Press Release

Highlights of the 2016 Edition of The Art Show

Event Date: 
2 March 2016
New York, NY

ADAA Member Galleries Will Present Ambitious Solo Exhibitions, Group Shows, and New Works at The Art Show, March 2 – 6, 2016

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) today announced highlights of the 72 presentations at the 2016 edition of The Art Show. The nation’s most respected and longest-running art fair will take place on March 2-6, 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, with a Gala Preview on March 1 to benefit Henry Street Settlement. Selected from over 100 proposals from ADAA member galleries, this year’s presentations include ambitious solo exhibitions, thought-provoking group shows, and new works presented for the first time—providing audiences a rich selection of works from the late 19th century through today by artists of a variety of genres, practices, and national and international origin. Organized by the ADAA, a nonprofit membership organization of art dealers from around the country, The Art Show offers collectors, arts professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with artworks of the highest quality through intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated exhibitions that encourage close looking and active conversation with art experts.

Notable solo exhibitions for The Art Show 2016 include a joint presentation by Marianne Boesky Gallery and Dominque Levy Gallery of painting, drawing, and sculpture by Frank Stella, and early work by Marilyn Minter presented by Salon 94. Paul Kasmin Gallery will present the first exhibition of seven different bodies of work by Jules Olitski, spanning 45 years of the artist’s career. Rare, vintage performance photographs by Carolee Schneemann will be on view from P.P.O.W, while David Nolan Gallery will present an ambitious installation of a single work by Barry Le Va, retracing his groundbreaking investigations in sculpture from the late 1960s.

“Thoughtfully curated, high quality presentations are a signature of The Art Show—a unique art fair created and organized by a community of art dealers, rather than by an art fair operator. The show's intimate scale which encourages one-on-one interactions between visitors, experienced dealers, and artworks—represents an emphasis on meaningful and lasting relationships, beyond just transactions,” remarked Adam Sheffer, newly appointed ADAA president and Cheim & Read partner and sales director.

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Jules Olitsky, Courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery, Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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