New York’s American Art Week is dominated by the auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s taking place May 17-26. To coincide with the week’s theme, fourteen dealers team together for their own event, Just Off Madison: An Open House. Spanning the blocks between 67th-80th streets along Madison Avenue, these private dealers are rarely open to the public. So it’s worthwhile to make your way over for three hours this Wednesday.
These specialists in American art will mostly be showing paintings and works on paper dating from the mid-1800’s through present day. One example is Al Held’s Untitled (1961) at Betty Krulick Fine Art. Ltd. The other participants are Avery Galleries, Jonathan Boos, Connor – Rosenkranz, LLC, Debra Force, Fine Arts, Inc, Graham, Kraushaar Galleries, Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art, LLC, MME Fine Art, LLC, James Reinish & Associates, Inc, Franklin Riehlman Fine Art, Gavin Spanierman, Ltd, Lois Wagner Fine Arts, Inc and Meredith Ward Fine Art.
Also in the neighborhood, Alexandre Gallery, very much open to th public as a matter of course, acknowledge American Art Week with a special display of members of the Stieglitz Group along with their current exhibition, the redoubtable Bernard Langlais, as Americana as they come.