Well-attended American Art Fair Shines in New Venue

Henry Koerner (American, 1915-1991) Under the Overpass, 1949.  Oil on masonite, 30 x 38 inches.  Courtesy of Jonathan Boos.
Henry Koerner (American, 1915-1991) Under the Overpass, 1949. Oil on masonite, 30 x 38 inches. Courtesy of Jonathan Boos.

The fourth incarnation of The American Art Fair triumphed at a dazzling new venue from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2011. Held for the first time at the Bohemian National Hall, a Renaissance Revival style building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the focused fair featured 17 leading gallery exhibitors offering prime examples of historic American art.

Works by Horace Pippin, Charles Prendergast, Harriet Frishmuth, Henry Koerner, and Oscar Bluemner were among the sales, according to Laura Beach's report.

The fair runs concurrently to New York's American Paintings auction series and the gallery open house called "Just Off Madison," making the post-Thanksgiving week in New York an annual destination for serious collectors of 19th to ealry-20th century American paintings and sculpture.

Museum curators and directors were among the 500 attendees of the preview gala on Dec. 27.



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