George became Grace, and it all worked out…

Glenn Gissler - Blog - 2014 - Hartigan painting
Last week was an extremely busy week in New York City for fine art.

Art galleries from all over the United States and the World came to a very broad range of art fairs showing the newest of the new, and the finest of the fine, and lots of things in between. Some of the fairs insist on works that are shown have never been seen or sold before, often by younger less recognized artists, while other fairs focus more on ‘secondary market’ works that have found places of significance  and value in the marketplace.

I was looking for art for a few current projects and focused my time and energy on Pier 92 of the “Armory Show” which focuses on Modern (versus contemporary) and the “The Art Show” sponsored and run by the ADAA (Art Dealers Association of America) at the Park Avenue Armory.

One of the works that I found was by an artist named Grace Hartigan – a name that I recognized, but whose work and history I could not immediately place – so I did some digging and want to share some of what I learned here.