ARTEXPO NEW YORK 2023 HIGHLIGHTS
Artexpo New York, the world’s original fine art marketplace and longest running contemporary art fair, held its 46th edition at Pier 36 in the trendy Lower East Side of Manhattan, March 30—April 2, 2023. More than 200 innovative international and national galleries, art publishers, and artists, showcased original work from literally hundreds of artists. The fair floor was full of excitement and energy — not to mention sales!
The 20,000+ ticket holders were a clear indication that art enthusiasts, collectors, and fans were eager to enjoy the hundreds of exciting and original artworks that exhibitors from 27 countries put on display, including prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclees, lithographs and glass works.
SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO!
Artexpo’s programming and events kept fair goers busy and exploring. From the Discoveries Collection to meeting the winners in the Spotlight Program, seeing the amazing artists showcased by the Visionary galleries to having an up close and personal experience with the artists in the Art Talks, and watching new art masterpieces being created right on the show floor. And a special collection on the Mezzanine in the Jason Perez Art Lounge. It was a fair filled with fun, events, and art!
The Spotlight Program provided collectors with a focused look at several galleries and prominent artists who created a site-specific exhibition. Spotlight Program recipients for 2023 included:
- Artur Gelumbauskas
- D’Arcy Bellamy
- Galerie Minrath
- Jael Roznicki
- Lilac Gallery
- Valentinarte Gallery
Learn more about each of them in the feature article in Art Business News!
New to Artexpo’s acclaimed fair programming were the selection of The Visionaries. Each Visionary was selected by Artexpo’s curatorial team based on three factors: unswerving representation of artist innovators, articulate and distinctive presentation of each artist’s work, and three or more years exhibiting at the fair. From the amazing list of exhibitors, the inaugural group of celebrated Visionaries included:
- Art Love Gallery
- Artavita / World Wide Art
- K-Art Projects USA
- Mecenavie Gallery
- Sarona Gallery / A&E Fine Art
- The Gallery Steiner
This year’s Art Labs featured a series of outstanding projects by leading galleries, art institutions, and art collectives presented on-site within the fair, and included
United Kids for Ukraine, Jason Perez Art Lounge by Jason Perez Art Collective, For the Children of Ukraine by Sammoun Fine Art, and Who Said It Was a Straight Line? by K-Art Projects USA.
SALES & SUCCESS STORIES
The number of sales and commissions reported throughout the show this year was impressive, as were the gallery placements by [SOLO] artists. Here is a brief look at some of this year’s reported exhibitor sales.
- Jason Perez Art had excellent success in their Lounge on the Mezzanine, placing Shawn Martin’s Blum Series #3, Ronen Azulay’s Inclusion, Pattie Suzette’s Going Ape Shit and King and the Neon Jungle, Fo$$’s Chupa, Monztells, King Maralox, and FYPM, Francisco Fleurimond’s LBJ and Kaws Big, plus works by Swift Creative, Jeffrey Spiegel, and others.
- Artavita – World Wide Art placed a number of its most popular works from its artists, including pieces by Moorland Productions, Edwin Mauras Modesti, Paul Hultman, Olivia Kapoor, Stephanie Trombotti, Beth Scher, Patrick Earle, Alejandro Rauhut, Lucienne Toledo, and Elisabet Engqvist.
- Samir Sammoun of Sammoun Fine Arts, a Redwood Art Group exhibitor for more than 25 years, proved to be one the most successful exhibitors with 17 pieces placed, ranging in price from $2,600 to $20,000, that included Le Printemps en Toscane, Yellow Poppies, House of Parliament, Clin d’oeil II, Bekoa Valley By Night, Moonrise Lafayette, Riviere St. Jacques, La Prairie, Fall, study, La Luminere du Nord, study, among others. His Bronze Willow Tree also sold with proceeds donated to UNICEF, for the children of Ukraine.
- K-Art Projects USA placed six pieces by artists Andre’s Croteau, Lara Alcantara, Carola Sperman, Christiam Ramos, Alejandro Rauhut, and Lucienne Toledo with prices ranging from $3,500 to $12,000. Several additional sales and a commission were reported to have been made in the week following the fair.
- Attilio Chen for Attilio Arts was a hit with collectors selling 14 pieces including This is Me, Half Of the Dream, The Distance, Love Harder, Love Me Forever, Free, Illusory, Naive, Waiting for the One, That’s a Kiss, Mahler’s Love Letter to His Wife, plus more than 15 small sketches
- ArtNWordz placed 60+ pieces, ranging from prints at $40 to originals at $2,700 to $8,500, including Morrison Head, Flying Off the Page, Spectacular Moment, I Wanna Be Like You, The Jazz Man, and RBG among others.
- Art Love Gallery represented its artists well with more than 40 pieces placed, including Jackie Fuchs’ Dog and Bear series plus the Eat This series and JMB and Dear Deer; Love Spray and Bowie by Con$umr; Ravi Raman’s Palm Springs, The Sheltering, and Topless; Jacinthe Rivard’s Roger Sterling and GenX; Tysen Knight’s Jean-Michel Basquiat Masterpiece Mash-Up; and Amy Shekhter’s Feeling Fancy and I Want It All. Prices ranged from $600 to $4,500.
- Jen Tough Gallery showed at Artexpo New York for the first time and successfully placed 14 pieces for her artists, including Katie O’Sullivan’s The Forgottoen Garden, Diane Warner Wang’s Solo in Blue, Miriam Traher’s It Goes Like This, Julia Foug’s Summer Series #5, Mandy Hurwitz’s Spring Still Life, Mary Ann Leff’s Night Boat, Carol Caletti’s Holding Down the Mountain and Walking Along the Shore, and Carol Jenkins’ Spring’s Rapture and Winter’s Secret.
- Sherwin Cadore had a busy SOLO booth with multiple pieces finding new homes, including Grenada Beach Scene #2, Yellow Bikini, Thrill Ride Ambition, Empress, Sojouner, Blue Fish, and Azure Fish.
- Ron Lake Photography captures attention with his amazing fine art photography, placing some images in multiple sizes and more than once: Abbaye de Senanque, Have You Any Wool, Let It Snow, Night Train, and Riva Classica Positano. Prices ranged from $1,100 to $5,000.
- Brinton Farrand engaged collectors selling 31 of his prints, plus several originals: Eyes Wide Shut, Stairway to Leave, Purple Graffiti Girl, and Beach Meditation.
Artists and galleries were presented special honors as recipients of this year’s Artexpo Awards. This year’s proud winners were the following:
- BEST BOOTH DESIGN: New York Art Gallery, Sachie Yoshini, and K-Art Projects USA
- SCULPTURE: Lee Gallery & Studios and Iu-Tian Tsai
- BEST NEW EXHIBITOR: Phoenix Art Bridge, Liyu Wu, and Jen Tough Gallery
- BEST INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITOR: He’s Art, Sanmu Kunisada, and Renssen Art
- DIRECTORS’ AWARD: Ellen Qiongzhao Schicktanz, Sammoun Fine Art, and Jason Perez Art
- BEST [SOLO] EXHIBIT: Airi Hara, Yi Zhu, and Jaekun Chung
- AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Yanbo Huang and Ren. Shapiro Tseh
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! THE MEDIA BUZZED!
Our team caught all the weekend’s happenings on camera for you to relive the excitement. Take a look at our Flickr photo album or see our posts on Facebook and Instagram for a glimpse of all that Artexpo New York had to offer. Thanks to everyone liking and following us on our social media channels—we love keeping you engaged! Be sure to go behind the scenes, and enjoy video highlights from the world’s largest fine art marketplace.
Media coverage included a shout-out in The Financial Times, DCMetro Theater Arts, Art Market Magazine, Luxury International, One Art Nation, Widewalls, Lux Lifestyle, and others.
WITH OUR THANKS!
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the countless exhibitors, collectors, galleries, and artists who played a part in Artexpo New York 2023. We would also like to thank our sponsors for making this year’s event one of the best. We are looking forward to seeing you again for Artexpo New York 2024 — April 4-7 at Pier 36!