Another great INK Miami fair has come and gone! And this year we really did have exceptionally good weather – with the added bonus that it was a little too cool for the beach.
This year we were in Room 161 on the south side of the hotel, across the water feature from our previous room. Each of those suites is just slightly different from its neighbor so there some pre-fair anxiety as to fitting everything, but it worked out well and some of the small differences were even improvements, such as better lighting in the more interior room and easier-to-use shades. Some dealers had new furniture but fortunately we had the standard couch and always-admired-leopard-print chair that steals every shot it’s in.
|Our main room with the leopard-print chair and Art Students League wall.|
Our collection divided into three concentrations: The Art Students League (west) wall with work by WILL BARNET, THOMAS HART BENTON, ISABEL BISHOP, RIVA HELFOND, CLAIRE MAHL MOORE, and BEN SHAHN; the east wall with American Modernist drawings and prints by JOSEF ALBERS, WILLIAM BAZIOTES, HUGH MESIBOV, LOUIS SCHANKER and KARL SCHRAG; and the interior room (actually the bedroom of the apartment with the beds out) Atelier 17 intaglios by HOWARD DAUM, PETER GRIPPE, FANNIE HILLSMITH, and ANNE RYAN.
|Our 'Dance' Alcover with Curlee Raven Holton at left and William E. Smith at right.|
In the dinette there were a drawing by CURLEE RAVEN HOLTON and a painting by WILLIAM E. SMITH – both dance subjects by African-American artists. And best of all, HOLTON visited the fair and saw the drawing! It was a busy moment and we didn’t get to talk but I was so glad to re-new a very old acquaintance. There was a ‘City’ group with works by ANGELO PINTO, RUDOLPH RUZICKA and ANTHONY VELONIS (our ‘I Spy’ selection), and two NYC Central Park Zoo scenes by PEGGY BACON and VIRGINIA BILL.
|Rudolph Ruzicka, Brooklyn Bridge, 1915|
The inventory is now back at our Mana Jersey City office. It was lovely while it lasted!
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