Preview Highlights of EXPO CHICAGO Online

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  • September 11, 2012

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Cy Twombly, Untitled (Scenes from an Ideal Marriage) 1986. Courtesy Gallery Karsten Greve.

Through a partnership between EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design, and, the leading online marketplace for contemporary art, art lovers around the world are now able to participate in the excitement of EXPO CHICAGO online. Today, Artspace unveiled the dedicated EXPO CHICAGO site – – where works from participating exhibitors including Kavi Gupta and Rhona Hoffman can now be previewed. EXPO CHICAGO will open the international fall arts season September 20-23 at Navy Pier.  Click here to visit Artspace's preview of EXPO CHICAGO. 


“We initiated this alliance because it's about providing value to the exhibitors that are participating in the fair, and in the 21st century e-commerce is part of the broader connection to collectors in art world,” said EXPO CHICAGO President and Director Tony Karman. “It made sense to us to expand our presence past our website and allow exhibitors to also have the chance to work with Artspace and provide greater exposure for their program and their artists. So for us it was an easy decision, to make sure that we’re doing right by our exhibitors.”


Launched in March 2011, is the only platform where users can buy works by top contemporary artists directly from artist studios, leading commercial galleries and prestigious cultural institutions, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center for the Arts, ICA Boston, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, David Zwirner, Marianne Boesky, 303, Rhona Hoffman, White Cube, Luisa Strina and many others - all in one place.


“By e-commerce enabling the contemporary art world, Artspace helps to expand the reach of leading cultural institutions, museums, commercial galleries, non-profits and art fairs,” said Christopher E. Vroom, Co-Founder and Chairman of Artspace. “ EXPO CHICAGO is a must-see event on the international fair circuit and Artspace is proud to bring the fair to a global audience through the Artspace platform.”


Top international dealers that are exhibiting online at include: David Zwirner (New York); Yvon Lambert (Paris); Galerie Karsten Greve (Cologne, Paris, St. Moritz); James Cohan Gallery (New York and Shanghai); and CRG Gallery (New York); among many others. Major Chicago galleries that are participating, meanwhile, include: Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago); Kavi Gupta (Chicago); Corbett vs Dempsey (Chicago); Catherine Edelman Gallery (Chicago); The Mission (Chicago); and Richard Gray Gallery (Chicago).

The inaugural EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design, will be presented at Navy Pier's Festival Hall from September 20-23, 2012. This four day art event will feature 120 leading international galleries and offer a curated blend of contemporary/modern art and design. Produced by Art Expositions, LLC under the leadership of President and Director Tony Karman, EXPO CHICAGO will feature a design-forward interior environment by the world renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang. The new fair will open the international fall arts season and will establish Chicago as a preeminent art fair and cultural destination. Vernissage, an exclusive opening night preview celebration benefitting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, will take place on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. For more information, visit

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