The Seattle Art Fair took the headlines last week with a successful first edition. The inaugural fair boasted Gagosian, Pace, and David Zwirner among more than 60 galleries, but now the art crowd are leaving the rain for the Rockies. ArtAspen returns for its sixth edition this year from August 13 to 16.
We gave an overview of Paris Photo Los Angeles last week in anticipation of its third edition. The weather was characteristically perfect in LA and the satellite edition of the Paris fair now seems quite established. News feeds on both coasts were full of Paris Photo Los Angeles for an entire week before early Instagrams began to appear from the Venice Biennale.
Paris Photo Los Angeles returns to Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood from May 1 to 3. In its third edition this year, Paris Photo LA includes 70 galleries with works by 265 artists. Exhibitors come from 17 countries and also include 9 publishers and specialized art book dealers.
About 400 private jets left from the Maastricht Aachen Airport this week after the close of The European Fine Art Fair, TEFAF Maastricht, which held its 28th edition from March 13 to March 22. With some 200 fairs and 100 biennials packed into the global art world calendar, TEFAF is established as the most prestigious of them all.
Art Basel Hong Kong concluded its third edition this week with impressive sales reports. The fair was launched in 2013 as a satellite to Art Basel, the 45-year old fair in Switzerland that is the most significant annual event in the contemporary art world, and Art Basel in Miami Beach, which was launched in 2002.
The Palm Springs Fine Art Fair returns to the desert this week with an impressive selection of 66 modern and contemporary art galleries. In its fourth edition this year, the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair is already as large as Art Los Angeles Contemporary and seems ready to surpass the longer running LA Art Show as the premier West Coast art fair.
Weekend Reading, a summary of the week’s art news from codylee.co.
This week we take a break from the fairs to scan the global headlines.
We gave an overview of Art Basel in Miami Beach before the fair opened last week. Now hundreds of private jets are disbursing from Florida as the art world returns to New York, Europe, and Latin America. The 13th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach, and about twenty other fairs that opened for Miami Art Week, concluded tonight. Here’s our recap.