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London (we're beelining to Bastian Gallery's trove of Warhols, Picassos, and Kiefers), Mexico City, Milan, Montreal (Wanda Koop's haunting surrealism is a discovery at Galerie Blouin Division), Toronto, and Turin. Naturally, the Fair has a healthy dose of New York dealers. These include Marlborough, Morgan Lehman, and Karma, all on our list, as well as the more recently minted JDJ, as well as those from white-hot L.A., especially Lowell Ryan Projects, presenting a monographic show for Justin Aidan's disarming abstract sculpture, joined by the always art-smart Anat Ebgi, Night Gallery (also showing Wanda Koop), and Nino Mier Gallery, among others. Farther afield, make a point to check out the programs of the 2021-founded Scott Miller Projects, arriving from Birmingham, Alabama; Fair veteran, based in St. Louis, William Shearburn Gallery, where you might score a Mark Flood painting; and James Barron Art of Kent, Connecticut, an art historian- owned gallery showcasing these icons: Sol LeWitt, Beverly Pepper, and Anthony Caro. Dallas' most important dealers return, as well as some fresh faces. Among the stalwarts: Conduit Gallery (the dealer who was first to move to the Dallas Design District), Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden (Texas' oldest gallery), bellwether Erin Cluley Gallery, activist Liliana Bloch Gallery, Cris Worley Fine Art, and Galleri Urbane, joined by fresh faces sister-act 12.26, P.A.O. Projects with its contemporary Japanese bent, the reopened Oliver Francis Gallery, and brand new arrival Keijsers Koning, debuting in Dallas after 15 years in New York (recommended, former Dallas talent/Beefhaus co-founder William Burton Binnie of the film- noirish canvases and works on paper). Also investigate Dallas modernist art + design denizen Sputnik Modern, where Edward Wormley furniture dialogues with Stanley Boxer paintings and Jack Zajak sculpture. From Fort Worth, William Campbell Contemporary Art is notable for it Texas-centric stable as it approaches its half-century anniversary. At San Antonio gallerist Patricia Healy's Ruiz Healy Art (which also has a space in NYC), the three-person show for Texas trio Jesse Amado, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, and Carlos Rosales-Silva promises to be museum-level. R o u n d i n g o u t t h e Texas action, a noteworthy quartet of Houston dealers make for important viewing: Inman Gallery (Jamal Cyrus, fresh from his Blaffer Art Museum retrospective, is collector worthy); McClain Gallery (see a cache of Dorothy Hood canvases and works on paper); Bill Arning Exhibitions (Two x Two talent Terry Suprean's painting are sublime); and Sicardi Ayers Bacino (with Latin American greats such as Carlos Cruz- Diez and Olga de Amaral). In closing, this preview has been written with envy from Houston where we no longer have art fairs and collecting has plateaued with an uptick only recently with the opening of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Kinder Building last November. Kudos to the Dallas Art Fair — led by co-founder John Sughrue and his close-knit team, Fair director Kelly Cornell and VIP relations head Sarah Blagden — for all it has done since 2009 to foster new collectors, support Texas galleries and their artists, benefit Dallas museums, and create one of America's most engaged art communities. Dallas Art Fair 2021, Friday through Sunday, November 12 through 14, at Fashion Industry Gallery, tickets/ details ALL IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE GALLERIES Previous page: Terry Suprean's Pronkstillevens Vanitas 7-9-21, 2021, at Bill Arning Exhibitions. This page, clockwise from top left: Auudi Dorsey's Blue-collar brother, 2021, at Luce Gallery. Alicia Eggert's IT IS TIME, 2020, at Liliana Bloch Gallery. Judy Chicago's Through the Flower II, 1973/2021, at Turner Carroll Gallery. André Butzer's Untitled, 2021, at Nino Mier Gallery. Adolf Tafadzwa Tega's Untitled, 2021, at Mimmo Scognamiglio. Olga de Amaral's Semiluna, 2015, at Sicardi l Ayers l Bacino. 68

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