Just Off Madi­son

Novem­ber’s Just Off Madi­son event cap­tured at­ten­tion from vis­it­ing cu­ra­tors and col­lec­tors dur­ing Amer­i­can Art Week

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Gal­leries and deal­ers near Madi­son Av­enue open their doors dur­ing Amer­i­can Art Week

Just as the shops up and down Madi­son Av­enue are chang­ing their win­dow dis­plays to re­flect the hol­i­day cheer, the pri­vate deal­ers lo­cated up and down the street come to­gether to host Just Off Madi­son.

With all the switch­ing of dates at the auc­tion houses this fall, this year’s Just Off Madi­son event took place Sun­day evening, Novem­ber 12.

Be­gin­ning at Jonathan Boos on 64th Street and ex­tend­ing all the way to Con­ner • Rosenkranz on 74th Street, this year’s ver­sion of the event was one of the best-at­tended with peo­ple scur­ry­ing in from the cold au­tumn evening to see works by artists such as Winslow Homer, arthur Dove, Ed­ward Hop­per, John Marin, Ger­ald Cas­sidy, Stu­art Davis and Mars­den Hart­ley. “This year the deal­ers have a wide va­ri­ety of qual­ity ma­te­rial, many works have never been seen in the mar­ket,” says Betty Kru­lik, event or­ga­nizer and owner of Betty Kru­lik Fine Art. “we had many peo­ple come through dur­ing the evening and deal­ers were able to min­gle first­hand with col­lec­tors in town for Amer­i­can Art Week.”

Amer­i­can Fine Art Mag­a­zine was on hand for the event.we were for­tu­nate to see many friends, to meet new ones and to see all the works on dis­play at each pri­vate dealer space. Un­like many com­mer­cial gal­leries, walk­ing into a pri­vate dealer space is akin to be­ing in­vited into one’s liv­ing room.art and fur­ni­ture are beau­ti­fully ar­ranged and we love sneak­ing into the of­fices to see the won­der­ful li­braries the deal­ers have put to­gether over the years. De­bra Force’s li­brary, in par­tic­u­lar, still has us feel­ing jeal­ous.this year, we were mes­mer­ized by the Hop­per draw­ings at David Tu­nick, the Birger Sandzén at De­bra Force and James Henry Hasel­tine at Con­ner • Rosenkranz. We ap­pre­ci­ated meet­ing new cu­ra­tors from mu­se­ums across the coun­try as well as col­lec­tors in town for all the week’s events.

Pho­tog­ra­phy by Fran­cis Smith

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