Steven Vail Fine Arts – Project Room

Specializing in American, European modern and contemporary works on paper, and original prints by artists of international reputation since 1996.

Steven Vail Fine Arts – Project Room is an exhibition space for modern and contemporary prints, multiples and works on paper that include artists from around the world. SVFA, a global leader in the acquisition and sale of high quality modern and contemporary art, is the only commercial gallery in the US to represent World House Editions and Polígrafa Obra Gráfica works in edition.

Since its inception in 2009 at its current location, the gallery has mounted exhibitions of work by leading American and international artists that have included Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Jaume Plensa, Willem de Kooning, Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Francis, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol Lewitt and Chuck Close. With historic expertise in the New York School, Vail’s private dealing, curatorial work and art historical research have catalyzed sales of major works to numerous private and institutional collectors in the Americas, and secured a significant clientele in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. SVFA-Project Room is an internationally respected resource for advising and consulting in the acquisition and sale of high quality works for their clients and is a member of the International Fine Art Appraisers Association. Whether an individual, institution or corporation who is new to the art market, or very knowledgeable of its trends, SVFA-Project Room can help you start or add to an existing collection, making the experience educational, exciting and rewarding while working within your parameters.

Steven Vail Fine Arts – Project Room is located in the culturally vibrant Des Moines, Iowa – home to one of the nation’s top arts festivals, the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden and the Des Moines Arts Center, in addition to the Iowa caucus, which brings visitors from around the world. The organization continues with an international, high profile program of exhibitions.

Coming in Spring 2019, SVFA will relocate from its current space in the Historic Teachout building in East Village to Gateway West. The architecture firms spiller. and IDEAA converted a dim, dark raw space on the ground level of Des Moines Fitch Building into a beautiful, light-filled gallery. Located a block from the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Garden and sheltered from the city’s chaotic streets, the new location of Steven Vail Fine Arts – Project Room is a comprised of a main exhibition salon, an art research library and an auxiliary exhibition space which will feature works from our collection. Executed by Christensen Development, the finished gallery is a beautiful, modern space that offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Consultations and Collections Planning, USPAP Asset Management and IRS Appraisals, Delivery and Installation Services.

Member: International Fine Art Appraisers

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1 Steven Vail Fine Art 2 John Armleder, "Divisions" 3 Vito Acconci, "5th Avenue Give & Take" 4 Christo, "Yellow Storefront" 5 Carlos Amorales, "Sin Titulo #2" 6 Exhibition: "CHUCK:  Self Portraits in Edition" 7 Ryan McGuiness, (from "Chain Reactions" portfolio) 8 Dzine, "Double Barrel Purple Micro Dot 3" 9 Exhibition:  "Sourced" (shown, Philip Chen, Carmen Calvo and Donald Sultan) 10 Sylvie Fleury, "Guiletta"  11 Allan D'Archangelo, "Day & Night" 12 Exhibition: "The Prints of Sol LeWitt" 13 Robert Indiana, "LOVE" 14 Robert Longo, "Men in the Cities" 15 Matthew McCaslin, "Exit"    16 Ana Mercedes Hoyas, "Pink Knife" 17 Josh Smith "Leaf Print III" 18 Damien Hirst, "Valium" 19 Jose Bedia, "Sunken Wakan"  20 Jaume Plensa, "Carl Orff" 21 Ed Ruscha, "Now" 22 Claes Oldenburg, "Cherry"    23 John Baldessari, "Man with Snake (Blue/Yellow) 24 Roy Lichtenstein, "Mirror #1" 25 John Armleder, "Corolles" 26 James Sienna (Unititled 1 - 5) 27 Alexander Calder, "Homage to Euclid" 28 Brian Alfred, "Bleachers" 29 Sam Francis, "Untitled" 30 Antony Gormley, "Space" 31 Judith Shea, "Lower Manhattan Classic, 9-11"