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Wednesday, 02 December 2015 11:45

Art Fairs Heat Up South Florida

Every December, as the temperature starts to dip, dealers, collectors, interior designers, curators, and a variety of other art and design enthusiasts head to Miami Beach. The art world’s elite have been making the pilgrimage south since 1989, when the Art Miami fair launched, transforming the city's cultural scene forever. In 2000, Art Basel kicked off a stateside edition of its seminal fair in sunny Florida, spawning a flurry of satellite shows and related happenings.

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Frieze Week always brings with it a flurry of art events, but few are as highly anticipated as the inaugural Art Miami New York (AMNY) fair. Produced by the esteemed ownership team of Art Miami, AMNY will bring the brand’s distinct style and ambiance to New York City. According to Nick Korniloff, the Founder/Partner of AMNY, “It only...

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As Art Miami expands to New York in its 25th year, the newest addition to Frieze Week has named former Armory Show head Katelijne De Backer as its new director.

Art Miami New York will be held on May 14–17 at Pier 94, best known in the art world for hosting the annual Armory Show, which moved to the piers in 2001 after outgrowing its historic venue at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue and a one-year stint at the Javits Center.

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An unknown thief or group of thieves stole Pablo Picasso's "Visage aux Mains (Face with Hands)" (1956) from the Amsterdam-based Leslie Smith Gallery's booth at Art Miami, the "Miami Herald" reports. The work is a 16.5 inch in diameter silver plate and is believed to have been snatched sometime after 10:30pm on Thursday night. Police have classified the heist as grand theft.

Gallery owner David Smith discovered that the plate was missing from its holder upon arriving to Art Miami on Friday morning around 10:45am.

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:34

The CONTEXT Art Fair will Expand to New York

The spring season of New York art fairs just got busier. Nick Korniloff and the ownership team behind Art Miami and other major fairs, announced a new fair for New York. The inaugural CONTEXT NY contemporary art fair will take place next spring (March 5–8). The fair's presenting sponsor and venue is Pier 36, located on the East River at 299 South Street.

Julian Navarro, director of CONTEXT Art Miami, will direct and lead the fair. According to a statement, CONTEXT NY will provide collectors with "a leading alternative fair to acquire important works of contemporary art concurrent with the traditonal ADAA's The Art Show and The Armory Show.

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Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF), the second new art fair to pop up in the techie region, has announced the exhibitors for its inaugural fair from October 9 through 12 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Things have been heating up in the area over the past year with Silicon Valley Contemporary taking place this past April and Art Market San Francisco in May. Put on by the Art Miami people, Art SV/SF is the company’s seventh fair.

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Thursday, 23 January 2014 12:58

Owners of Art Miami Acquire Downtown Fair

The owners of Art Miami, a leading contemporary and modern art fair, have acquired New York’s Downtown Fair for an undisclosed price. The inaugural Downtown Fair will be held from May 8 through May 11 at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City at the same time as Frieze New York. So far, around 50 contemporary art dealers have signed on to participate in the show.

Art Miami Partner and Director, Nick Korniloff, will direct the first edition of the Downtown Fair along with a management staff comprised of experienced marketing and exhibitor services professionals. Korniloff released a statement saying, “"We will deliver a well-vetted show that features a quality roster of artists that are represented by important international galleries. The advisory committee of dealers will insure that galleries are making every effort to show quality works that are fresh to the market."

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Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:43

Art Miami LLC Acquires Aqua Art Miami

Art Miami LLC, the company responsible for Art Miami, the city’s longest running contemporary art fair, announced this morning that they have acquired Aqua Art Miami. Now in its eighth year, Aqua is a satellite fair that takes place at the Aqua Hotel each year during Art Basel Week.

Founded by artist Jaq Chartier and collector and dealer Dirk Park in 2005, Aqua is devoted to bringing emerging and early mid-career contemporary artists together from across the globe. Being under the Art Miami umbrella will help Aqua to develop a larger scope of offerings for exhibitors and patrons as well as attract more big-name collectors to the show.

Art Miami LLC will take over operations at Aqua after the fair’s 2012 edition ends on Sunday, December 9.

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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:00

Highly-Anticipated Art Happenings Kick-Off in Miami

The anxiously awaited event, Art Basel, begins tonight, December 5, with a VIP preview and runs through Sunday, December 9. Now in its 11th year, Art Basel has become a defining event in the art world and each year the city of Miami is taken over by collectors, curators, artists, celebrities, and art enthusiasts as well as a host of art fairs.

Taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Art Basel features over 260 big-name galleries from around the world and exhibits works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Renowned for its support of young and emerging artists and galleries, Art Basel includes performance art, public art projects, lectures, and video art installations. Some exhibitor highlights include Acquavella Galleries, Mary Boone Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Lisson Gallery, and White Cube, among many others.

Regarded as Miami art week’s anchor fair, Art Miami got a head start on Art Basel and hosted a VIP preview on December 4 at the Art Miami Pavilion in the city’s Wynwood Arts District. The fair, which features modern and contemporary offerings from more than 125 international galleries, runs from December 5 through December 9. While Art Basel tends to be spotlighted during Miami’s art week, Art Miami is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair to be held in the area with 23 years under its belt. Exhibitors include Douglas Dawson Gallery, Eli Klein Fine Art, Haunch of Venison, Hollis Taggart Gallery, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Michael Goedhuis, and Waterhouse & Dodd.

This year, Art Miami coincides with the inaugural CONTEXT art fair, which features 50 galleries representing emerging and mid-career artists. Located in an ultramodern pavilion adjacent to Art Miami, CONTEXT boasts indoor and outdoor projects as well as solo artist installations, curated projects, and multimedia exhibits. Between Art Miami and CONTEXT, there will be over 200,000 square feet of exhibition space and over 250 participating galleries.

Another highlight of the city’s art week is Scope Miami, which opened on December 4 with a VIP preview and will run through December 9 at a new location in the midtown arts district. With a 100,000 square foot pavilion, Scope features 20 new galleries as part of its “Breeder Program” and 85 established exhibitors. Besides modern and contemporary art, there will be design, music, and fashion offerings.

Pulse Miami opens to the public on December 6 and runs through December 9 at The Ice Palace Studios. One of Art Basel’s many satellite fairs, Pulse is in its eighth year and features 86 international galleries exhibiting works on paper, paintings, sculptures, performances, installations, and video art. Pulse also includes its signature series, Pulse Projects, a selection of installations proposed by galleries and not-for-profit institutions. This year’s Pulse Projects includes a short film by Zackary Drucker shown earlier this year at MoMA PS1, marble installations courtesy of Venske & Spanle and Margaret Thatcher Projects, and a special screening of street artist Invader’s Art 4 Space, courtesy of Jonathan LeVine Gallery.

While there are countless fairs, events, parties, concerts, and openings happening in Miami this week, one not to be missed affair is the Masterpieces from the Berardo Collection exhibit at the Gary Nader Art Centre. Opening on December 5, the show features pieces from one of the finest modern and contemporary art collections in existence. Hand-picked from the private holdings of Joe Berardo, a Portuguese mogul, the 110 works are worth $500 million. Featured artists include Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and many more.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 05:09

Art Miami Buys the LA Art Show from FADA

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Fine Art Dealers Association and the Los Angeles Art Show, LLC are pleased to announce that an agreement in principle has been reached with the Fine Art Dealers Association to acquire all of the assets of the Los Angeles Art Show, including the new LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary, the Los Angeles Fine Art Show: Historic and Traditional, and the show production for the International Fine Print Dealers Association show in Los Angeles. Subject to the approval of FADA’s membership, the acquisition is expected to close by the end of September.

The Los Angeles Art Show, an LLC partnership, was created to produce and operate all of the Los Angeles Art Show’s assets by Art Miami, LLC and Kim Martindale, General Manager. The Los Angeles Art Show, LLC represents a focused investment for the Art Miami team, merging the tools and assets of these bi-­coastal shows to the benefit of both.

“We are excited to acquire the Los Angeles Art Show and work with Kim Martindale, the LA show’s long-­time show manager. LAAS has an established following among Southern California collectors. We are committed to expanding that audience through a focus on quality programming. We will invest in taking the two-­show concept to a higher level by combining the experience and resources of the Art Miami team with the quality and success of the Los Angeles Art Show," states Mike Tansey, the majority investor in Art Miami.

The Los Angeles Art Show will have a new vision for its January 2012 art event. The West Coast’s largest art fair will debut two separate shows, The Los Angeles Fine Art Show: Historic and Traditional (HAT) and the LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary (MAC). Both shows will take place January 18 – 22, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in West Halls A and B.

“Partnering with Art Miami will bring a new level of commitment and future growth to the fair while adding value for Galleries. The two-­show format is very exciting. We have set the highest standards for these shows and created an atmosphere catering to both the discerning collector and respected galleries,” states Betina Tasende, FADA President.

The annual Los Angeles Art Show, created by FADA more than 17 years ago, is one the longest running venues for contemporary, modern, and traditional art in the West. The 2011 Show hosted more than 110 prominent galleries and drew more than 50,000 visitors. Betina Tasende, President of the Board of FADA reflects on the legacy of the Los Angeles Art Show, "As an association, FADA is proud to have built an entity that attracted the interest of Art Miami, a respected fair organizer. We feel confident they will nourish our cherished endeavor as Los Angeles becomes an epicenter for art fairs."

The New LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary (MAC)
The LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary is committed to showing the highest quality works including Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Henry Moore, Sebastião Salgado, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Arshile Gorky, Jim Dine, Andy Warhol, Fernando Botero, and others. Once an encyclopedic show, the new LA Art Show will be honed and edited to showcase top caliber galleries featuring modern and contemporary works by established and emerging artists.

The new LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary meets the needs of the global gallery community and provides heightened opportunities for serious collectors, as well as the local arts community. Designed to showcase forward-­thinking artists, this exciting new show will feature performance pieces, mixed media and video installations, photography, contemporary paintings and sculptures, and a series of curated special exhibitions.

The Los Angeles Fine Art Show: Historic and Traditional (HAT)
The Los Angeles Fine Art Show provides a new perspective on traditional and historic works and fills a gap in the existing art market, providing strong opportunities for collectors and galleries. Designed to maximize the collector experience, this Historic and Traditional Show is sharply focused on complementary genres that will include pre-­20th century works, impressionism, plein air paintings and drawings, contemporary realism, as well as other regional styles.

Both The Los Angeles Fine Art Show: Historic and Traditional and the LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary will take place on January 18-­22, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Halls A and B, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

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