Monday, March 31, 2008

Bambino's SEE and Be SEEN: PULSE NY Version

First of all, thanks so much for all the support and kind words about my first post last week, it’s totally appreciated. As an encore, here is another one about the PULSE art fair. Although, you will have to forgive my English grammar, since English is my 4th language.


I wanted to post some pictures during the Pulse Art Fair, but as many of you know we were very busy and had an amazing successful art fair in NY this year. Even though we had extreme interest and were busy with our artist whose work we brought to Pulse Art Fair, I still had some time to snoop around. I saw tons of interesting work, and was very pleased with quality of work and booths by other galleries.

My best awards his year during Pulse Art Fair is following:

  1. Best support and organized award would definitely will go all team of Pulse, they were amazingly on top of all issues and made the place in few days from simple garage space to well respected and visited, professional space. Every year it’s getting more and more successful because of their hard work
  2. Best solo booth in the Pulse section would definitely go to Catherine Clark's booth with Masami Teraoka ‘s beautiful paintings and prints, with thoughtful curated and obviously very well worked arrangements with placing them. Work from 1974 till present.
  3. Best Impulse booth award is deserved by Morgan Lehman Gallery from New York. Hard work shoes itself, when you looked at their booth with very smart work by their artist John Salvest . My favorite piece was soap piece, which was sold at first day. I was sure that they would do very well with his work, and I wasn’t wrong at the end of Pulse Art Fair. Almost sold out booth, all works went to very good collections.
  4. Best performance would go to Mary Coble’s from Conner Contemporary Art Gallery. It was a pleasure meeting her in person, she is extremely brave artist to do live performance. Unfortunally my batteries died, so I couldn’t take any pictures. But I spent enough time to see how many people were amazed and stopped to watch. I am sure you will see pictures from the performance later at other blogs, because it’s totally deserve a great reviews.
  5. Best installation in a Pulse booth would go to PPOW. Oliver Blanckart's piece was a totally smart and impressive installation. Also, they had the cutest art handlers in their booth. :-)
And here are some of my favorite pieces I saw during the Fair.

One of the most amazing and memorable pieces was Petroc Dragon Sesti's sculpture the booth of
Carrie Secrist Gallery from Chicago.

Beautiful paintings by Laurie Hogin at Schroder Romero Gallery, which I really love love (hint, hint). All her paintings were sold out. And SchroeRo girls couldn’t more than nicer to us, and do not miss their opening this Friday.

And I totally loved the wooden Gucci shoes by Lee Stoetzel from MixedGreens Gallery, whose work I saw first time in the gallery last year and during Year 07 Art Fair in London. Monica and Steve were as usual very nice and helpful to tell me about their artist in their booth.

And it was totally fun to see our friend Andrea from Artrepco Gallery Switzerland. The opening night she was elegant in her South African Dress, I am sure a lot of people must have seen it and saw how beautiful she was in it.

The funny and complicated sculpture by Sarah Anne Johnson at Julie Saul's booth by was also one I really liked. And Vadim Katznelson's painting at Margaret Thatcher's booth is beautiful and colorful.

Also, I must say most of the artist, bloggers, and friends whom we saw during the Art Fair were very supportive and nice, with their sweet short Hello’s and congratulations to our booth. And I especially enjoyed those of you who asked me to post more. It was nice to hear it and thank you all.

I really wanted to put more pictures and more information about more works I’ve seen but even though all dealers extremely sweet and generous with all information about artist, I wouldn’t steal their time during art fair, where it is important to help and pay attention to people who are interested in their booth. And I had to be at our booth as well.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Mark Creegan said...

John Salvest Rocks the Casbah!!

3/31/2008 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been following the various fairs mainly by watching James Kalm videos on YouTube. I'm not sure if it was at Pulse (I think it was) but he showed some embroidered work near the end of one of his videos that was absolutely amazing. It looked like a photo realist painting. Have no idea how the artist created it. Really unbelievable.

3/31/2008 10:48:00 PM  
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4/01/2008 12:42:00 AM  
Blogger Aaron Wexler said...

Your booth looked solid. When I came by you had the most crowd traffic at the fair and certainly you looked busy chatting the art-interested.
p.s. who couldn't like the Petroc Dragon Sesti sculpture? I was totally seduced. I didn't know wether to light a joint or call NASA.

4/01/2008 03:11:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Sorry I missed talking with you Aaron. Many thanks for stopping by though.

e_

4/01/2008 03:51:00 PM  
Blogger Bill Gusky said...

I'm digging this Vadim Katznelson guy. How's he do that, it looks like bursting color biscuits of narrow tube-like objects that grow almost organically.

His website's kinda short on photos. Dang it!

4/01/2008 05:29:00 PM  

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