. These art fairs include Masterpiece London and Art Miami. 

Long-Sharp Gallery is a certified Woman's Business Enterprise (WBE) and a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Andy Warhol,  Key Service

Andy Warhol, Key Service

What should visitors expect from your booth in Art New York this year?

Focusing on “small masterpieces”, Long-Sharp Gallery returns to Art New York 2018 with a selection of important works [no greater in size than 24” x 24”] by modern and contemporary masters. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Pablo Picasso’s watercolor and charcoal drawing, titled “Femme”; the piece is from 1901 – the year of Picasso’s first solo exhibition in Paris. Small works on canvas by Andy Warhol, Sam Francis, and Robert Indiana, along with a color pencil study drawing by Roy Lichtenstein, will be presented alongside Picasso’s “Femme”.  Works by contemporary sculptors Gino Miles, Tarik Currimbhoy, Thalen & Thalen, and David Hayes will flank the “small masterpieces.” 

   Gino Miles,  Wild

 

Gino Miles, Wild

Please share a few tips for new collectors and those interested in investing in art for the first time.  

1. Only buy art that rocks your world. If you don’t love it, don’t buy it. Visit top tier galleries and fine art fairs to learn what you like.

2. Look for a gallery or auction house that can assist you. Vet them for their reputation, ethics, and clientele. For works by top tier artists such as Picasso, Warhol, etc., vet the gallery or auction house and the work carefully, examine the catalogue raisonné pertinent to the artist, look at the front and back of each work, and generally do your homework. Most auction houses warrant authenticity for only 5 years after purchase.

3. Understand that condition is important to value.  That is, two works from the same limited edition may be vastly different in price because of the condition of those works. Simply doing price comparisons is not the way to buy art. Price should be the third criteria on the list.

What are your favorite aspects of participating in art fairs?

Art fairs are a favorite of our gallery because we get to see artwork brought from galleries all over the world.  The Art Miami Group brings interesting and diverse galleries to its fairs.  We also like the connoisseurship of highly vetted secondary market fairs (such as Masterpiece London).

Name a few important works we should keep an eye on when visiting. 
Our exhibit this year is dedicated to important works with a small footprint. Picasso’s “Femme”, the watercolor and charcoal drawing from 1901, is certainly a standout piece.  We are also excited to exhibit a new sculpture by Gino Miles titled “Elegance.”

Art New York 2018: Interview With Wexler Gallery

www.wexlergallery.com

201 North 3rd
Street, Philadelphia PA 19106

Interview with Associate Director Victoria Rosenberger

GREGORY NANGLE  Ripple Rorschach Chair, 2018  Low polish cast bronze  24 x 20 x 38 in (seat height: 19 in)

GREGORY NANGLE

Ripple Rorschach Chair, 2018

Low polish cast bronze

24 x 20 x 38 in (seat height: 19 in)

Tell us a little bit about your gallery. What types of art do you generally focus on?

Challenging the traditional labels that categorize art, Wexler Gallery exhibits work that coexists in the expressive realms of design, fine art and contemporary glass and ceramics. Questioning and testing the boundaries of these fields, Wexler Gallery aims to present functional and non-functional work that consistently celebrates innovation as much as aesthetic beauty.

Wexler Gallery opened in 2000 in the historic district of Old City, Philadelphia. Since then, the gallery has proudly showcased extraordinary work by both master artists and the emerging talent of today. 

ROBERTO LUGO  Colin and a Queen, 2018  Terra cotta, china paint, luster  11 x 6.5 x 17 in

ROBERTO LUGO

Colin and a Queen, 2018

Terra cotta, china paint, luster

11 x 6.5 x 17 in

What should visitors expect from your booth in Art New York this year?

Wexler Gallery will be showing some exceptional original paintings by Andy Warhol, Sam Francis and Richard Hambleton, a beautiful Louise Nevelson wall sculpture and new work by three of our stand-out gallery artists Roberto Lugo, Gregory Nangle and Eric Slayton.

GREGORY NANGLE  Cosmos (Ghost mirror installation), 2018  Glass, tin, silver, lacquer, bronze  34 x 21 x 2.75 in (each)

GREGORY NANGLE

Cosmos (Ghost mirror installation), 2018

Glass, tin, silver, lacquer, bronze

34 x 21 x 2.75 in (each)

Please share a few tips for new collectors and those interested in investing in art for the first time. 

Considering art as an investment can be a smart and extremely profitable, but I always shy away from making that the most important part of the puzzle when fitting a collector with a piece of work. They have to love it and have a visceral connection to it first and foremost. It is what the artist intended, and it is what completes the lifecycle of a piece of art. There is something so rewarding about making that match and finding a forever home for a piece of art with collectors who will cherish it as if it were created only for them. If it also happens to be a great investment down the road, that is just the icing on the cake.

What are your favorite aspects of participating in art fairs?

I love meeting all of the different people that attend art fairs. Talking shop with artists, collectors, art scholars is always a fun way to spend the afternoon, but I find that those who come with no art-related background or knowledge at all often have the most interesting perceptions and perspectives when looking at, discussing and reacting to the art around them. It is a refreshing way to continuously open my own eyes to the ever-changing art world and those in and around it. 

ERIC SLAYTON  Gravity Bench, 2018  Blackened and waxed steel plate  90.5 x 11 x 14.5 in

ERIC SLAYTON

Gravity Bench, 2018

Blackened and waxed steel plate

90.5 x 11 x 14.5 in

Name a few important works we should keep an eye on when visiting. 

Wexler Gallery is exceptionally proud of the new work that we will be showing by stand-out gallery artists Roberto Lugo, Gregory Nangle and Eric Slayton. These three young men are each making very different work but are all equally pushing art boundaries and making their mark on art – what it means, how it is used and why we need it as a society.

Our Picks for Spring/Break Art Show 2018

SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused, atypical and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, typically but not exclusively during Armory Arts Week. 

While there was a ton of incredible and innovative work, we picked the following projects that inspired us during our visit to the show. Be sure to check our the exhibition to see tons more art!