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This year was a particularly important one for us in Dallas, as we launched the Whitewaller Dallas print issue and digital app with our amazing Guest Editor Tina Craig. To celebrate the launch of Whitewaller Dallas we organized an intimate dinner at The Joule hotel with Harry Winston, curated by Ruinart, on April 7 to celebrate the beginning of the city’s Art Week.
As for the fair itself, we were very happy to see how it is evolving alongside the art community of Dallas, and catch up with two of the biggest forces behind it all, collectors Cindy and Howard Rachofsky. This year the Dallas Art Fair opening gala (preceded by the debut of an incredible Irving Penn exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art the night before) showed once more how the fair is gaining favor from both local and international patrons. This year there was a well-curated group of regional, national, and international galleries represented. To only name a few, we particularly enjoyed seeing the selection offered by Galerie Perrotin, LisaBird Contemporary from Vienna, David Kordansky, and the Louise Alexander gallery. This year the selection was rich and eclectic and showed the fair coming of age.
The Dallas Contemporary opening exhibitions of Paola Pivi, Dan Colen, and Helmut Lang added a definitive twist to the week, making it one to remember. We particularly enjoyed the the talk at Nasher 360 with Amy Cappellazzo, Paul Schimmel, and Stefan Simchowitz, discussing the evolving relationship between dealers, collectors, institutions, and artists.
And how could we not mention the Eye Ball event organized by The Joule which created a magical atmosphere to close out the week. On a personal note, we would like to take this opportunity to once again thanks Tina Craig, Cindy Rachofsky, and the entire Dallas art community for their hospitality and for making last week something truly special. We are already looking forward to next year!