Spring Fine Arts Scene

 Works by Tony Smith at Pace Gallery

Works by Tony Smith at Pace Gallery

The ADAA Art Show has made a smart move, scheduling its annual occupation of the Park Avenue Armory a week before the March Madness of New York’s art fairs. Those who give it their undivided attention, without pressure of competing events, will be richly rewarded.
— Roberta Smith, NY Times, March 1, 2018
 Kehinde Wiley Portrait of Dacdjo Ndie Joseph at Berggruen Gallery

Kehinde Wiley Portrait of Dacdjo Ndie Joseph at Berggruen Gallery

After reading about Barack Obama’s official portrait, it was fascinating to see the level of detail and precision in Kehinde Wiley’s work up close. The scale is quite large and commanding.
— Irwin Weiner ASID

Julian Opie Natalie Walking 2 - continuous animation on 55 inch LCD screen from Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Julian Opie’s animated art scored a big success as a crowd-pleasing combination of bold lines and movement. Art tech - great in an exhibition, but would it work in your home?
— Jay Johnson
 Nairy Baghramian sculptures from Marian Goodman Gallery

Nairy Baghramian sculptures from Marian Goodman Gallery

What: The ADAA Art Show at the New York Armory

Great review: ADAA: A Fair to Remember Starts a Month of Art Show Madness

The upshot: Lots of investment art at high price tags. Stimulating, inspirational. Good mix of sculpture, photography, classic and contemporary paintings, video art, and other genres. Set aside the worthiness of enriching talented artists by purchasing their work when first offered to the public - is it better for the designer or home owner to make a purchase of something fresh and new at a premium price, or wait until great art comes around for fractional prices at auction?