Marking its 25th anniversary, Art Miami, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during Miami Art Week, along with its adjacent sister fair CONTEXT, closed this past weekend with record-breaking sales and attendance that far exceeded the 2013 figures. Significant works sold to both established and new private and corporate collectors, notable museum professionals, cultural foundation executives, dealers, art advisors and consultants. More than 82,500 attendees visited Art Miami and CONTEXT through its duration, with more than 14,000 patrons attending the private VIP Preview on Tuesday, December 2, which benefited the Pérez Art Museum Miami and Miami Light Project. Additionally, the fair was attended by hundreds of international members of the press who reported on the fairs.
dealers reporting six- and seven-figure salesSix-figure salesWifredo Lam, Cy Twombly, Jason Martin, Fernand Léger, Miya Ando, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder Andy Warhol, Donald Sultan, Tony Cragg, Hans Hoffmann, Sam Francis, Robert Chamberlain, Frank Stella, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Willem de Kooning, and Amelia Peláez.A sampling of some of the several $1 million+ sales includes Cinq Tournesols dans le Paysage by Fernand Légerfrom the Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery and U.L. by Gerhard Richter from Galerie Von Vertes.
"The 25th edition of Art Miami was a tremendous success on every level," said Nick Korniloff, Fair Director and Partner of Art Miami LLC. "The fair's attendance by 82,500 visitors over six days was unprecedented, and our exhibitors reported strong sales to collectors, institutions, and private art advisors while they made new relations with culturally-savvy international clientele. Many exhibitors left with new commissions for their artists and a tremendous amount of follow-up to do on works that have been placed on hold. It was an amazing week!"
Recognized as two of the most important annual contemporary art events in the U.S., Art Miami and CONTEXT together showcased artists from more than 200 leading galleries representing 1,875 artists from 60 countries around the globe. Spanning 250,000 square feet across three city blocks, the fairs buzzed as record crowds of high-quality international collectors acquired important works by established, emerging, mid-career, and cutting edge artists. The open atmosphere between both fairs afforded an energetic and spirited dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors.
MaseratiChristie's International Real Estate boothThom CollinsSteve and Shari AshmanMark ParkerStephanie Ansin, Robert and Diane Moss, Louise Sunshine, Ira and Roni Elegant, Marvin Ross Friedman, Isaac Rosenberg, Paul Pebly, Michael Rose, Jorge and Darlene Pérez,Dan Conn, Jeff and Lori Hyland, Tony and Jenny Baumer, Jessica and Janet Goldman, Tommy Hilfiger, Adrienne bon Haes, Josh and Ashley Liemer, Anthony and Katharine Rubino, Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz, Beth and Richard Tasca, Jerry Powers, Edward Shumsky, Daniel Templon, Stephan Balkenhol, Andrew and Stacey Kroll, Susan Kronick, Rick Moser, Ron Shuffield, Audrey and Martin Gruss, Juan Montoya, Urban Karlsson, Alberto and Fernanda Gavazzi, Michael and Carolynn Friedman, Mario Cader-Frech, Jane Wooldridge and Stetson Glines, Carmen Bigles, Amy Zakarin, Carol and Vincent Damian, Jean Shafiroff, Beth and Richard Tasca, David Lombardi, Nick and Lynn Buoniconti, Chip Gesner,Udo Noger, Chul Hyun Ahn, Peter Sarkisian, Peter Anton, and Mr. Brainwash, among others.
newer and mid-career, cutting edge artistsCONTEXT