by Sarah Cascone
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“For the second year, the Dallas Art Fair kicked things off by announcing the artworks purchased by the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) as part of the Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program, established in 2016.
The amount of funding, provided by donors, was doubled from $50,000 to $100,000 for the second go around, allowing the museum to walk away with seven artworks by six artists: Justin Adian, Katherine Bradford, Derek Fordjour (two works), Andrea Galvani, Summer Wheat, and Matthew Wong.
Making the decision took a group led by DMA senior curator Gavin Delahunty nearly all day ahead of the fair’s April 6 opening. “We have the privilege of putting our eyes on the artwork before anybody else,” he said at a press conference revealing the works, admitting that “we did have to make some tough decisions.”
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