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PaperCity Dallas March 2023

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T exas volleys a visual milestone in April, when Dallas Art Fair returns to Fashion Industry Gallery for its 15th edition featuring a roster of 88 international, national, and Texas galleries. Co-founded by visionary John Sughrue and led by longtime director Kelly Cornell, this influential boutique fair in the heart of the Dallas Arts District has come a long way from its fledgling arrival in 2009 during precarious financial times. Flash forward, and Dallas Arts Month, staged annually each April, is a spinoff of the fair, as is one important entity that no other place in Texas currently has in such abundance. That would be collectors. With the exception of the niche collecting group Latin American Maecenas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Dallas has undeniably eclipsed every other city in Texas as a 21st-century nexus for investigating and acquiring visual culture. Expect big players come April, arriving from 46 cities in 20 countries, beginning with global powerhouse Perrotin; unique internationals such as Mexico dealer Drexel Galería, London-based Josh Lilley, Italian export SECCI, and, in from Kyiv, Voloshyn Gallery, bravely focused 88, 20, DALLAS ART FAIR, EDITION 46: 15: Clockwise from top: Preetika Rajgariah's bring me the sunset in a cup, 2022, at Bill Arning Exhibitions David McGee's Time's Up, 2022, at Inman Gallery upon Ukrainian talents. Among the U.S. delegation: iconic-to-cool NYC dealers, from Morgan Lehman Gallery to The Hole; buzzy SOCO Gallery of Charlotte, North Carolina; plentiful L.A. action (always one of the fair's calling cards), especially Shulamit Nazarian, Anat Ebgi, Louis Stern Fine Arts, Night Gallery, Luis De Jesus Gallery, Rusha & Co, and Various Small Fires (L.A., Seoul), which now boasts a Dallas outpost. These dealers join 15 Texas-founded galleries, including must-checkout Martha's Contemporary from Austin. Watch these pages next month and for updates, including our exclusive preview of what top Texas galleries are planning for their booths. Dallas Art Fair, April 20 – 23; Dallas Art Fair Foundation Preview Benefit, Thursday, April 20, 4 to 8 pm, supporting Dallas Contemporary, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center; tickets, dealer lineup, info Catherine D. Anspon COURTESY THE ARTIST AND BILL ARNING EXHIBITIONS COURTESY THE ARTIST AND INMAN GALLERY 28

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