In the News

August 7, 2017
The Observer
But for one weekend, a center built by a tech fortune drew in the Seattle community—from long-time collectors to the young, tattooed masses. The fair was a welcome and unpretentious respite from its counterparts in New York, boding well for future connection between the city’s contrasting factions.
August 7, 2017
The Stranger
It wasn’t just out-of-town dealers that were basking in a sales-induced bliss. “This year was beyond my expectations,” said Linda Hodges, whose booth emphasized young artists working with narrative storytelling themes.
August 6, 2017
The Seattle TImes
This year, the  art fair’s layout feels much more fluid and porous. It’s much easier to rove in and out, as one sees at other fairs, such as the Armory Show. You sometimes can’t tell where one booth ends and another begins without looking at the signage overhead. That’s great news for visitors, who want to be at ease as they look at the art. And hopefully it will be great news for the gallerists, too. When people can more easily fall in love with a work, they are more likely to take it home, after all.
August 6, 2017
The New Yorker
Among the A-list players, replacing the legion of boom until Sunday, are Gagosian, selling sculptures by the alchemical Italian Arte Povera sculptor Giuseppe Penone, and Zwirner, with drawings by the legendary cartoonist R. Crumb.
August 5, 2017
The Art Newspaper
Event adds blue-chip galleries and international flavour to attract national as well as regional collectors
August 4, 2017
Artnet News
In the fair’s third year, established and younger galleries alike are clearly trying to strike a balance between appealing to Seattle’s roster of old-guard collectors while also actively courting a younger generation of wealthy tech industrialists and international buyers. It makes for a varied, eclectic selection of art on offer.
August 1, 2017
Here, Max Fishko of Art Market Production speaks to Artspace about the challenges and rewards of directing the fair, and about what he's particularly looking forward to when the fair opens this Thursday evening.
July 31, 2017
Vanguard Seattle
Seattle Art Fair offers a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with some left coast galleries, big and small. It will help you get inspired to see some new art the next time you visit their part of the country.
July 31, 2017
Gray Guide
While there’s no right way to do the Seattle Art Fair, we’ve rounded up some of the regional galleries and artists we’re most excited to check out.
July 31, 2017
Now in its third edition, the fair includes 100 exhibitors from 10 countries. Over half the galleries are from the Pacific Rim, joining blue chip participants like Gagosian, David Zwirner, and Pace. Whitewall spoke with Laura Fried, the artistic director of the fair, about what to expect this year.
July 26, 2017
Only in its third year, Seattle’s contemporary art fair has big ambitions, this year manifested in a dedication to large-scale installations and immersive experiences scattered throughout the city.
June 30, 2017
Architectural Digest
The Seattle Art Fair returns to the Emerald City August 3–6, drawing culture vultures to this Pacific Northwest enclave. Blue-chip galleries including Gagosian, David Zwirner, and Pace will exhibit work as well as local institutions like James Harris and Greg Kucera. 
June 28, 2017
Rolling Stone
The visual arts division of the United Talent Agency unearthed the artwork, which had remained in storage since Cobain's April 1994 death, and will debut the two never-before-shown works along with a selection of Cobain-owned notebooks.
June 26, 2017
The New York Times
Now, taking another step in that direction, United Talent Agency is participating in its first art fair — with a booth showcasing two never-before-exhibited paintings by Kurt Cobain at the Seattle Art Fair.
June 5, 2017
Highlights include a showing of works from Jenny Holzer’s “The Survival Series,” from the early ’80s, in the neighborhood of Pioneer Square, an installation by Los Angeles–based artists Dylan Mira and Erika Vogt that will treat Union Station to airs of inspiration from Korean spas, and a textiles/fashion presentation by the artist Ellen Lesperance devoted to W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell). 
April 19, 2017
Vanguard Seattle
It’s hard to believe that Seattle Art Fair 2017 is a little over three months away, August 4-6. The names of 80 galleries exhibiting have already been released, and the roster is the most international yet.
April 19, 2017
The heavy hitters are all back for another round, including David Zwirner, Gagosian Gallery, and Pace Gallery. And newcomers include Galerie Perrotin, Night Gallery, and UTA Artist Space, the downtown Los Angeles gallery offshoot of the talent agency’s arts division.
April 13, 2017
Travel + Leisure
These join other blue-chip art spaces sponsored by the city’s tech billionaires, like the Olympic Sculpture Park, a nine-acre outdoor museum with works by Calder, Mark di Suvero, Richard Serra, and Louise Bourgeois on a former industrial site down the hill from the Space Needle. It opened in 2007 with support from Jon Shirley, the former president of Microsoft and a prominent art collector who is now a chair of the Host Committee for the three-year-old Seattle Art Fair, which Vulcan co-produces. The event brings out-of-town galleries, including global heavyweights like David Zwirner, to complement the work of ambitious local galleries like James Harris and Mariane Ibrahim.
January 21, 2017
The Seattle Times
Local gallerists on the 2017 dealer committee are James Harris and Greg Kucera; others are William Hathaway of L.A.’s Night Gallery and New Yorkers Lidia Andich of Gagosian Gallery, Robert Goff of David Zwirner  and from Pace Gallery, Elizabeth Sullivan. Laura Fried will also return as artistic director leading “development of the fair’s curatorial vision and innovative programming, including on-site and off-site installations, talks, performances, and presentations at the fair,” according to SAF. Max Fishko continues as director.