With Art Southampton, Art Miami Enters Summer Fair Market

The announcement. (Courtesy Art Miami)

The Art Miami fair company today announced plans to create a new fair called Art Southampton, which will take place July 26-30 in its namesake Long Island hamlet with around 75 modern and contemporary galleries. A news release notes that the fair will be housed in a 75,000-square-foot pavilion “behind the Southampton Elks Lodge and adjacent to Mercedes Benz of Southampton.” Read More


NADA Will Hold a Fair in New York City in May 2012

NADA Miami Beach 2011. Photo by Andrew Russeth.

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), the organization of galleries that holds its own art fair in Miami Beach each year during Art Basel, will be doing a fair in New York in May 2012, according to an e-mail sent out to its members. This is the latest in a series of expansions for NADA. Read More


Notorious VIP: After a Stumble, an Online Art Fair Embraces Its Tech Side

A screen capture from VIP 1.0.

Let’s assume for a moment that is the best way to sell something to someone else online, the Platonic ideal of website retail. Imagine a version of that exists for just one week a year and requires you to have a little instant message conversation with a salesman as the first step to any transaction. If he likes you, or you’re known to him, he might take you to a “private room,” identical to any other inventory page, but where they keep the really good thriller novels. Fair warning! This version of has a reputation for being a little quirky technically as well. The chat function isn’t reliable, and the whole site once had to be taken offline for several hours, during that week of its existence. Read More


Richard Prince Is a Phony: Bargain Hunting at the New York Art Book Fair

A first edition "Catcher in the Rye."

“You want to go mosh out to the sweaty zine tent?” said Bill Powers, curator, Half Gallery owner and reality TV judge, as we descended the staircase at the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 last night. Mr. Powers was our guide for the evening. As he asked the question a young woman passed us going up to the third floor. “Mosh out in the zine tent,” she sang to herself when she thought we were out of earshot. Read More