Art Wynwood, the annual Presidents Day Weekend art fair, presented over 60 galleries, from 9 countries representing over 25 cities, featured a wide breadth of quality works from both established and mid-career cutting edge artists. The Fourth Edition reported record attendance, attracting over 35,000 enthusiasts and some of the world’s most prominent collectors; as well as a strong show of patrons from the international clientele in town for the Yacht & Brokerage Show. Art Wynwood has secured its position as the most important contemporary art fair in the southeast during the winter months by offering the most discerning international collectors, art enthusiasts and seasoned cultural travelers the best opportunity to discover, explore and collect some of the most significant art works of our time. “The City of Miami and The Wynwood Arts District continues to deliver for our participating dealers while quenching the thirst of an active international art collecting community who are visiting or residing in South Florida each winter,” said Nick Korniloff, Executive VP of Art Miami LLC. “This past weekend proved that Miami continues to develop as a serious cultural destination outside the month of December”. “For the fourth edition of Art Wynwood, the enthusiasm, focus and momentum of our local, regional and international galleries has made the fair an exceptional success,” said Grela Orihuela, Art Wynwood Fair Director. “Our clear determination was to continue to grow and shape this fair into an event embodying the tremendous art character and talent of its Miami roots.” Christie’s International Real Estate hosted an interactive booth at the entrance of Art Wynwood, exhibiting international luxury residential real estate offerings, and a new addition to the fair was a special exhibition titled SOLO Miami where a selection of local galleries, including Emerson Dorsch, GUCCIVUITTON, Primary, Fredric Snitzer Gallery and Spinello Projects, exhibited side-by-side to present solo exhibitions premiering exciting new work by consequential local artists. “Major collectors like Mera Rubell, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Jorge Perez and Jessica Goldman came through the fair. We are thrilled that Susan and Michael Hort have continued to support Farley Aguilar with their acquisition of Mourning, one of the three large oil on canvas painting that were featured in Spinello’s booth. Beth DeWoody also acquired a large oil painting, Patriarchy, as well as several ink on mylar paintings. In total, we placed 20 paintings – sold out!” said gallery owner Anthony Spinello. “Judging from the packed aisles, there is definitely an audience and most importantly people are buying.
Art Palm Beach
Art Palm Beach is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 19th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art, art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.
Art Southampton is the premier contemporary and modern art fair in the Hamptons presenting over 85 international galleries.
2015 FAIR HIGHLIGHTS:
LUXE Interiors + Design joins Art Southampton as the fair’s Design & Media Sponsor, ensuring the strongest participation from the design community with the creation of LUXECANVAS Design Ambassador Program, spearheaded by Luxe Editor In Chief, Pam Jaccarino. Art curation and the design of interiors have more relevance today than ever before as homes are created as full expressions of how we live. Luxe Interiors + Design Editor in Chief Pamela Jaccarino and top interior designers Anthony Baratta, Jennifer Post and Scott Sanders will host an invitation only conversation for VIP’s about the collaborative efforts between contemporary art, interior design and home:LUXECANVAS: The Interplay of Art, Interior Design and Home, Friday, July 10 at 5pm in the VIP Lounge.
Christie’s International Real Estate is the official luxury real estate sponsor of Art Southampton. Together with their international affiliates, Christies’s International Real Estate will host an elegant booth at the main entrance to the fair showcasing luxury residential property offerings from around the world.
The internationally acclaimed New York Academy of Art, of which Andy Warhol was among the original founders, returns for the fourth year with an exclusive relationship with Art Southampton. Renowned artist April Gornik will be the guest of honor as she curates an exceptional exhibition of alumni works. April will also sign copies of her book “April Gornik Drawings”.
Award winning LaGuardia Design in partnership with Summerhill will design the Art Southampton Sculpture Garden and main entrance of the pavilion. LaGuardia Design actively pursues an interest in how elements of the native landscape, existing topography, and neighboring influences help define the character of each site, and look to unify the landscape into a cohesive bond by firmly connecting architecture and site.
Art New York
After the successful launch of Art Miami New York, a contemporary and modern art fair that closed on May 17th at Pier 94, the ownership team of Art Miami LLC announces the rebranding of the fair to Art New York. The second iteration of Art New York will take place May 3-8, 2016, during Frieze Week, one of the busiest and most exciting weeks of the city’s 2016 art and cultural season, and alongside the highly-anticipated post-war and contemporary art auctions at the major auction houses.
Art New York will continue to provide a fresh alternative to acquire important never-before exhibited works from both the primary and secondary markets. The fair will cater to both seasoned and new art collectors who are looking to experience a carefully curated, rich in content, quality presentation of the best of what the global contemporary art market has to offer in New York City next May.
Art Sillicon Valley
Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF) is Art Miami’s International Contemporary and Modern Art Fair on the West Coast, centrally located between Silicon Valley and San Francisco. The second edition will run October 8-11, 2015 at the San Mateo Event Center and will showcase important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with some of the world’s most respected galleries and art institutions.
In keeping with Art Miami’s high standards of quality, the Fair will offer a sophisticated, curated setting that showcases blue-chip Post-War and Modern works as well art by top Contemporary, Emerging and New Media artists.
The VIP Preview on October 8th, sponsored by Ruinart Champagne, will benefit ScholarMatch. Founded by author Dave Eggers, ScholarMatch began as a simple crowdfunding platform and grew into a full service college-access organization. Their mission is to make college possible for underserved youth by matching students with donors, resources, colleges, and professional networks. ScholarMatch helps more than 500 students per year realize their college dreams.
The fair also offers innovative cultural programming including on-site installation projects, interactive art, artist talks and fair tours for all audiences and taste levels.