The Art Fair Orbit

Love them or not, Art Fairs are a prominent part of the contemporary art world. Collectors see them as an opportunity for "one-stop," shopping and artists see them as an essential means of self promotion and exposure. The galleries vie for inclusion in the most prestigious of the fairs. Whereas fledgling fairs compete for premium galleries to participate. More often than not art-fair energy is vibrant, frenzied even. Art fairs range from the blue-chip focused Armory Show in NYC, where commerce and art are one, to rouge fairs sprouting all over the globe. Here we have a few selections, from Frau's perspective on work that stands out from the multitudes of art objects on display and for sale at thriving pop-up art markets worldwide.

Art Platform: Los Angeles

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Carole Feuerman piece (gigantic swimmer in the back) getting attention. These works always draw people in. I'd like to dive into the artist's process in creating these hyper realist yet lively and inviting art works.

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Remember this piece? This Brett Reichman painting caught my eye before. I overheard the word "exquisite," being bandied around by one of the men gazing intently at the eye of this centered storm.

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Nice: Tom Wesselman still-life.

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Frau Kolb 2012