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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.