Miami's Spinello Projects sells out booth on first day of Volta NY, a cutting-edge art fair devoted to 'solo shows' during New York's Art Week
Twenty of Miami-based Farley Aguilar's provocative paintings were purchased within the first hour of the fair
Anthony Spinello, 31, of Spinello Projects in Wynwood reported aggressive sales on the first day of Volta NY, which runs in conjunction with its big sister The Armory Show (the largest art fair in New York) during the city's art-saturated week headlined by the non-commercial Whitney Biennial, a leading museum show in its 77th year at the Whitney Museum of Art.
On Friday, March 7, esteemed collectors Susan and Michael Hort of New York purchased half of Farley Aguilar's booth presentation, including large-scale oil on canvas paintings from the Nicaraguan-born and Miami-based artist's new series, "The Veil," plus several older ink on mylar works. Within the hour, the remaining Aguilar pieces in the booth sold to other collectors such as Gail and Stanley Hollander of Los Angeles. Prices were not disclosed.
This is the first year Spinello Projects has exhibited in Volta NY in SoHo.
When asked what he will do now that his entire booth is accounted for and the pressure is off for the weekend, Spinello said, "Of course I'll show up. Need to represent." He expects visits from more collectors before the show closes on Sunday afternoon.
This is "the" week in New York for major art collectors, curators, gallerists and groupies to roam the fairs in search of what's new and next in contemporary art, a pastime that has recently seen a resurgence after a few years of distress as a result of the financial crisis.
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