The ADAA ART FAIR, February 21st through 25th in New York

February 22nd, 2008

The Art show opening via ADAA

The ADAA got off to a steady start with the opening gala February 21st. Known as America’s most prestigious art fair, this years opening was attended by luminaries such as billionaire collector Eli Broad and New York Observer publisher Jared Kushner.

The Art Dealers Association of America [ADAA]
ADDA’s last night opening [ArtInfo]
The 20th annual show for the Art Dealer Association of America [Bloomberg]

Although Wall Street offered a shaky backdrop, sales were solid, with dealers such as Paul Kasmin and Garth Clark reporting brisk returns already. An impressive feature of the fair this year were the spectacularly embellished artist stalls, with artists such as Edward Ruscha, Donald Judd, Andreas Gursky, Amy Sillman, Tina Barney involved in design of some of the booths. Augmenting the effect was the recently renovated Park Avenue Armory building itself, which offered a backdrop of work done by contemporary artists such as Spencer Finch, Lisi Raskin, and Pietro Roccasalva. Comprised of 70 of the nation’s leading galleries, the ADAA fair is known for offering museum-quality work in a smaller, more intimate setting. The fair will run through February 25th this year.

Amy Sillman, “O&N” via ArtInfo

James Rosenquist, “Brighter than the Sun” via ArtInfo

Donald Judd via ArtInfo

Andreas Gursky, “Kathedrale I” via ArtInfo