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Ross Bleckner at The Art Show

The Art Show Celebrates 60 Years of ADAA

The Art Dealers Association of America’s (ADAA) The Art Show is taking place in New York this week, open now through November 6, following its Benefit Preview Gala, which took place November 2. Presented by Lead Partner AXA XL, attendees will find the largest imagining of the fair to date coinciding with ADAA’s 60-year anniversary. On view at the Park Avenue Armory are 78 booths from nearly 200 ADAA member galleries, representing around 30 U.S. cities with solo and group presentations of artists, along with an online marketplace in partnership with Artsy.

The Art Show Courtesy of The Art Show and ADAA.

“Despite the saturation of art fairs around the world, the ADAA continues to be the favorite fair of many dealers—myself included because of its intimate scale, proximity to collectors, and the genuine sense of camaraderie that is felt between participating galleries,” said Susan Sheehan, the Chair of The Art Show Committee. “This year, the 60th anniversary has generated palpable excitement amongst ADAA members, as it’s a clear signal of our strength and maturity as an organization. I believe this is why so many longtime members, who have not necessarily participated in The Art Show in recent years, have been eager to return for our 34th edition.”

The fair’s exhibition design is by the architectural firm Bade Stageberg Cox, accompanied by the its first-ever Sustainability Roadmap (developed by Gensler to inform attendees of the event’s climate and wellness impacts). Within this layout, a record number of 56 booths feature solo presentations like Marcus Jahmal on view with Anton Kern Gallery, significant watercolors by Alice Neel presented by David Zwirner, Petzel sharing new paintings by Ross Bleckner, an exhibition of Yoko Ono’s Bronze Age series with Galerie Lelong & Co, and summer landscapes from Jay DeFeo, on view with Paula Cooper Gallery.

Ross Bleckner at The Art Show Ross Bleckner, “Untitled,” 2022, oil on linen, 72 x 72 inches, courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York.

Meanwhile, this year’s group exhibitions are highlighting a majority of women artists. These presentations of multiple creators include showcases like GAVLAK’s exhibition of 75 years of art from female artists, Jill Newhouse Gallery with the exhibition “Works on Paper 1817—2021,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery’s presentation of contemporary American abstract artists, and the work of eight women photographers on view with Howard Greenberg Gallery. Other presenting names to look out for include New York-based art spaces like Lehmann Maupin, Karma, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Nara Roesler, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, and Lisson Gallery, and names hailing from elsewhere in the country, like San Francisco’s Berggruen Gallery and Hosfelt Gallery, Locks Gallery of Philadelphia, the Chicago-based Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Fredric Snitzer Gallery of Miami, and Los Angeles’s Shoshana Wayne.

The Art Show was first conceived in 1989 to benefit the nonprofit Henry Street Settlement—an organization providing support to 50,000 New Yorkers in need annually. This 34th edition of the fair continues a mission that has been upheld for the last 30+ years, providing over than $35M in funding for the organization by donating all admission fees and gala proceeds toward its programming, which encompasses a range of charitable services and educational programs.

“I am so proud of the ADAA’s partnership with Henry Street Settlement,” said ADAA’s Executive Director, Maureen Bray. “Especially now, at a time when the art world is endeavoring to create more equitable spaces, The Art Show has continually benefitted one of the longest running social services, arts, and health care organizations in the country for the past 35 years and continues to collaborate with the Settlement in new and exciting ways.”

The Art Show Courtesy of The Art Show and ADAA.
Marcus Jahmal at The Art Show Marcus Jahmal, “Evening Smoke,” 2022, © Marcus Jahmal, courtesy of the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York.

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