THE SALON ART + DESIGN FAIR November 9—13
This is the sixth edition of The Salon Art + Design Fair (November 9–13). Taking place at the Park Avenue Armory, the fair presents more than 50 galleries, 32 of which are international, representing 11 countries. It offers an opportunity for discovery, bringing dealers specializing in both fine and decorative art together with top collectors in a unique setting. Fair first-timer interior designer Amy Lau will be featuring a curated living room titled “Atmosphere.” Other talented newcomers include Galerie BSL, Chesterfield Gallery, Etage Projects, Garrido Gallery, Twenty First Gallery, Liz O’Brien, Maison Rapin, and Lost City Arts.
The Salon Art + Design also features special exhibitions. Maison Giampiero Bodino of Milan will premiere a unique collection of the work of the master jeweler in the Armory’s elegant Library. Parley for the Oceans, in its mission to raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of our oceans, will create a large-scale immersive experience in collaboration with contemporary artist Doug Aitken. And Taschen will create a library of special limited-edition books for collectors.
Sponsors this year include Maison Giampiero Bodino, Ruinart, Goyard, Phillips, Taschen, and partnerships with The Judd Foundation, Dia Art Foundation, and Parley for the Oceans.
PERFORMA 17 November 1—19
Performa 17 is the organization’s seventh biennial, with three weeks of programming taking place throughout New York City. Performa 17 features major artist commissions—from Yto Barrada, William Kentridge, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Julie Mehretu and Jason Moran, Zanele Muholi, Wangechi Mutu, Kelly Nipper, Jimmy Roberts, and Tracey Rose. The biennial follows three themes: “Afroglossia,” “Circulations,” and Dada-ism, as well as a dedicated focus on South Africa. Works in painting, music, sculpture, film, dance, design, photography, digital media, architecture, and more will provide surprises in unexpected places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, and The Glass House.
PADDLE8 ARTWALK NY 2017 November 29
For the fourth year, Paddle8 has partnered with the Coalition for the Homeless for its annual ARTWALK NY. The organization provides food, clothing, housing, crisis services, job training, eviction prevention, and more for more than 3,500 New Yorkers every day.
This year’s event, the 23rd ARTWALK, honors artist Louise Fishman and philanthropists Vincent and Shelly Fremont. Bringing together artists and art patrons alike, ARTWALK NY aims to celebrate the role of artist as activist. Paddle8’s sale for the Coalition for the Homeless includes works donated by artists like Shelter Serra, Justine Hill, Shantell Martin, and more.
PHILLIPS EVENING SALE November 16
Phillips’ fall sale features a remarkable collection of works from the collection of Anne Marie and Julian J. Aberbach. Julian Aberbach was the founder of the music publishing business Hill and Range, where he and his brother Jean worked with stars like Edith Piaf, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
The Aberbach brothers built a collection of work by artists like Henri Rousseau, Francis Bacon, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Fernando Botero, Georges Rouault, and more. The Phillips sale features four works on paper from the prestigious collection—two by Pablo Picasso and two by Henri Matisse, legendary rivals and friends.
CHRISTIE’S POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING SALE November 15
The Christie’s fall Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale in New York includes an impressive selection of Abstract Expressionist masterpieces from a private collection. Highlights include works by Franz Kline, Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell, and Arshile Gorky, as well as Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso. “We have not seen such a comprehensive collection of American Abstract Expressionism come to market since 2012 and are particularly excited about a collection formed so thoughtfully with an eye toward the revolutionary spirit of art in the 20th century,” said Sara Friedlander, Head of Department, Post-War and Contemporary Art.
The collection of Heinz and Ruthe Eppler was built through a close connection to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s chief curator of modern art, Edward B. Henning. At the forefront of the selection is Kline’s Light Mechanic (1960). Pieces by William Baziotes, Louise Nevelson, and Milton Avery are also of note, alongside Picasso’s Portrait de Femme Buste de femme au chapeau (Dora Maar) (1943), Calder’s Calderoulette (1940–45), de Kooning’s Composition I (1955), and Krasner’s Shattered Light (1954).
SOTHEBY’S CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING AUCTION November 16
One of the most anticipated auctions of the season is the Sotheby’s New York Contemporary Art Evening Auction. Taking place November 16, the sale is sure to bring a crowd of eager collectors. Highlights from the evening auction include unparalleled works by modern masters and contemporary blue-chip artists alike.
We’re keeping an eye on a few pieces, like the Jean Dubuffet, Maison Fondée (1961), estimated at $12/18 million. From the collection of Yoko Ono is Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Cabra (1981- 82), estimated at $9/12 million. The sale also features “To Live with Art: Property from the Jerome & Ellen Stern Collection,” with works including Marlene Dumas’s Magdalena (1995), estimated at $3/4 million, and David Smith’s Voltri Bolton X (1962), estimated at $6/8 million.
HERITAGE AUCTIONS (LOS ANGELES) NEW YORK PREVIEW November 9-14
This November, Heritage Auctions will host a preview in New York of its Modern & Contemporary Sale to be held on November 30 in Los Angeles. The Dallas-based Heritage Auctions has offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Palm Beach, as well as Asia and Europe.
“It was time for Heritage to reimagine its presence not only in the Los Angeles art community but within the broader art market. Bringing our November auction to the West Coast was a move that made sense for us as well as our growing collector base in California,” said Leon Benrimon, director of modern and contemporary art in Los Angeles. “We wanted to find a way to engage our West Coast–based collectors on a larger scale,” said Frank Hettig, Heritage’s director of modern and contemporary art in Dallas. “In the auction world, Los Angeles has lived in the shadow of New York, and Heritage wants to change that.”
Highlights include Robert Morris’s Two L-Beams (1965), Pablo Picasso’s Scène de Tauromachie (1962), and Wayne Thiebaud’s Three Cake Slices (2008).