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On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, Christie’s announced that Ambra Medda will be the new Global Creative Director of the auction house’s 20/21 Design Department. Based in London, the department is dedicated to furniture, lighting, ceramics, and sculpture from the Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Modernist, and Contemporary movements. The auction house holds 20/21 Design sales twice annually in New York (June and December), Paris (May and November), and London (April and October).

Medda, an accomplished curator, co-founded Design Miami alongside developer Craig Robbins in 2005 and served as the fair’s director for five years. With annual shows in Basel, Switzerland, and Miami, Design Miami has emerged as one of the world’s leading celebrations of design culture and commerce.

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The Bass Museum of Art in Miami is currently hosting the exhibition “Peter Marino: One Way.” Marino, a New York-based architect, is best known for his edgy designs and predilection for leather. He is a favorite among luxury fashion brands and has designed retail locations for Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Céline, and Ermenegildo Zegna. The exhibition’s opening, which took place on December 3, coincided with the launch of the art fair Design Miami, where Marino was granted the inaugural Design Visionary award.

Organized by the internationally renowned curator, writer, artistic director, and musician, Jérôme Sans, “One Way” explores the relationships between Marino’s iconic architectural designs, his personal contemporary art collection, and his recently designed series of cast-bronze boxes.

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Tuesday, 02 December 2014 16:26

Art Basel Miami Beach Kicks Off its 2014 Edition

Now in its thirteenth year, Art Basel Miami Beach is back and bigger than ever. The fair, which opens to the public on Thursday, December 4, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, is complemented by an array of cultural events, including satellite fairs, gallery exhibitions, public installations, and posh parties. In total, about 1,000 exhibitors will flock to sunny Florida to participate in the shows and attendance at Art Basel Miami Beach is expected to reach upward of 75,000 visitors.

Art Basel Miami Beach, the country’s biggest contemporary art fair, will open with an invitation-only Private View on Wednesday, December 3, followed by an exclusive Vernissage early on Thursday. 267 galleries presenting $3 billion worth of art will participate in the show.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012 19:28, a Website for Art Lovers, Debuts

After two years in beta,’s public version went live this past Monday. Using intuitive sites such as Pandora and Netflix as guides, gets to know its users and presents them with suggestions and recommendations based on their individual likes and dislikes. offers a free repository of 20,000 and counting digitized fine art images as well as an art appreciation guide. can already count 275 galleries, private collectors, and 50 museums such as the Dallas Museum of Art, SFMoMA, and Fondation Beyeler as partners.

A start-up backed by millions of dollars in venture capital from art world giants such as Larry Gagosian and Dasha Zhukova, already has 600,000 registered users. The site is moving past mere image sharing and has begun partnering with major art fairs, serving as the exclusive online platform for Design Miami/ in December and the Armory Show in March. offers a unique experience to collectors, allowing them to speak with a specialist, connect directly to a gallery, or submit offers on works remotely. A different feature on the site will allow collectors to buy outright as long as the dealer chooses to utilize the e-commerce option. plans to bring in most of its revenue from sales commissions on works sold through the site.

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