How Art and Aspen ‘Intersect’
Returning art fair opens July 31
The ‘Kick Off, Kick Ass Tour’ will be led by Marc Dennis and Paul Laster and co-presented by Aspen Art Museum’s AJAX Members as part of Intersect Aspen.
The Intersect Aspen art fair returns to the Roaring Fork Valley this Sunday, July 31 through Thursday, Aug. 4, with more than two dozen gallery exhibitions at the Aspen Ice Garden and collaborations with a number of other arts-related organizations and nonprofits around the valley.
With 31 galleries represented from 21 cities, 11 of the galleries are entirely new to the fair, having not partnered with Intersect Aspen prior to this year. Many are exhibiting new works that have been created specifically for Intersect Aspen and have never been seen before.
“It’s a treat for those of us who are organizing the fair to also have the chance to discover new works at the same time as our visitors and collectors,” said Intersect art and design managing director Becca Hoffman.
Other highlights include seven artist booth talks by Marc Dennis, Jessie Edelman, Kysa Johnson, Kelly Lynn Jones, Suchitra Mattai. Alison Van Pelt and Heijin Yoo.
Hoffman is also moderating a talk, “Buy What You Love? Why? How?” It will focus on art as an asset class, how to create, invest in, maintain, preserve and protect a collection on both the private and public level. The panelists will examine the strategies they have used to build collections as an investment, while also investigating the ethical and financial considerations that play into acquiring artworks.