ADAA Collectors' Forum

Thursday, May 24, 6:00pm

New York in February. Maastricht and Dubai in March. Chicago in April. Basel in June. Paris and London in October. Miami Beach in December. What's an art collector to do? With the overwhelming number of art fairs today, serious collectors have found themselves regularly boarding airplanes to see the latest art. In this Collectors' Forum, four ADAA dealers will offer collectors an inside look at the rapidly growing world of fine art fairs. Do dealers really save their best work for the fairs? How are art fairs affecting the art market? While providing an overview of the current scene, the role of art fairs in the current cultural landscape will be explored. What art fairs are the most important? Which established fairs are crucial and which emerging fairs are worth a trip? And why is the art market becoming so event-driven? Next year, ADAA's own art fair—The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City—will celebrate a milestone with The Art Show's 20th anniversary edition. Back in 1989, art fairs were a rarity. Today, with the frenzied pitch of the art market at an all time high and countless fairs around the globe, clearly some reflection is in order. Art fairs offer numerous opportunities for both collectors and dealers, yet do we need so many of them? Sponsorship provided by Lehman Brothers.

The Art Show 2007. Photo Credit: Richard Cummings



Mitchell-Innes & Nash
1018 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075


Lucy Mitchell-Innes
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Lawrence Luhring
Luhring Augustine, New York

Andrew Fabricant
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago and New York

Carla Chammas
CRG Gallery, New York


Allan Schwartzman
Art advisor and writer