Last Tuesday (07/02/06), in the company of a couple of collectors and very few media representatives, we participated in the opening of the first edition of Art Madrid; some taking this opportunity to make initial acquisitions in the hours of ARCO’s construction. (It should be mentioned that a great number of museums and public collections yesterday built their stands in the same pavillon as these galleries.) Hardly three hours before the doors opened for experts, some red dots could already be spotted and they seemed to multiply in the course of time. A promising start for Thaddaeus Ropac who had to fetch a new sculpture of Tony Cragg from the storehouse – his first sale. Similarly, works by SEO and Bisky were quickly sold at the stand of the German gallery owner Michael Schulz, as well as works by Alicia Martín, Rosa Brun and the young artist Ruth Gómez at the stand of Oliva Arauna. Meanwhile, at the stands of Madrid-based Helga de Alvear and Juana de Aizpuru, it was almost necessary to take a number and wait for the chance to speak to the gallery owners.
Fúcares - work by Candida Höfer
Michael Schultz - works by SEO and N. Bisky
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