"The Best Art In The World"
By PAUL LASTER, April 2020
While the 12th edition of the Dallas Art Fair has been postponed until October 1 – 4, a new online platform launched this week, when the fair was originally scheduled to take place. Featuring 84 regional, national and international galleries, the online site, which runs through April 23, offers the opportunity to purchase works—with several pieces listed as sold or reserved on opening day—and encourages viewers to make curated selections to share on social media.
Our curated picks range from recent paintings and drawings by Oli Epp at Carl Kostyál, Erik Parker at Library Street Collective and Aurel Schmidt at The Hole and striking sculptures by Tony Matelli at Marlborough, Jean-Michel Othoniel at Perrotin, and Joana Vasconcelos at Mimmo Scognamiglio/Placido to dynamic photo/collage/painting pieces by Reed Anderson at Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Paulina Olowska at Simon Lee Gallery and John Sparagana at Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino.
Scroll through the images below to view of favorite works and check out the online platform for virtual tours of the fair with critics, curators and art advisors and Instagram TV/Live videos directly from artist’s homes and studios. WM
Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.
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