Okay, so, this week is New York City’s art fair week. This may sound like a carnival replete with Ferris wheels, clowns and cotton candy, but it’s not, at least in the literal sense. An art fair is like a carnival in that there’s a lot of excess noise, visual information and people yelling over each other. But an art fair is actually a clearinghouse for art works, a pow-wow of dealers, galleries, curators and collectors that’s part tribe meeting and part shopping mall. n the US, the major players are basically Art Basel Miami Beach, a sister fair of Art Basel founded in 2002 occurring annually every December, and New York City’s Armory Show, founded in 1994 and taking place in March.
I am offering to erase my signature from signed books at 92nd St. Y.
Reacting to the refunding of tickets to the actor’s conversation with Deborah Solomon held at 92Y, Steve Martin has offered to erase his name from books he signed at the community center.
Here come the new collectors, same as the old collectors. Barron’s has an article on collectors from the developing world asking for unorthodox art deals, such as payment terms that extend over “weeks and months,” and failing to follow through on promises to buy. Silly new collectors! Don’t you know you’re growing faster than the US anyway!?