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25 Art and Design Picks from Intersect Chicago

Alex Katz, Ada X 2, 2020. Courtesy Adamar Fine Arts

By PAUL LASTER, November 2020

Presenting 106 galleries from 25 different countries, the inaugural edition of Intersect Chicago, which runs through November 12, offers objects of art and design in a wide variety of materials by an international mix of contemporary artists and designers.  

Perusing the virtual fair, replacing the venerable SOFA Chicago for the 2020 edition due to COVID-19, we’ve chosen 25 works that we want to add to our collection—ranging from paintings by emerging African artists Anjel and Kelechi Nwaneri and sculptures by the established Roy Lichtenstein and Kiki Smith to surreal ceramics by Judy Fox and Jiha Moon and fascinating photos and collages by Sarah Charlesworth and Della Wells.

Scroll through to see more images of our favorite pieces at the fair. WM


 Daniel Bruttig, Newmelt (the haunting), 2018. Courtesy Marquee Projects Daniel Bruttig, Newmelt (the haunting), 2018. Courtesy Marquee Projects

He Wei, No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast. - William Shakespeare, 2019.
Courtesy Primae Noctis Art Gallery

Hamed Ouattara, Ouaga furniture, 2014. Courtesy OOA Gallery

Judy Fox, Untitled (big seed), 2020. Courtesy Nancy Hoffman Gallery

 Anjel, Anxiety within us, 2020. Courtesy Afikaris

Song Hongquan, Cloud 004, 2016. Courtesy Chambers Fine Art

Roy Lichtenstein, Landscape Mobile (Limoges), 1991. Courtesy David Benrimon Fine Art

Atang Tshikare, Peo (Seed), 2019. Courtesy Southern Guild

Della Wells, Our Ancestors Remind Us That We Will Survive This America, 2020. Courtesy Portrait Society Gallery

Bosco Sodi, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy Galería Hilario Galguera

Kelechi Nwaneri, Portrait of a Lady II, 2020. Courtesy Ebony/Curated

María Elena González, Carpet, 1998. Courtesy Hirschl & Adler Modern

 Clifton Childree, Art Gallery, 2020. Courtesy Emerson Dorsch

Zsofia Schweger, Chicago Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bed, 2019. Courtesy Sapar Contemporary

Adjani Okpu-Egbe, Nigerian Samaritan Rescuing Ambazonian Girls, 2018. Courtesy Sulger-Buel Gallery

Martin Eisler, Reversivel armchair, 1955. Courtesy Nilufar Gallery

 Sarah Charlesworth, Fruit Colored Fruit, 2002. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery

Kiki Smith, Sunrise, Sunset, 2016. Courtesy Krakow Witkin Gallery

Ali Maimoun, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy Galerie SINIYA28

Hans Op de Beeck, Timo (marbles), 2018. Courtesy Galerie Ron Mandos

Amber Cowan, Fountain in Shell, 2019. Courtesy Heller Gallery

 Jill Levine, Ofrenda, 2019. Courtesy High Noon

Chiaozza, Soft Slice, 2019. Courtesy Owen James Gallery

 Jiha Moon, Yellowave lucky teapot, 2020. Courtesy Mindy Solomon Gallery 


Paul Laster

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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