Monday, December 17, 2012

Overture Miami 2012

Overture in association with Arts For A Better World, presented a nice line up of galleries and artists at this years fair. It was their 3rd Edition to the Art Basel Miami Beach week art scene. They were in the same exhibition tent as Art Asia and Scope Miami, and it seemed to work well. Taglialatella Galleries curated an "110 WARHOLS, AN OVERVIEW" and it was one of the highlights at this fair.

Richard Meier, Silkscreen and Collage

Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City

Ellen Sandor and (art)n
PHSCologram, Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas
(art)n, Chicago

Harush Shlomo

Leslie Lew
Sculpted Oil on Canvas
Sensory Evolution Gallery, New York

Artwork by Zane York

Mohammad El Rawas
The Loud Majority / Silent Minority, 2012
Diptych, Oil Acrylic, Digital Print, Aluminum, Copper, Wood and Plastic Figurines on Plywood Paney, 270 x 145 cm
Art Sawa, Dubai

AW Massey Fine Art from Fort Lauderdale had nice works by Jasper Johns and David La Chapelle. Artwork by Jim Dine, Keith Haring and Jeffrey Pitt stood out at Octavia Gallery from New Orleans.

OVERTURE | Miami website:

Design Miami 2012

Here're a few images from Design Miami. This fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Fantastic designs from around the world. Located across the street from Art Basel Miami Beach, so it's easy to find. This years exhibition tent was designed by Snarkitecture.

Surface Tension Lamp, designed by FRONT
Booo, Eindhoven

Volume Gallery, Chicago
presenting Snarkitecture

Ceramic expression by La Borne: 1940-1980

Metamorphosis by Pieke Bergmans
Venice Projects, Venice

Lamp detail, by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta
Real dandelion heads are arranged within a phosphorescent bronze structure closely resembling a circuit board
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London & Paris

Two lamps by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta
Real dandelion heads are arranged within a phosphorescent bronze structure
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London & Paris

Galerie BSL, Paris

Whippet Bench, Designed by RADI
Galerie kreo, Paris

Gallery SEOMI, Seoul

Ceramic Masterworks
Jason Jacques, Inc., New York

Design Miami/ website

Sunday, December 16, 2012

International Contemporary Jewelry Fair

This year during Art Basel Miami Beach, SEAFAIR (the world's first mobile megayacht venue)featured the International Contemporary Jewelry Fair. The ship was located at Bayfront Park next to the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami and featured three floors of beautiful and expensive jewelry. Exhibitors from seven countries including Italy, Spain, Philippines, Lebanon, Australia, Brazil, and United States participated. Collectors of fine gens and jewelry enjoyed this show.

The SEAFAIR megayacht, 228 feet long

Deck Two exhibition spaces

Willow Co, Lawrenceville, NJ

Lauren Harper, Chicago, IL

Rachel Dugger, Miami Beach, FL

Formal glass-walled restaurant, Deck Three

The next art fair on SEAFAIR will be the Miami International Art Fair (MIA) 2013.
January 17 - January 21, 2013.

Visit their website: to learn more about the ship and future events as it travels the East Coast in 2013.

SEVEN Miami 2012

SEVEN, is a collective project organized by the galleries BravinLee programs, Hales Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Postmasters, P.P.O.W., Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Winkleman Gallery and this was their third year coming to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach week. This is a collaborative, exhibition-like presentation commingling galleries and artists throughout a large warehouse in the Wynwood art district of Miami. If they return next year, and most likely they will, add this to you must see list of art venues / art fairs.

Yoon Lee, JFK, 2007-08,
acrylic on PVC panels, 84 x 240 inches
Pierogi, NY

Shane Hope, atomic_kill_threads, 2012,
archival pigment print, 48 x 72 inches

Bo Bartlett, The Big Day, 2012,
oil on linen, 80 x 80 inches

Brian Knep, Escape from Exempla series, 2008,
interactive video installation, variable size, computer, video projector, custom software, arcade button

Adam Dant, Manhattan Dissected, 2012,
ink on paper, 52 x 64 inches
Hales Gallery, London

Timothy Horn, Tree of Heaven II, 2012,
nichkel-plated bronze and mirrored blown glass, 36 x 24 inches

Shane Hope, Sentient-Sappl See-Source-Serum, 2012,
acrylic, 24 x 24 inches

Patrick Jacobs, Fairy Ring Mushroom Cluster #5, 2012,
styrene, acrylic, cast neoprene, paper, olyurethane foam, hair, wood, steel, lighting, BK7 glass, 2 inch exposed lens, concealed box approx. 10.6 x 14.4 x 8.74 inches.
Pierogi, NY

Eleanor Antin, Costructing Helen from "Helens Odyssey", 2007
chromogenic print, 60 x 104 inches, edition 4/5

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Under the Floor, 2012
foam, dirt, damaged digital remnants, wood, Plexiglas with LDC lights, plastic model elements, LCD screen, electronics, power supply, video player, masonite panel, 10 x 12 x 16 inches
Postmasters, NY

The yearly salon wall, selected works from all of the participating galleries

You'll find additional information on their website: or by visiting the individual galleries. Six of the galleries are located in New York, and Hales Gallery is from London.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Miami and Miami Beach Art Fairs

With only two days to go, this tremendous week of contemporary art in Miami and Miami Beach is nearly over. I still have four art fairs to visit and I'm planning a return visit to another five. Next week reviews and pictures of the art fairs will start showing up in this blog, so check back.

One thing I can say now, start planning to visit to Miami next December. If you like art and mostly likely do, you should experience this major art event, in beautiful, warm and friendly Miami.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Art Basel Miami Beach / Art Positions

The Art Positions is a platform for a single major project from one artist, allowing curators, critics and collector to discover ambitious new talents from all over the globe. These are mini exhibitions/shows and you'll find them located throughout Art Basel Miami Beach.

Here're a preview of three artists being featured in one-person shows, plus a link to the galleries showing their artworks.

Pablo Rasgado: Unfolded Architecture
Courtesy of Arratia Beer - Berlin

Andra Ursuta One-Person Show
Courtesy of Ramiken Crucible - New York

Ivan Seal One-Person Show
Courtesy of RaebervonStenglin - Zurich

Other Art Positions at Art Basel Miami Beach:

Altman Siegel Gallery SF | San Francisco: Matt Keegan
Casas Riegner | Bogotá: Leyla Cardenas
Fitzroy Gallery | New York: Colby Bird
Fonti | Naples: Christian Flamm
La Central | Bogota: Felipe Arturo
Labor | Mexico City: Irene Kopelman
Galeria Laura Marsiaj | Rio de Janeiro: Paulo Vivacqua
Mor Charpentier | Paris: Julieta Aranda
mother's tankstation | Dublin: Atsushi Kaga
NON | Istanbul: Asli Cavusoglu
PSM | Berlin: Nathan Peter
Galerie Michel Rein | Paris: Latoya Ruby Frazier
Spinello Projects | Miami: Agustina Woodgate

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 43 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover EVENTS featuring music, film, architecture and design.

For additional information visit the ABMB website

For information on all of the Miami and Miami Beach Art Fairs

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UNTITLED. New Art Fair On The Beach

The inaugural launch of UNTITLED. a curated art fair experience that will be held December 5 - 9, 2012 in the heart of Miami Beach's South Beach district at Ocean Drive and 13th Street. This fair will be a forum for international galleries and non-profit art spaces with a focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary art.

Opening on Monday night, December 3rd, from 6-9pm, with a VIP Private Preview & Vernissage First Look hosted by UNTITLED. and the Bass Museum of Art.

UNTITLED. will include an auction component powered by Paddle8 in which 3 donated works of art will be placed at auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Bass Museum of Art.

Here's a look at some of the artists you'll be seeing at this art fair and the galleries that represent them.

Artwork by Pablo Rasgado
Courtesy of Steve Turner Contemporary - Los Angeles

Artwork by Ebony G. Patterson
Courtesy of moniquemeloche gallery - Chicago

Artwork by Dennis Koch
Courtesy of Marine Contemporary - Venice, CA

Artwork by Angela Dufresne
Courtesy of Monya Rowe Gallery - New York

Artwork by John Opera
Courtesy of Andrew Rafacz Gallery - Chicago

UNTITLED. will feature pop-up versions of the much-missed design district restaurant, Fratelli Lyon, and Wynwood's favorite neighborhood bar, Wood Tavern. This is good, because the art fair pavilion is located on the beach at Ocean Drive and 13th Street. Verge Art Miami Beach and The Wolfsonia Museum are close and in the vicinity.

For more information visit UNTITLED. website:

For information on other Miami and Miami Beach Art Fairs is an online art resource for collectors and art enthusiasts.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Art Miami - First Stop In Miami

Less than a week away Art Miami is one of the center pieces of the Miami art fair week. This is always one of my first stops on the art fair circuit and one of the must see fairs in Miami.

Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's contemporary art fair market. With a rich history, it is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers. It is the "can't miss" event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors, and interior designers providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.

The fair will commence on December 4, 2012 with Art Miami's highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview. Last year, Art Miami attracted 8,000 collectors, curators, artists, connoisseurs, and designers during its Opening Night and 55,000 attendees over a six-day period.

Here are a few images to get you excited about attending.

Ryan McGinness, Black Holes, 2006
Courtesy of Bridget Mayer Gallery - Philadelphia

Matthew Pillsbury, Top of the Standard, NY, 2011
Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art - Atlanta

Stephen Wilkes, Coney Island, 2011
Courtesy of Peter Fetterman Gallery - Santa Monica

Hiroshi Senju, Waterfall, 2012
Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery - New York

Mel Bochner, Head Honcho, 2012
Courtesy of William Shearburn Gallery - St. Louis

Fernando Canovas, Campeones, 1997
Courtesy of Pan American Art Projects - Miami

Rana Rochat, Untitled L808, 2012
Courtesy of David Lusk Gallery - Memphis

Gregory Scott, In The Next Room, 2012
Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery - Chicago

Opening Night VIP Preview | First View
Benefiting the Miami Art Museum ($25 Donation) Tuesday, December 4, 5:30 - 7pm

CONTEXT art fair is related to Art Miami and your ticket gets you into both fairs. Also, in the same vicinity you'll find several other art fairs, including: Miami Project, Red Dot, Overture, Artexpo Miami, Scope and Art Asia. With so many excellent fairs in the area plan on spending at least a day in the Wynwood / Midtown art district of Miami.

Visit the Art Miami website for additional details, hours etc.

Our Miami and Miami Beach Art Fair Guide features information on more than twenty other art fairs and it includes a useful map to art fairs, art collections and museums in Miami and Miami Beach. is an online art resource for collectors and art enthusiasts.