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