Art Miami to Kick Off Miami Art Week at New Waterfront Location

  • MIAMI, Florida
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  • November 30, 2017

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Thomas Downing, Indeterminate Set, 1961, acrylic on canvas, 86 x 86 in. Allan Stone Projects (booth A113 at Art Miami).

Art Miami, returning for its 28th edition, opens December 5th and continues through December 10th during Miami Art Week. In a new waterfront location, Art Miami will showcase an array of iconic and exemplary works, dynamic projects and special installations from more than 140 international galleries from over 22 countries representing over 60 cities.

This year’s fair will kick off on the evening of Tuesday December 5th, with a VIP Private Preview to benefit the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). As one of the top ranked international art fairs for attendance in the U.S. and second most attended globally, Art Miami attracts more than 85,000 new and established collectors, curators, museum professionals, members of the press and art world luminaries annually.

This year, Art Miami, and its sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, will debut in a brand new prestigious waterfront location, on the former site of the Miami Herald. With the new location, nestled between the Venetian Causeway and MacArthur Causeway and just east of Biscayne Blvd, Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami will offer an unprecedented level of convenience and a renewed connectivity to the activities and collectors on Miami Beach with accessible parking, a complimentary shuttle service between fairs and a Uber service for VIP ticket holders throughout the week.

There will be thousands of works at this year’s show from more than 960 artists including David Hockney, Joseph Albers, Alexander Calder, Yayoi Kusama, Cy Twombly, Jean Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, John Chamberlain, Damien Hirst, Marc Chagall, Donald Judd, Ed Ruscha, Donald Sultan, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper, Keith Haring, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Anish Kapoor, Robert Rauschenberg, Peter Blake, Jeff Koons, Joan Miró, Grayson Perry and Gavin Turk.

New Home of Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami and beyond: One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street On Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami Between the Venetian & MacArthur Causeways.

Art Miami Highlights will include: 

  • Metallica’s Jason Newsted will present his exhibition RAWK with Gary Lichtenstein Editions, after a successful debut at Art New York. Half of all sales will be donated to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation.
  • Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion will present Pablo Picasso’s 1965 two-meter canvas, Les Dormeurs, in addition to Lynn Chadwick’s bronze "Stairs" edition one; a painting from 1906 entitled La Femme au Collier Vert by one of the leading Fauves, Kees Van Dongen; and new work from English master, Clive Head.
  • James Barron Art will present Beverly Pepper’s totems (Messenger) for the third year. The pieces haven’t been shown since the late 1980s and are from the artist’s personal collection. Pepper celebrates her 95th birthday on December 22nd. They will also present Jean (Hans) Arp Entité ailée bronze sculpture conceived in 1961 and cast by 1967 from The Joan and Lester Avnet Collection.
  • Amy Winehouse is memorialized in Pop artist Deborah Azzopardi’s Love is the Answer, her latest work that will make its USA Debut. A limited-edition silk-screen print based on this work will be presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery and was created at the request of Mitch and Janis Winehouse as a tribute to their late daughter. The prints have been signed by the parents and artist, and will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
  • Allan Stone Projects will unveil a large-scale Thomas Downing painting entitled Indeterminate Set from 1961. The painting is on the market for the very first time since the gallery acquired it from the artist in 1962.

For further information or tickets, please call 1.800.376.5850, email or visit

James Rieck, Hot Line, (detail), 2017, Oil on canvas, 60 x 44 in / 152 x 112 cm. Lyons Wier Gallery (booth A232 at Art Miami).

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