The organizers of the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair are boasting success for the fourth-annual event, saying that the exhibitions drew more than 14,000 collectors, museum curators and art lovers from across the country. The fair took place between February 12 and 15 and displayed the work from more than 300 contemporary and post-war artists. Pieces sold at the show ran as high as $400,000, according to a statement.
Possibly boosting the fair were a number of other events taking place that same weekend. These included Modernism Week, the Tour de Palm Springs, a visit from President Barack Obama and, of course, Valentines Day.
Rick Friendman, the show’s producer stated following the exhibition:
“This weekend is the best, and perhaps only, art, design and architecture gathering of its kind in the world. Every day during the show I had people tell me this is the best art fair in California, but there isn’t another weekend that includes Modernism Week with the great art scene in Palm Springs.”
Below are some of the ceramic works on display that caught our eye. We have the scandalous Meissen figures of Chris Antemann, brutalized porcelain forms by Laurent Craste and Wanxin Zhang’s figures that look like Terracotta warriors on holiday.
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