Familiar objects of the mid-century are making a comeback in this year's fair, which welcomes a nostalgic look back at Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Batman and Campbell's canned soup. The Eduardo Secci Gallery from Florence, Italy, is presenting mixed media artist Jon Kessler's The World Is Female (2017), which features a caped Batman holding a placard that reads, "The Future Is Female."
Ulterior Gallery (New York) is importing Nobutaka Aozaki's reconstructed Diet Coke can, and Partners & Mucciaccia (London/Singapore) is unveiling Shen Shaomin's hyper-realistic "oil on canvas can of soup."
Some of the other cool stuff includes Rachel Uffner Gallery (New York) showing us Homesick for a home I never had (2018) by Brooklyn-based artist Arcmanoro Niles, whose portraits are marked by a rich orange hue. And then there's Beatriz Esguerra (Bogota), which is hosting Colombian artist Fernando Botero, whose signature style "Boterismo" depicts figures and people in exaggerated volume as a form of political critique and humor.