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ADAA Collector's Guide: Free Online Pamphlet
ADAA Collectors Guide

Buyer's and Seller's Bible

The prestigious and exclusive Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) has launched its new free online Collector's Guide.

The slim, 48-page, free pamphlet is a guide to the fine art world and provides a primer on buying and selling and the role of dealers in the marketplace.
Plugs for dealers crop up ("One can easily overpay at auction, and when selling at auction, one may well net less than by selling through a dealer"). Yet the advice is often considered and fair. The ADAA is a non-profit association whose members include many of North America's best galleries.

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ADAA Distributes Relief Funds to Art Galleries

Immediate grants will assist in recovery and restoration of art spaces

November 2012, New York, City—The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) today announced the first recipients of the ADAA Relief Fund emergency grants. Wallspace, Bortolami Gallery, Derek Eller Gallery, and Printed Matter, Inc. are the first recipients of grants distributed to rebuild galleries after the catastrophic damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy. Initiated by ADAA members in response to the devastation wrought by the storm, the funds provide support for member and non-member galleries in the process of restoration.

Executive Director, Linda Blumberg explained the urgency of the grants, stating “We are making resources available as quickly as possible to the galleries most at-risk and we believe that these emergency grants will provide much needed funds that will help restore the community. ADAA dealers are committed to supporting their colleagues and have responded with extraordinary generosity.”

In the week following the launch of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Relief Fund, donations from all sectors of the arts community have more than doubled the grant monies available to galleries and non-profit organizations affected by Hurricane Sandy. Pledges have come from galleries, private collectors, publications, and other non-profits and industry supporters to bring the total funds available to over $500,000.

Following a walk through and visit to some of the impacted galleries with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ADAA President, Lucy Mitchell-Innes reflects on the contributions of her colleagues, noting, “This has been an extraordinary time for the art community to come together. Galleries uptown and out of town, and even galleries that have been impacted themselves have joined forces to support those galleries in need that mean so much to the art world’s overall wellbeing. Along with generous donations from private collectors, and other supporters these significant financial contributions have prepared the ADAA Relief Fund to meet the needs of galleries recovering from the storm.”

Contributions to the ADAA Relief Fund are an investment in the future of the arts community, and Art Basel’s $50,000 donation is a commitment to that community. Art Basel Director Marc Spiegler explains, “Having seen firsthand the devastating effects of the storm upon so many of Chelsea’s galleries, it is clear that its impact will last far past the point of when the spaces reopen. There is an urgent need to help these small businesses bridge this difficult period, so Art Basel has joined the ADAA Relief Fund’s initiative, which provides critical support - not only for our exhibitors, but for many other important players in New York’s art scene. And we urge others to help in whatever way they can.”

Over $250,000 in total contributions to the fund have already been received, including $50,000 contributions from The Pace Gallery, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, and David Zwirner. Significant support was also provided by Rena Bransten Gallery, Tibor deNagy, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., Forum Gallery, Sean Kelly Gallery, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Dominique Levy, Metro Pictures, Mnuchin Gallery and Dorsey Waxter. Private collectors such as Peter and Jill Kraus and Howard and Cindy Rachofsky’s foundation, TWOxTWO for AIDS and Art, have contributed significantly, and publications such as ARTFORUM, The Art Newspaper, and ARTNews are promoting the fund. The fund has also received notable contributions from other arts organizations, such as:, ArtSpace, Association of Professional Art Advisors, FITZ & CO, and ICI.

Unsolicited donations from individual ADAA members were offered immediately following the announcement of the ADAA Relief Fund. David Zwirner, whose own gallery sustained severe and extensive damage notes, “We are grateful that our gallery has the resources to recover swiftly from the storm, but we recognize that some of our valued colleagues are in vulnerable positions. The ADAA Relief Fund will help galleries to restore their spaces and continue their vital contributions to the art community.” Zwirner’s donation of $50,000 will go directly to helping the most at risk galleries rebuild and open for business.

The ADAA Relief Fund will continue providing grants and loans for member and non-member galleries that have been unable to conduct business due to hurricane damage. Recipient galleries are being identified and prioritized by need, and must meet criteria which include: catastrophic damage that prohibits gallery business, drastically impaired cash flow, and demonstrated risk of a business’s permanent closure. For more information, or to submit an application, visit us online at


March 2-6, 2011 New York City
America’s Most Venerable Art Fair Returns with 70 Expert Art Dealers
Held at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street
Gala Preview on March 1st to Benefit Henry Street Settlement

On March 2, 2011, the country’s longest running national art fair, The Art Show, will open its doors at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Now in its 23rd year, The Art Show assembles the nation’s most influential and prominent art dealers to present museum quality exhibitions of art ranging from cutting-edge, 21st century works, to museum-quality pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) to benefit Henry Street Settlement, the fair’s commitment to curatorial expertise and diversity is ever-present in the show’s conception, presentation, and execution.
The 2011 Art Show will include outstanding solo and two-person exhibitions, including new work from Rachel Whiteread at Luhring Augustine and Jessica Stockholder at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Ameringer│McEnery│Yohe will bring a collection of impressive works by Robert Motherwell, and Marian Goodman Gallery is mounting a remarkable solo show of Gabriel Orozco. Richard Gray Gallery and Galerie Lelong have joined forces and will unveil an unprecedented two-gallery exhibition of work by Jaume Plensa at the fair. Dealers are also organizing exceptional group and thematic shows such as Margo Leavin Gallery’s All Together Now! Curated by Allen Ruppersberg, Pavel Zoubok Gallery’s TEN: Redefining Collage, and Pace Prints & Pace Primitive’s Iconic Images - Matisse, Picasso, and African Art.
ADAA President Lucy Mitchell-Innes spoke of the distinct character of The Art Show, noting, “ADAA dealers will be mounting exceptional installations and exhibitions. With almost 30 solo and artist focused booths, and an impressive roster of thematic and group exhibits, the expert knowledge and curatorial gravitas of ADAA dealers distinguishes The Art Show.” Linda Blumberg, ADAA’s Executive Director, remarked on the experience of collectors at the show, “Art collectors appreciate The Art Show not only for the excellent material our dealers exhibit, but also the calm and intimate atmosphere, which presents an ideal opportunity to purchase works in a serene environment.”
Aligning with newer fairs, such as The Armory Show and other concurrent expositions during the first week of March, The Art Show will celebrate New York’s iconic status as the center of the cultural world. Adam Sheffer, Chairman of The Art Show Committee, notes “While New York is an arts capital all year round, by bringing together the very best work from American galleries across the country, The Art Show’s presence in the city further illustrates the central role of US galleries and ADAA member dealers.”
Daily admission to The Art Show from March 2-6, and its Gala Preview on March 1, 2011, will benefit Henry Street Settlement, one of New York City’s best-known and most effective social services and arts agencies.
The Art Show 2011 will be held from Wednesday March 2, through Sunday, March 6, at the Park Avenue Armory at 7th Street City. Admission is $20 per day. The show hours are as follows: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 8 .m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

The Art Show 2011
Exhibiting Galleries
Acquavella Galleries, Inc.
Brooke Alexander, Inc.
Gallery Paule Anglim
John Berggruen Gallery
Blum & Poe
Peter Blum Gallery
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Valerie Carberry Gallery
Cheim & Read
James Cohan Gallery
CRG Gallery
D'Amelio Terras
Maxwell Davidson Gallery
Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc.
Debra Force Fine Art, Inc.
Fraenkel Gallery
Peter Freeman, Inc.
Galerie St. Etienne
James Goodman Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery
Richard Gray Gallery
Greenberg Van Doren Gallery
Howard Greenberg Gallery
Hirschl & Adler Galleries
Paul Kasmin Gallery
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery
Knoedler & Company
Michael Kohn Gallery
Barbara Krakow Gallery
Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
L&M Arts
Margo Leavin Gallery
Galerie Lelong
Jeffrey H. Loria & Co., Inc.
Luhring Augustine
Lawrence Markey
Barbara Mathes Gallery
McKee Gallery
Anthony Meier Fine Arts
Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art, LLC
Robert Miller Gallery
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Moeller Fine Art
Donald Morris Gallery, Inc.
Jill Newhouse
David Nolan Gallery
The Pace Gallery
Pace/MacGill Gallery
Pace Prints & Pace Primitive
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Inc.
Regen Projects
James Reinish & Associates, Inc.
Susan Sheehan Gallery
Manny Silverman Gallery
Skarstedt Gallery, Ltd.
Sperone Westwater
Allan Stone Gallery
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
David Tunick, Inc.
Michael Werner
Worthington Gallery
Donald Young Gallery
Zabriskie Gallery
Pavel Zoubok Gallery
David Zwirner Gallery


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