An Affair of the Arts
Big-deal enthusiasts desire awesome works at Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
It was a sensational spring evening in Dallas as sophisticated scenesters flocked to Fashion Industry Gallery for the sixth annual Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala. Attendees got a sneak peek at the 90-plus national and international exhibitors showcasing contemporary paintings, sculptures, photography and other works.
Guests with a hankering for fine art — including Lynn and Allan McBee, Erin Matthews, Russell Davis, Erin Foster, Janelle and Alden Pinnell, Jacqueline and Maxwell L. Anderson, John Reoch, Joyce Goss, Kenny Goss, Anne and Steve Stodgehill, and Erin Wasson — conquered the gallery with champagne in hand, perusing the eclectic assortment for sale.
Of particular interest to these Texans was a piece by Susan Grayson, in which she dissected Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan's perfect curveball. With only three of these works floating around in the world, Eric Firestone Gallery from East Hampton was hot to sell it to someone from the Lone Star State.
Guests celebrated their purchases by mingling with fellow buyers in the Ruinart champagne lounge that this year shared its name with Nespresso, who served guests espresso drinks all evening long. Nothing like a champagne-caffeine one-two punch to amp up your spending.
Dallas Art Fair, founded by Chris Byrne and John Sughrue, benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary. It runs through Sunday, April 13.