Art and Antiques misses with Scottsdale show
When the circus tent final closed, another chapter in Art & Auction’s ARTscottsdale came to pass. Perhaps it was the promise of world class collectors who missed the over cooked, under appreciated chicken strips, fish and chips, or sliced pork because they thought they were attending an Auto Auction (Westworld is home to Barrett-Jackson’s annual shows and the traveling Cirque du Soleil).
Indeed, international galleries from Aspen, Miami, LA, Memphis, Old Scottsdale, New Mexico and Palm Desert were readily waiting to meet the “elite of elite” snowbirds. On Friday evening and again on Sunday the show barely registered a crowd of significance. It wasn’t for the lack of fine art, glass, wood and sculpture nor impressive price tags (a LA gallery offered an oil on canvas of two hot dogs for just under $700,000). Unfortunately Scottsdale’s great climate just doesn’t seem so hot for this poorly attended show.