After a torrential rainstorm in the morning, the clouds parted, the sun came out, the puddles started to dry and we could walk through Central Park to the Seventh Regiment Armory to visit the 19th Annual Works on Paper show.
This is always a fun art fair as it offers a variety of mediums, styles and price ranges with the common thread being every work, whether a drawing, photograph, print or watercolor, must be on paper. The 77 galleries participating in this year's event come from France, Great Britain, Canada and across the United States, and specialize in everything from old master drawings to vintage posters to contemporary photography.
I especially enjoyed the stand of Marion Meyer with her Homage to Man Ray and the prominently hung lithograph "A L'heure de l'observatoire - Les amoureux (The Lovers)". Also Sigrid Freundorfer Fine Art's presentation of the watercolors of Scott Kelley with his magnificent "Rocks from Antarctica" as a centerpiece. Finally, the exquisite taste of Monsieur and Madame Candellier, Galerie André Candellier, Paris, was reflected in their superb collection of etchings by Jacques Villon, Toulouse Lautrec and Paul Helleu.
Truly, there is something for everyone and I encourage you to visit the fair and see these paper treasures for yourself!!