A Houston website, Culture Map Houston, covered the action at the Dallas Art Fair this past weekend:
New York gallerists agreed that the Dallas Art Fair differs from other fairs – for better or worse – with the presence of cautious collectors.[…] And during the weekend’s rounds, a couple of Houston gallerists voiced concern over the number of hand-holding consultants over resolute independent connoisseurs. […] one gallery owner criticized the “huge mistake” of scheduling the art fair at the same time as a national sporting holiday. Noted another owner, “You can’t say the public turnout is great when it’s not.” Gone was the vibrancy of the fair’s first year. Top dog New York gallery Pace Prints made it clear that they would not be returning in future years. However, London galleries such as Timothy Taylor reported record sales, although many of the displayed works had sold well before the fair via Dallas dealers. […] All Houston galleries confirmed their confidence in the Dallas Art Fair and anticipate a return to Big D in 2011, citing the fair’s verifiable quality and its intimacy.
Dallas Art 2.0: A Texas Triumph or Sophomore Slump? (Culture Map Houston)