A well-traveled Tony Karman, President and Director of EXPO CHICAGO, recently returned from visiting Galleries in Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Mexico City, Basel, Canada and Brussels.
The Art Show is not only the Art Dealers Association of America's 25th annual fair but also the nation's longest running fine art fair. And The Armory Show celebrates its 15th year, as well as the 100th anniversary of the legendary 1913 Amory Show International Exhibition of Modern Art.
The discussion this day though was what had happened following the storm. There was talk of the difficulties faced in doing business and troubles with cell phone coverage; but mostly about the damage the storm had done to "art."
As fairgoers clumped around Petroc's "Élan Vital," we decided to lay a boundary of masking tape around the sculpture in efforts to dissuade climbing, fingerprints, and face-smearing on the glass sphere and stainless steel podium. In the end, our genius idea was only mildly effective.