Around the corner was one of the more talked about booths, that of the Upper East Side’s Di Donna Galleries, which built a purple wall with three archways to host an extension of the show at the gallery space: an exploration of the Surrealists’s obsession with 19th and early 20th century Yup’ik masks made by Alaskan indigenous peoples. Proprietor Emmanuel Di Donna said that he sold one work in the opening hours and generated much interest in others—a testament to the fair’s ability to become a New York art market institution in just two years.
“I love that people keep on coming throughout the weekend, business people come at lunchtime—since it’s easy to access people come several times,” he said.
Next year, he said, he’ll be back.
“In in,” he said. “I’m a faithful customer.”