The NADA Mafia: 10 Artists Who Got Famous at the Fair

Andrew M. Goldstein, Artspace, December 5, 2015

Over the years, galleries around the world have used the NADA art fair as a staging ground for introducing young artists who, either by dint of their art-historical irreverence or sheer technical abilities, are ripe for the moment. Often, those artists have made collectors do double takes in the aisles—and then gone on to become international art stars. Here are a few famous names who have benefited from the NADA bounce.






Now a critical lodestar of digital-era painting who shows with blue-chip gallery Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Keltie Ferris had a major debut with Sean Horton at the Ice Palace in 2008.


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