Here’s the fair, blogged at it unrolls at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center.
Thursday Night Opening and VIP preview
The always well-dressed Paul Middendorf was among the throng of party-goers that passed the Glasstire booth.
Some loved our taxidermy homages to Rauschenberg and Beuys more than others . . . but no one got away without a trick-or-treat bag (right, in the background).
Next door, the West Collection was showcasing its favorite Philadelphia artists in a beautiful mahogany-decked shipping container, including this pipe cleaner marvel by Don Porcella, even though, they sheepishly admit, he lives in Brooklyn.
Debra Barrera, proud Houston artist, and the drawing Moody Gallery sold for her in the fair’s first nine minutes! Bonanza!
Feature’s booth was crammed with interesting, colorful paintings; Andrew Masullo, a personal favorite, had his own wall (right).
Friday, October 11
CAMH curator Dean Daderko stands out against the Susie Rosmarin’s op grid. Rosmarin, like Barrera is a candidate for the fair’s $10,000 artist prize. Daderko will be featuring some of her paintings in his slice of the CAMH’s year long anniversary show series.
Glasstire intern Nohelia Vargas, who “wants to be an art collector when she grows up” got some advice from Judy Nyquist who told her, “it doesn’t take a lot of money to be a collector; just follow your passion and buy what you like.” She posed in front of the piece she’d most like to own; Tara Tucker’s Bigfoot Loves Minicorn, 2013 from Rena Brantsten Gallery.
also by Bill Davenport
- Richter Swap: Pace Foundation Managers Sell Painting To Fund New Art Campus - October 19th, 2014
- Dating App as Social Media Lab: Tinder Guys Posing With Art - October 17th, 2014
- The Buddha's in the Background - October 15th, 2014
- IRS Tries to Upset Artist/Teacher Applecart: Crile Case Makes Art Safe for the Unprofitable - October 12th, 2014
- New Faces at the Dallas Museum of Art: Berry CFO - October 11th, 2014