At the Armory Show, David Antonio Cruz's Painting of Chosen Families Sparked Joy-And Hinted at Where the Market's Taste

Annie Armstrong , Artnet News, September 12, 2022

Attendees of the VIP opening of this year’s Armory Fair may have noted that there is a rather heavy emphasis on painting—it seems to dominate most of the galleries’ booths. One standout that follows this trend is in the Focus section, which is curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates, curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago. There, at Chicago gallery Monique Meloche’s stand, a selection of striking canvases by David Antonio Cruz combine both soft and sharp figuration. By about 3pm on the fair’s opening day, his works, priced between $60,000 to $85,000, had nearly sold out. 


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