Devan Shimoyama at Untitled
Who: A 29-year-old Philadelphia artist with a Yale MFA and a tremendous amount of buzz, Shimoyama paints mesmerizing portraits that often comment on his multifaceted concerns—from police-shooting victims to notions of masculinity—as a young gay black man in America, embellishing them with with sequins and other eye-grabbing materials to provide layers of unexpected visual counterpoint. He currently has a solo show (“Cry, Baby”) at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and recently completed a stint at Miami’s Ayn Rand-inspired Fountainhead Residency.
Where: The booth of De Buck Gallery, New York
How Much: The smaller works are around $18,000 while the larger are priced at about $50,000—but they were all sold out on the fair’s opening day, gone to his growing cadre of collectors. His paintings “are never available for more than a few days,” says his dealer, David De Buck.