After brunch at Isola, my favorite friend and I headed to the Volta show. Lucky for me, my friend is super cool and a gallerist whose lovely gallery (Dillon Gallery) had a booth at the show and she invited me to tag along on Sunday, the last day of the show.
I thought last year's show was a bit more fun (I just looked through my archives and I guess I never blogged about it, whoops) but we did see a few really great pieces and I fell in love with one of the last booths we visited (which you'll see once you scroll down). I will warn you that I didn't jot down every artist's name so I can't label all of these. Sorry, but I was trying to enjoy myself and not turn this outing into a chore.
This Spongebob display was pretty weird but fun. [Alfred Steiner, Gallery Poulsen]
I took so many closeups at this booth because there were so many fun details. I mean, look at them.
Fun chairs - one is three dimensional, the other is a perfect piece of art for a corner.
Loved the gold detailing on these paintings. [Masatake Kousaki, Dillon Gallery]
I died of laughter at the cranky baboon.
Loved these paper art pieces too. They looked so sweet and there was so much detail.
I'm a dog lover, so obviously I went crazy for these paintings. I loved the black & white portrait style, which made these look sleek and modern. At the same time, there was something really classic about the composition, like Dutch Renaissance art (think 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' or 'Portrait of a Man in a Turban').
After the show, we did a little more shopping, had dinner, and then dessert at the Little Cupcake Bakeshop. YUM.
And then, I hopped back on the train to go home.
Keep an eye out for the Volta Show next year. It's fun, a lovely way to immerse yourself in art for a few hours, and sometimes you discover some gems (like the way I stumbled onto those dog paintings).