FIRST HALF FAVORITES
August 04, 2017
After six shows, the first half of the art show season is finished. Here is a look at some favorite works from that half.
The first two shows, East Lansing, MI and 57th Street in Hyde Park, Chicago were both definitely the most diverse in tastes. I think you can always expect a crowd with diverse taste when the first work chosen is In the Window.
In the Window
Street photography is usually most popular in urban shows and in Chicago I have a fan who always looks for me. He and his friends already have a lot of the more popular works. The more outrageous the better, so this year when he found me at 57th Street he was thrilled to find Last Bride. Four years of shows and he is the first bold enough to take this work home.
Last Bride, Fremont Street, Las Vegas
The run away favorite at The Wells Street Art Fair in Chicago was Dear Love. This is one of the top favorites at most shows. A classic.
Wells Street is a large urban crowd at a show that has beer tents. Perhaps this is why Window Shopping on Bourbon Street is also a favorite in street photography.
Window Shopping on Bourbon Street
The Leeper Park Art Fair in South Bend, IN is a small crowd in a nice park setting, the opposite of the urban mob of Wells Street. But they too seem to have a similar interest in whimsical pictures for the entertainment room.
The favorite at The Crosby Art Festival at Toledo Botanical Gardens made its debut at the first show in East Lansing and has been a pretty strong favorite ever since along side Dear Love. Here is a reposting of the work, Ignition.
Take away the two most popular works and again, another work for the entertainment room. Happy Hour.
The Royal Oak Art Fair in Memorial Park, Royal Oak, MI is one of my favorites shows so it is poetic that strong favorites there are two of my favorites.