We just returned from the Seattle Art Fair and it was amazing. First, I'd like to thank Amanda Manitach and Winston Wachter Fine Art for the complimentary VIP passes. My wife and I had a blast and are going to try and attend on the weekend (likely on Sunday).
The opening was well attended and the artwork was astonishing, albeit well out of our price range. It was fascinating to see so many Picasso's in one place. One gallery had a Jackson Pollock and a Lee Krasner. Additionally, they had a Willem de Kooning and an Andy Warhol 'Jackie Onassis' circular piece. There were two pieces that really captured my attention. The first was a painting by Kit King that was deconstructed and reassembled. The second piece was created by Harland Miller. Ignore the photo of the fat guy next to it!
Amanda Manitach's work was so charming in person. The juxtaposition of the intricate delicateness of the filigree contrasted with the acerbic phrase presentation, was truly magical. I really could envision looking at her work, for the rest of my life. She is creating larger pieces, but I hope she eventually puts out a print for us, lower-end collectors. Maybe a smaller original is in my future.
Finally, Pascal Vochelet's 'Punk Attitudes' were expressive, fun, and humorous. I really enjoyed seeing these animals in person.
I'll write more this weekend, but for now I'll just upload the pics!
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