“Our second edition proved to be a great step forward in establishing Chicago’s rightful place on the international art fair calendar each September,” observed EXPO CHICAGO President and Director Tony Karman of this year’s four-day event which drew in a record number of 30,000 visitors.
“We proved that we can attract art enthusiasts from the greater Midwest, both coasts and internationally, and we are very proud that many of our participating galleries were successful in selling artwork while connecting with visiting collectors and curators who attended. We remain extremely grateful for the ongoing support of our local museums, institutions, collectors and cultural leaders and look forward to broadening our collaborative partnerships with more regional and international institutions in the future.”
EXPOSURE, the section of the fair dedicated to galleries, also reported success including Blackston Gallery, New York; DODGEgallery, New York; Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; MARSO, Mexico City; and Spinello Projects, Miami.
“We presented a range of sculpture, paintings, video works and photography at this year’s EXPO CHICAGO,” notes Christopher D'Amelio, partner, David Zwirner/New York. “We had a positive response from both long-time collectors of the gallery along with some new faces.”
“Business at EXPO CHICAGO this year was significantly improved from last year. We experienced greater and more substantive attendance and booked nearly a dozen purchases,” adds Paul Gray, Richard Gray Gallery.
“The electricity was palpable, sales brisk, and we built on the success of last year,” concludes Miles McEnery of Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York. “ Looking forward to returning next year.”