Thursday, December 15, 2011

AOA Tribal Art Miami
Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas

AOA Tribal Art Miami 2011, November 30th - December 4th.

Because AOA Tribal Art was a latecomer to this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach show, and a little off the beaten path, the attendance was understandably light for a first year although the opening night cocktail party drew crowds of local collectors and art lovers. The quality of the some 200 pieces shown was superb and a must-see fair for your visit to this annual event next year. AOA Tribal Art Miami featured African masks, house panels and Oceanic shields, as well as ancient zoomorphic vessels from Pre-Columbian cultures. These pieces, all for sale, represented rare items and some of the last high-quality pieces available on the private market and not in a museum.

AOA is an acronym used by major museums, auction houses and galleries, which stands for Africa (usually sub-saharan), Oceania and the Americas. Oceania typically includes Australia, Melanesia, New Zealand and Polynesia. Many art lovers are aware of the link between African art and its influence on modern art by way of Picasso and his contemporaries.

The venue, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, commonly called The Arsht Center, Florida's largest performing arts center, is located on Biscayne Boulevard in the Omni neighborhood of downtown, Miami. It’s well known for its world-class performances and educational programs. Since its inception in 2006, it’s the second-largest performing arts center in the United States by area (not seats), after the Lincoln Center in New York City.

Participating representatives were David Cassera of New York and LaConnor Washington, Wayne Heathcote of London, Throckmorton Fine Art and Luz Miriam Toro, both of New York City, James Stephenson African Art of Brooklyn and Tribal Art Hunter of South Florida. These names represent some of the most famous dealers in the International Tribal Art Community. Each brought their best work, which was well lit, beautifully and spacially displayed. The offerings compared favorably with the Kathryn White Collection at Seattle Art Museum, known for its high quality.

Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc. features a collection of prized jade carvings

A Throckmorton Gallery offering

Two published books from Throckmorton Gallery :
Portals of Transformation and Sculpture and Cosmology.

Benin Bronze Trophy Head from David Cassera

Display of Wayne Heathcote Gallery

Carved Jade from the Throckmorton Collection

James Stephenson African Art Collection

James Stephenson rare ivory bracelet

Don't miss AOA Tribal Art Miami, 2012 with the VIP Preview and reception party on December 4th from 6 - 10 pm. Be the first to see this high quality traditional art from native cultures and first nations.

Official AOA Tribal Art, Miami 2011 Catalog $15.00
Tribal Art Miami LLC 501 E Stassney LN #627 Austin, TX 78745

To see and learn more about what was displayed at AOA Tribal Art Miami 2011, visit their website and or purchase a copy of the official catalog. You can also contact each exhibiting gallery directly.

AOA Tribal Art Miami

To communicate directly with the exhibitors:

Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc.

James Stephenson African Art

David Cassera

Tribal Art Hunter

Luz Miriam Toro, Pre Columbian Art and Jewelry

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Written by Lynn Di Nino
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1 comment:

elfridabeetle said...

Thanks for the review. I hope the show grows and grows! It is a great time of year to be in Miami so it is an excellent excuse to see some quality art