Category Archives: Art Appreciation

NY Art Fairs: A Feast of Art in March During Armory Show 2013

The Armory Show 2013 New York Art Fair

The scene at The Armory Show 2013 in New York City.

Would you like to see highlights of one of the world’s largest contemporary art fairs?

I am excited to share top picks from my annual pilgrimage in March to New York City for The Armory Show, a massive fair featuring over 210 galleries from 30 countries, plus other art fairs happening in Manhattan during the same time.

It is a weeklong feast of art! Along with The Armory Show, I packed in visits to five other art fairs, including The Art Show of ADAA and Volta NY, attended several special art events and dropped by numerous galleries in NYC.

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Best Art Fairs 2013

The Armory Show in New York A Leading International Art Fair

The Armory Show in New York. Photo by Cheryl Perkey, Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

Where in the world is the best place to see contemporary art? Depends on the month! Throughout the year, major art fairs are staged in various cities around the globe. These fairs give art lovers the chance to see a huge diversity of art, all at one time, all at one place.

I am pleased to give you my recommendations for the top contemporary art fairs in 2013. Mark your calendar!

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Advice for Art Collectors

Tips for how to start an art collection and where to buy art Worth Magazine interviewed art advisor Cheryl Perkey for Ten Questions for Your Art Advisor. The article offers tips for art collectors, such as: How to start collecting art? What is hot right now? Where are the best places to buy art?

Check out the full article at Worth Magazine. Or contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor for advice on collecting art.

Contemporary Art Sales Break Auction Records

Jackson Pollock Painting World Record Auction Price

Jackson Pollock’s Number 4, 1951, sold at Sotheby’s this week for $40.4 million, a record for the artist

The market for contemporary art is on a hot streak, as evidenced by back-to-back record smashing auctions this week at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York.

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale on November 13th reached the highest total of any auction category in Sotheby’s long history, raking in over $375 million (beating the firm’s previous record of $362 million set at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in May 2008). World record auction prices were attained for five artists: Hans Hofmann, Arshile Gorky, Robert Motherwell, Wade Guyton and Jackson Pollock, with Pollock’s “Number 4, 1951,” selling for $40.4 million. A seminal large-scale 1954 painting by Mark Rothko was the top lot in the auction at $75.1 million.

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Art Platform-Los Angeles Art Fair 2012

Art Platform Los Angeles Art Fair 2012 Come to the international art fair this weekend! With over 80 exhibitors, you can enjoy art from around the world at Art Platform-Los Angeles, a modern and contemporary art fair now in its second year in L.A. It will be held Sept. 28-30 at historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, CA.

Also you will have an opportunity to attend various enlightening panel discussions which will be presented at Art Platform each day. Plus check out a number of special exhibitions such as the Art Platform Projection Series which features a number of interactive and generative works by some of today’s most exciting contemporary digital artists seen at key points throughout the venue.

Contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor to receive our picks for the “must see” artworks at Art Platform-Los Angeles.

For more details and admission tickets, visit www.artplatform-losangeles.com. We will be there, and we forward to seeing you!

ARTmageddon: Less Car. More Art!

An artful antidote to Carmageddon Los Angeles traffic Instead of stressing in traffic during Carmageddon II (the Los Angeles 405 Freeway closure on Sept. 29-30), why not stay in your neighborhood and enjoy some art? Walk, bike or metro to an art event near you this coming weekend for ARTmageddon, an artful antidote to Carmageddon. More than 100 artists, art organizations and community partners have teamed up for ARTmageddon.

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NEW.ART.NOW: Don’t Miss the First Art Bienniel in Los Angeles

Made in L.A. 2012 First Los Angeles Biennial

See sixty up-and-coming artists at the first Los Angeles biennial, now through Sept. 2, 2012, at the Hammer Museum, LAXART, and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Summer is ending soon. So is the first ever Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012.

You have just two weeks left to see Made in L.A. 2012, and I hope you will. I love recommending exhibitions that can give busy people like you a unique and enlightening art experience in a single encounter. Made in L.A. 2012 is one of those events.

Featuring sixty artists, it offers a snapshot of the current art trends and practices flowing out of Los Angeles, one of the most active and energetic art communities worldwide! The emphasis is on up-and-coming and under-recognized artists, and will debut new installations, videos, sculptures, performances, and paintings produced especially for the biennial.

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Who Will Be the Next Most Collectible Artist?

Amanda Ross-Ho at MOCA Pacific Design Center

Amanda Ross-Ho HALF OF WHAT I SAY IS MEANINGLESS, 2008, installation view. Photo Credit: Robert Wedemeyer

Check out predictions by Art+Auction Magazine of 50 artists whose works may have “room to grow aesthetically and rise in terms of monetary value” in the future.

Is your favorite artist in this list? What do you think of the magazine’s picks? Please let us know in the comments or on our website.

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Mark Bradford: Archaeologies of the City Made Beautiful

Mark Bradford, The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, at SFMOMA

On view at SFMOMA: Mark Bradford (American, born 1961), The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, 2011, Mixed-media collage on laminate paperboard

Heading to San Francisco? Be sure to see the dazzling exhibition of Mark Bradford’s artworks at SFMOMA.

Mark Bradford takes urban detritus, such as street posters and string that he scavenges from his own neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles or other cities, and transforms it into colorful and richly layered abstract paintings.

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How to Work With an Art Advisor

How to work with an art advisor

Scene at an art fair: Scope 2012 in New York City

How can you benefit from the professional skills of an art advisor? Check out this recent article in Investment Advisor Magazine’s AdvisorOne Newsletter, with an interview of Cheryl Perkey, owner of Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

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