It’s a big, glorious fall, from the museum world to a hive of new galleries to explore (more coming in next month’s art issue). First up, we’ll be front in center for a pair of over-the-top openings, beginning with The Public Trust’s presentation of “Printed Matters: Editioned Works By Shepard Fairey,” a unique-to-Dallas mounting of the artist’s ongoing fascination with the influence of graphics and the democratization of the art world (September 15 – October 20; stay tuned for a possible Fairey PA, not on opening night, but during the run of the show). Collector alert: Many works in this show are in the $2,000 to $3,200 range … Speaking of street art: “Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries” arrives next month at the Dallas Museum of Art, a blockbuster for Art Nouveau fans and connoisseurs of the screen print (October 14, 2012 – January 20, 2013). Without Lautrec, would there have been a Shepard Fairey? … Fashion followers, photophiles and avant-gardists will be thrilled by the Dallas Contemporary’s next coup: an extravagant exhibition of Dutch photographic masters Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, whose lushly compelling takes on the contemporary fashion world intersect art and commerce. Works by this sizzling pair have graced Vogue and W, and they’ve been commissioned for campaigns from Chanel to Balenciaga. Titled “Pretty Much Everything,” the 300-piece show takes over two of the DC’s prime galleries (September 22 – December 30). We simply can’t wait … At the Nasher Sculpture Center, the thoughtfully curated “Rediscoveries: Modes of Making in Modern Sculpture” mines the museum’s own collection; watch for a playful heir to the readymade, Claes Oldenburg’s pop-ish, seven-foot-tall Typewriter Eraser from 1976 (September 29, 2012 – January 13, 2013) … Another sculpture destination, this one unexpected, is PDNB Gallery. In lieu of photographic prints, the granite abstractions of internationally exhibited Texan Jesús Moroles will hold court — from 11-inch-tall desktop creations to nearly four-feet-in-diameter rings dramatically suspended from the ceiling (September 8 – November 24) … See you art and about!
Shepard Fairey’s Rise Above Rebel, 2012, at The Public Trust. Photo courtesy the artist and The Public Trust.
Inez and Vinoodh’s Raquel Zimmerman at Beaubourg – Vogue Paris, 2009. Photo courtesy the artists and Gagosian Gallery, New York