I will start by saying I hope nobody is bored by this week’s column. Instead of the normal industry trends and collector minded tips I feel like giving you a peek into Ashle (my fiancé) …
I will start by saying I hope nobody is bored by this week’s column. Instead of the normal industry trends and collector minded tips I feel like giving you a peek into Ashle (my fiancé) and I’s personal collecting obsession. This past week we ventured down into Manhattan for three days of craziness which is New York Art Week. We had 72 hours jam packed of studio visits, galleries, and art fairs. The main event being Armory which was held in the Javits Center followed by the Independent Art Fair, Future Fair, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show. The sensory overload was unreal, more artists, artworks, and styles than our brains could possibly compute! What I did find interesting compared to years past was a large resurgence of traditional subject matter. For being at a near weeklong event dedicated to contemporary art I saw more figurative, still life, and landscape painting than I anticipated.
While the art itself was amazing, it was also a liberating feeling to be back at a global scale event. It had been almost two years since we had gone to an opening or gallery, and getting to hang with friends and colleagues in the flesh was incredible. Not to mention being in Manhattan we grabbed some amazingly delicious Mediterranean food the first night followed by Italian. Plus, to top it off we grabbed a baker’s dozen of bagels on the morning ride out of the city. All in all, an extremely successful weekend getaway.
I highly recommend to anybody get on down into the city, walk through Chelsea, SoHo, Tribeca, or Midtown and do some gallery hoping. Who knows, you might actually find something you like.