NEW YORK--From Feb. 22 to 26, 70 of the nation's leading art dealers will exhibit paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs at the 13th annual Art Show. One of the most important art fairs in the United States, the exhibition will feature museum-quality works of art in all genres ranging from old to contemporary masters. Presented by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Art Show 2001 will be held at the Seventh Regiment Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York. All proceeds from The Art Show ticket sales will benefit Henry Street Settlement, a pioneering social service agency on New York's Lower East Side.
"The Art Show is an important annual opportunity for the international art community to meet with prominent dealers from across America," said O. Kelley Anderson, Jr., director of the show.
Maxwell L. Anderson, director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, will be the show's keynote speaker. His talk, "A Museum Director's Vision," will be held on Feb. 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Tiffany Room at the Seventh Regiment Armory.
Five new galleries will exhibit at The Art Show 2001: Edwynn Houk Gallery, Hans P. Kraus Jr., Inc., Matthew Marks Gallery, Jill Newhouse and David Zwirner Gallery.
Highlights of The Art Show 2001 include "Peaceable Kingdom of the Pensive Lion," (1847) by American folk-art painter Edward Hicks at Kennedy Galleries.
Jill Newhouse will show a Pierre drawing, "The Dining Room Overlooking the Garden," (1930). A self-portrait etching by Lucian Freud will be a highlight at Matthew Marks Gallery. Frank Stella's "The Betrothal in Santo Domingo" (1999) will be exhibited at Locks Gallery of Philadelphia. David Tunick, Inc. will feature a Rembrandt etching, "Abraham Entertaining the Angels," (1656) which hasn't been seen by the public in 30 years.
P.P.O.W. will show new figurative paintings by Julie Heffernan and Bo Bartlett, as well as work from Carrie Mae Weems's series "From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried." Nola Zirin's "Wild Posting," (2000) an oil on canvas that suggests bustling activity in a metropolis, will be seen at June Kelly Gallery. Curt Marcus Gallery will exhibit "Inkblot Drawing" (1991) by Bruce Conner. Richard Gray Gallery of Chicago and New York will show David Hockney's wildly colorful "The Twenty Third V.N. Painting" (1992).
Other American works include John Singer Sargent's watercolor, "Oxen on the …