PSFAF 2016

Laurence Jones, Black Palms, 2016; mixed media on linen, 57 1/8 x 72 7/8 inches; image courtesy of Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery and Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
Laurence Jones, Black Palms, 2016; mixed media on linen, 57 1/8 x 72 7/8 inches; image courtesy of Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery and Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

The Palm Springs Fine Art Fair will open its fifth edition on February 12, 2016. As in previous years, PSFAF coincides with Modernism Week and a Presidential visit to Sunnylands, making the Coachella Valley a hot ticket for the holiday weekend. More than 14,000 visitors are expected for the West Coast’s best art fair, which continues through February 14.

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Palm Springs Fine Art Fair Recap

A visitor photographs works by Tom Betts at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015; installation view of Dawson Cole Fine Art with works by Tom Betts, Donald Sultan, Richard MacDonald, and John Singer Sargent; photo © codylee.co
A visitor photographs paintings by Tom Betts at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015; installation view of Dawson Cole Fine Art with works by Tom Betts, Donald Sultan, Richard MacDonald, and John Singer Sargent; photo © codylee.co

We gave an overview of the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair last week. Since then the fair closed, the concurrent events of Modernism Week concluded, and Air Force One returned to Washington after the President’s long weekend in the desert. Here’s our recap of PSFAF.

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Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015, image courtesy of PSFAF
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015, image courtesy of PSFAF

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.

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Palm Springs Art Museum, Architecture and Design Center

Palm Springs Art Museum, Architecture and Design Center
Palm Springs Art Museum, Architecture and Design Center; photograph by Daniel Chavkin, courtesy of Palm Springs Art Museum

This weekend, the Palm Springs Art Museum will open its new Architecture and Design Center in a restored mid-century modern building. The A+D Center is an important extension of the museum’s facilities as well as its exhibitions and programs.

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Henry Moore

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1956; bronze, edition 3/7; Palm Springs Art Museum; photo © codylee.co
Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1956; bronze, edition 3/7; Palm Springs Art Museum; photo © codylee.co

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