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Dallas Art Fair vs. SP-Arte: Texas Tackles Brazil

Klara Kristalova, The last animals, 2016 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong 

APR. 2017

With two major art fairs taking place at the same time (April 6–9) on two different continents what’s an art lover to do? You either rack up some more airline miles, cash in your frequent flyer award points or do what we like to do—view Whitehot’s curated selection from each of the fairs online and then imagine that you can take home whatever your heart—and eye—desires.

The Dallas Art Fair returns to the Fashion Industry Gallery for its ninth edition with a formidable list of exhibitors—including Gagosian Gallery, Simon Lee Gallery and Skarstedt Gallery, Shane Campbell Gallery, and Lehman Maupin, which are all new to the fair this year. With more than 90 galleries from 16 countries, this year’s show looks like it could be its best.

Amongst our favorite artworks being exhibited here are Marc Dennis’ realistic still-life painting of luscious flowers at Dallas’ Cris Worley Fine Arts, Francis Upritchard’s gesturing bronze figure at London‘s Kate MacGarry, Jason Middlebrook’s geometric abstraction on an elm plank at New York‘s Ameringer McEnery Yohe, Luis Gispert’s abstraction made by embedding gold chains in a field of black stones at Palma de Mallorca’s Lundgren Gallery, and Klara Kristalova’s ceramic sculpture of animals in a tub at Lehmann Maupin, with galleries in New York and Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, down in Brazil, the thirteenth edition of SP-Arte features some 120 international exhibitors—including Cheim & Read, Galeria Nara Roesler, Lisson Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, Mizuma Art Gallery, and White Cube—exhibiting modern and contemporary art and design at the São Paulo’s Cicillo Matarazzo Pavilion, which was designed in 1951 by Oscar Niemeyer, in the city’s historical Ibirauera Park.

Standout pieces at SP-Arte include Vik Muniz’s Op Art abstraction from his “Handmade” photographic series at São Paulo’s Carbono Galeria, Haegue Yang’s wooly beast sculpture at Mexico City’s kurimanzutto, Saint Clair Cemin’s surreal ballerina cast in copper at Porto Alegre’s Bolsa de Arte, the Campana Brothers’ stool made with toy stuffed animals at São Paulo’s Firma Casa, Wolgang Tillmans’ photographic still-life of a big peach with other fresh fruits, and Lynda Benglis’ biomorphic gold-leafed sculpture at Cheim & Read. 

Scroll through the images below to see more art and design from these two fine fairs. WM

Adrian Esparza, Cities, 2017 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Taubert Contemporary, Berlin

Marc Dennis, Jacob's Ladder, 2017 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Cris Worley Fine Arts, Dallas

Ian Davis, Broadcast, 2014 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Josh Lilley, London

Ted Larsen, Act Naturally, 2016 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Conduit Gallery

Claire Sherman, Leaves and Vines, 2017 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy DC Moore Gallery

Louise Despont, Yellow Arrangement, 2017 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York

Luis Gispert, Black Boy George II, 2015 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca

Iván Argote, America, 2017 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul

Adam Fuss, Wish, 1992 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy PDNB Gallery, Dallas

Anton Henning, Abstrakte Komposition No. 4, 2015 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

 Tony Feher, Untitled, 2012 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco

Anna Ostoya, Lee 6, 2017 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Bortolami, New York

Jason Middlebrook, Dividing My Time, 2017 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York

Joanne Greenbaum, Untitled, 2016 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago

Tracey Emin, Just Let Me Love You, 2016 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Donald Baechler, Fear of Flirting, 2016 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis

Francis Upritchard, Gesturing Bronze, 2006 at Dallas Art Fair. Courtesy Kate MacGarry, London

 Humberto and Fernando Campana, Cake Stool, 2008 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Firma Casa, São Paulo

 Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Field 239, 2009 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Japan House, São Paulo

Wolfgang Tillmans, Peach alive, 2016 at SP-Arte. Courtesy David Zwirner,New York and London

Pascale Marthine Tayou, Pascale Masquée, 2016 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Le Moulin and Beijing

 Joaquim Tenreiro, High back curved chairs, ca. 1960 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Loja Teo, São Paulo

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of you + Me (Prince), 2006 at SP-Arte. Courtesy André Viana, New York

Renate Bertlmann, Zärtliche Berührungen [Tender Touches], 1976 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Richard Saltoun, London

Guilherme Vaz, Killed, 2015 at SP-Arte. Courtesy A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro

Lina Bo Bardi, Magazine Holder Lina Bo Bardi, ca. 1940 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Etel, São Paulo

Andreas Eriksson, Umbra, 2017 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Lothar Baumgarten, Touchwood Binary Opposition, 1970 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris and London and Galleria Franco Noero, Turin

Vik Muniz, Nostalgia, 2016 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Carbono Galeria, São Paulo

Gerson de Oliveira and Luciana Martins, Tijuana shelving system, 2013 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Ovo, São Paulo

Lynda Benglis, Pattee, 1981 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York

Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled, 2016 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Madragoa, Lisbon

 Saint Clair Cemin, Ballerina, 2006 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Bolsa de Arte, Porto Alegre and São Paulo

Federico Herrero, Letter soup, 2015 at SP-Arte. Courtesy Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo

Haegue Yang, The Intermediate – Woolly Cave Dance, 2017 at SP-Arte. Courtesy kurimanzutto, Mexico City



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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