Suzanne Lovell Inc

Fine Art

The Armory Show & TEFAF Maastricht 2018 in Review

March 22, 2018

With the spring art season underway, we wanted to give you a recap of art fairs we attended and the favorite artworks we saw.

Patrick Jacobs, Pink Forest, 2018. A gorgeous diorama installation on view at Pierogi Gallery during The Armory Show. Images courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc. and Surface Magazine.

We attended New York’s Armory Show held at Piers 92 and 94. This was the first show with executive director Nicole Berry at the helm and it was a great success! Despite the nor’easter storm we attended the VIP preview and were delighted. The preview was well attended and the exhibitors had beautiful artworks to offer.

Hugo McCloud, Untitled, 2018, patina, oil stick, solder on solid bronze sheet, mounted on aluminum frame. 90” H X 75” W. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc. and details courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery.

We saw this stunning painting from Hugo McCloud’s Metal Paintings series at Sean Kelly Gallery’s booth. Despite its imposing size, the painting drew you in for closer examination of its details. Although it is solid, the solder appeared to be in liquid form and offered great texture. We were not surprised to learn this painting quickly sold!

Sam Moyer, Edgewater Window, 2018. Stone, hand-painted canvas mounted to MDF panel, 96” H X 65 5/8” W. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc. and details courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery.

We are thrilled to include this Sam Moyer in Suzanne Lovell Inc.’s fine art portfolio! The details and architectural elements of this artwork are mesmerizing and we are eager to see this installed.

We were happy to see Carpenters Workshop Gallery and their unique booth featuring Nacho Carbonell’s lighting. The gallery even brought the artist’s full workbench with tools and maquettes from The Netherlands to recreate his studio!

Nacho Carbonell, Floor lamp with concrete base. Floor Lamp Concrete Base, Steel frame, metal mesh and paverpol mix. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc. and details courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

The Armory Show has been one of New York’s leading art fairs for 20th – 21st century art and welcomes 65,000 visitors annually. We look forward to attending next year!

Across the pond TEFAF opened their 2018 edition in Maastricht on Friday, March 9th. Founded in 1988 and maintained as a non-profit organization, TEFAF has a long history of exhibiting masterpieces in every category of fine art. Included at TEFAF are antiques, Old Masters, contemporary paintings, works on paper, 20th century design, and very fine jewelry.

Franz Gertsch, Selected Woodcuts 1986-2017. Image courtesy of TEFAF and details courtesy of Galleri K. The artist lent the gallery two engraved woodblocks to hang side by side with the two woodcuts of his iconic portrait of Natasha IV (1987-88). This is the first time the artist showed the woodblocks.

The fair is held annually in March at Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Center in the Netherlands. TEFAF provides international dealers with the opportunity to present museum-quality works to a broad base of collectors and aficionados.

One can purchase at TEFAF with peace of mind. TEFAF’s thorough vetting process of exhibitors and all items on offer is unrivaled. Virtually every item that an exhibitor presents at their booth has been scrutinized using the latest technology and equipment in addition to being reviewed by a panel of international experts [TEFAF].

Kate Malone, Passementerie Dark Lustre Gourd, 2016, Crystalline-glazed stoneware, 13″ H X 10 1/4″ Diameter. Image and details courtesy of Adrian Sassoon.

On view at Adrian Sassoon were gorgeous vessels by Kate Malone and Junko Mori. We are delighted to included works by these talented artists within our portfolio and look forward to what’s next!

Adrian’s booth was a very popular spot. Especially as TEFAF interviewed Adrian and Gonzague Mézin of Lignereux!

Junko Mori, Propagation Project; Spring Fever, Haiku, 2017, Forged mild steel, wax-coated, 13 3/4″ H X 14 1/8″ Diameter. Image and details courtesy of Adrian Sassoon.

We are eager to update you with upcoming art installations from our portfolio and art-focused travel with studio visits. Stay tuned!