Finely Curated: At the Art Show, Dealers are Showing Focused Selections of Work

NEW YORK—The American Association of Art Dealers (ADAA) art fair is underway and the 72 participating galleries are exhibiting tightly curated selections of work. Many, like Metro Pictures where Cindy Sherman’s 1976 “Murder Mystery” series is on view and D.C. Moore Gallery which is featuring rare large-scale abstracts by Romare Bearden, are showcasing a single artist. The exhibit at Pavel Zoubok Gallery concentrates on collage. Others are highlighting particular schools or genres.

The Art Show is in its 24th year and benefits the Henry Street Settlement which provides Lower East Side residents with social services, healthcare and cultural opportunities. The show runs from March 7 to 11, 2012, at the Park Avenue Armory.

All photos by Arts Observer

Above, “Constellation #4 (White Album),” 2012 (acrylic on paper, in two parts) by David Muller. Top of page, “Fifty fifty, 8-track,” 2012 (acrylic on MDF) by David Muller, both at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.

“Hair Portrait 4,” 2012 (rhinestones, acrylic on board) by Mickalene Thomas at Lehmann Maupin Gallery.

Foreground, “Untitled,” 1990 (bronze) Martin Kippenberger. Background in corner, “From One to Five-Two,” 1991 (bronze with green patina) by Juan Munoz at Skarstedt Gallery.

From left, “Heart of Autumn,” circa 1960; “Green Torches Welcome New Ghosts,” 1961; “Old and New,” 1961 (all three oil on canvas) by Romare Bearden at D.C. Moore Gallery.

From Cindy Sherman’s extensive 1976 “Murder Mystery” series at Metro Pictures.

“Harlem Scene (The Butcher Shop),” circa 1942-43 (gouache on paper) by Jacob Lawrence at Debra Force Fine Art.

“Took for Granted,” 2008 (currency collage) by Mark Wagner at Paul Zoubok Gallery.

“Celestial String,” 2012 (wood rods, wooden balls, sponge rubber balls, nylon filament) by Kevin Osmond at Maxwell Davidson Gallery.

Drawings by Yoshitomo Nara at The Pace Gallery.

Foreground, “Bale Variant No. 0022,” 2012 (mixed media) by Shinique Smith at James Cohan Gallery.

Detail of “Portrait of Bill White,” 1971 (oil on canvas) by Alice Neel at Richard L. Feigen.

Works by Allan McCollum, including in background on wall, “Collection of Ninety Drawings,” 1988-90 (graphite pencil on museum board) at Friedrich Petzel Gallery.

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