The Texas Contemporary Art Fair was at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center the first weekend in October. This was my first time visiting the event.
One exhibitor had framed Damien Hirst dot paintings for sale. They were only $5100 each, framed.
Damien Hirst Dots paintingOne painting deviated from Hirst’s normal “pure grid” layout, where each dot is “x” units wide, and space between is also “x” units wide. One column of dots was cut in half vertically and moved down half a row.
We enjoy Miró’s work and have two block-signed lithographs in our home, “The Sun” and “The Moon.” We were surprised to see that one exhibitor had several pencil-signed Joan Miró serigraphs and lithographs. The work below is interesting because the red, black and blue shapes have more defined, Calderesque, edges. Miro’s shapes often have irregular brushstroked edges.
We were drawn to the work of a Nigerian artist, Victor Ekpuk. His work uses a lot of symbols and characters.