Christie's Capera Ryan and Robert Manley at 171 Oak Lawn Ave., the warehouse space Ryan transformed into a preview palace for the auction house's May 12-14 sales. A Rembrandt Bugatti Vitesse was also parked inside.
At Valley House's booth, giant portraits by Yale-educated Texas painter Sedrick Huckaby attracted attention and buyers. "Sedrick, Sed, Daddy," 2013-2014, sold for $38,000.
Dallas native/now L.A. gallerist Esther Kim Varet of Various Small Fires shown packing for the Fair. Watch this blog Tuesday, April 21, for Kim Varet's report from Dallas.
An impromptu visit to Dallas artist Sherry Owens' studio adjoining the Design District yielded an enchanting encounter. Talk about Twig City — and a terrific bonus experience!
Zieher Smith & Horton's booth, with its Cheetos sculpture by Mike Womack, served as a metaphor for the entire fair-going experience.
At the Dallas Museum of Art, the Borremans' survey provided a nice bookend to the Fair. Shown: Michaël Borremans' "The Angel," 2013, courtesy Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp; © photo Dirk Pauwels
Sicardi Gallery's serene ode to Latin American modernism — starring kinetic master Carlos Cruz-Diez — was one of the Fair's museum-quality booths.
Wade Wilson set up a salon at the Fairmont with headliners Danielle Frankenthal, Joseph Marioni, Floyd Newsum and Florence Pierce. Shown: Frankenthal's "Turbulence #3," 2013.
Newcomer to the Fair, Dallas' Zhulong Gallery presented projections by Renee Cox. Shown: Zhulong's Jessica Ingle and Aja Martin.
Another museum-worthy booth, Hales Gallery from London presented Frank Bowling's breakthrough '60s and '70s-era "Map Paintings" (also concurrently on view at the DMA).
Michael Craig-Martin, the honoree of Friday night's MTV Re:Define bash, took over the town. Craig-Martin's vibrantly hued stiletto greeted fair-goers at the entrance to FIG.
The mise en scène at MTV Re:Define's elegant, glam and fabulous auction benefit. The over-the-top night raised $2.2 million for AIDS prevention and the Dallas Contemporary
Cheetos, Corn Flakes and a Bugatti, a Twig Room, Twin It-Girl Brit Painters + a $2.2 Million Night: 12 Highlights from Dallas Arts Week 2015
We already reported upon the remarkable David Salle showing at the Dallas Contemporary, which deserved its own blog post. Here are more memories and moments from a week that was, April 8 – 12 in Dallas, a new pinnacle in the increasingly international saga of the Texas art scene.