Spring Fair Finds & Trends: Pt 1

April and May were busy months for Art Fairs all around – from Dallas to New York, our teams have gathered the latest trends in fine art. In Part 1, we explore examples of trends Female Focused Art and Portraits & Figurative Work.


Before we dive in, a bit more about the myriad Art Fairs that we were able to attend throughout late April and May:

  • Dallas Art Fair offered everything from Cowboy Rococo to Intimate Visions of Aging. There were a plethora of female-focused art, portraits, self-portraits and abstract works this year with distinctive big, bold, colorful looks.
  • Independent & TEFAF ran concurrently from May 12th – 16th.  Independent is a local-brand fair that features art ranging from the emerging to the radical old-guard.
  • The European Fine Art Foundation, TEFAF [New York] is the US edition of the well-established Dutch fair for antiques, fine art, and contemporary collectible design featuring highly curated vignettes of contemporary and classic pieces.
  • NADA, short for New Art Dealers Alliance, is a globally focused fair that recently relocated to West Chelsea and ran concurrently with Frieze and Volta from May 18th – 21st. The group is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art.
  • Basel-born Volta Art Fair took place in NY from May 17th – 21st and featured works focusing on identity, global events, and ideologies, with a particular focus on female artists.
  • Frieze New York, a spinoff of Frieze in London, introduced a reduced scale and offered 3 floors of expertly curated shows. The show ran from May 17th – 21st at its new location, The Shed in Hudson Yards.


Please enjoy this May collection which shares the latest trends while celebrating the work of contemporary artists!

Left: Karma showing Gertrude Abercrombie, Lois Dodd, Lynne Drexler, and Manoucher Yektai at TEFAF New York | Right: Paul P. showing with Maureen Paley Gallery at Independent
Right and Left: Winne Truong showing with Viviane Art at NADA | Center: Ola Rondiak with Alessandro Berni Gallery at NADA
Farley Aguilar with NIGHT Gallery at Dallas Art Fair
Monsieur Zohore with Magenta Plains at Dallas Art Fair
Left: Egon Schiele showcased by Richard Nagy Ltd. at TEFAF New York | Marcos Siqueira at the Mitre booth at Frieze New York
Left: Tomotoshi Hoshino with Japan Promotion at Volta | Right: Pamela Rosenkranz with the Miguel Abreu Gallery at Frieze New York
Left: Chris Duncan at Halsey McKay Gallery | Right: Quentin James McCaffrey with Nicelle Beauchene Gallery at Independent

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