Art Miami (www.art-miami.com), Miami’s longest running contemporary art fair, will once again captivate the city from November 29 – December 4, 2011. As the anchor art fair to the city of Miami, the fair will return with a compelling array of modern and contemporary artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Art Miami will be held in a state-of-the-art 125,000 square foot pavilion in Midtown Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood Arts District.
With over 110 prestigious international galleries participating, Art Miami is a “can’t miss” event for collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts to acquire some of the finest and most important works of art that the contemporary market has to offer. The fair will include modern and contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints from Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, the Middle East and the United States. Distinguished for its quality, depth, and diversity, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s contemporary art fair market.
“Art Miami is a fair that represents an overall cross section of what the current contemporary art market has to offer, and we provide a platform for seasoned, cutting edge and emerging galleries to showcase their artists said Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami. “Over the last four years, Art Miami has proven itself as a destination for collectors to have a first view and acquire some of the most important high quality works available in the marketplace. We continue to see collectors coming to Miami a day early to experience Art Miami’s Opening Night VIP Preview before the other art fairs open on the Beach; last year, Art Miami’s Opening Night attracted over 7,200 attendees. In addition, we saw nearly 50,000 visitors come through the fair during Art Week and we expect to exceed those numbers in 2011. We are very excited about the quality of exhibitors at this year’s fair and the diverse range of disciplines and price-points that will provide a unique opportunity for collectors to pursue their interests in both primary and secondary works of art.”
Art Miami will kick off Art Week with its opening night on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Art Miami’s highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview will benefit The Lotus House Women's Shelter, a quiet enclave in downtown Miami that offers a sanctuary for homeless women and infants in need. The exclusive evening offers the first opportunity for VIP collectors to acquire some of the finest pieces of modern and contemporary art while raising money for an important local cause.
Art Miami exhibitor Edelman Arts, will be featuring the masterpiece oil painting, Saint Sebastian by Titian — one of the leading Italian Renaissance painters.
Saint Sebastian’s (c.1530) appearance at Art Miami marks the first time it will be on display publicly in the United States. The last time the masterpiece was on display was in Rome at a show the Vatican organized to celebrate patron saint masterpieces entitled, “Il Potere e la Grazia; I Santi Patroni d’Europa.”
“The Saint Sebastian masterpiece by Titian will be the highlight of our Art Miami booth this year," said Asher B. Edelman, owner of Edelman Arts Inc. "It is such a significant piece, we're excited to unveil it at Art Miami. The Titian oil painting will be nicely complemented by more contemporary Saint Sebastian works by Andres Serrano, Christopher Winter, YasmineChatila, Cathy McClure, Mapplethorpe and many others."
The Saint Sebastian is one of hundreds of works of art that Art Miami will be featuring as part of the show’s 22 edition.
This year’s roster of dealers includes 22 new galleries that have been accepted by Art Miami to exhibit at the fair. New exhibitors include ACA Galleries, Allan Stone Galleries, Catharine Clark Gallery, Fu Xin Gallery, Galerie RX, Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Man., Galleri Andersson/Sandstrom, Galleria Bianconi, JGM Galerie, Leslie Smith Gallery, Magnan Metz Gallery, Michael Schultz Gallery, Osborne Samuel, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Priveekollektie, Robert Klein Gallery, Robert Mann Gallery, Robischon Gallery, Santa Giustina SRL, Lucca, and Talento Arte/Ta Projects.
“We are excited to be a part of Art Miami for the first time this year and hope to expand our exposure with the fair's well-established audience,” said Dara Metz, Director of Magnan Metz Gallery based in New York. “The enthusiasm the organizers have in exploring innovative ways to showcase gallery artists outside of the booth is particularly appealing to us. We look forward to building our relationship with Art Miami and being a part of the energy it contributes to the Miami fair scene.”
Returning Art Miami exhibitors also note the fair’s positive impact on their business.
"I look forward to participating in Art Miami, as I have a diverse stable of artists and it is one of the few fairs that enables me to show contemporary and historical fine art, as well as photography, design, sculpture and decorative arts,” Barry Friedman said. “I have been consistently happy with the turnout and quality of the visitors in past editions of Art Miami."
Art Miami 2011 Participating Galleries:
Aca Galleries, Aldo De Sousa Gallery, Allan Stone Galleries, Antoine Helwaser Gallery, Arcature Fine Art, Arthur Roger Gallery, Art Nouveau Gallery, Barry Friedman Ltd., Barry Singer Gallery, Bellas Artes, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Blue Leaf Gallery, Bolsa De Arte, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Cernuda Arte, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Claire Oliver Gallery, Contessa Gallery, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Cynthia-Reeves, David Klein Gallery, David Lusk Gallery, David Richard Contemporary, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Dillon Gallery, Douglas Dawson Gallery, Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Durban Segnini Gallery, Durham Press, Edelman Arts, Eli Klein Fine Art, Evelyn Aimis Fine Art, FaMa Gallery, Ferrin Gallery, Forum Gallery, Fu Xin Gallery, Galerie Forsblom, Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Man., Galerie Piece Unique, Galerie Renate Bender, Galerie Rx, Galerie Terminus, Galerie Von Braunbehrens, Galleri Andersson/Sandstrom, Galleria Bianconi, Ginocchio Gallery, Goya Contemporary, Graham, Greg Kucera Gallery, Heller Gallery, Hollis Taggart Galleries, Jackson Fine Art, James Barron Art, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Jerald Melberg Gallery, JGM. Galerie, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Juan Ruiz Galeria, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, Kreisler Art Gallery, Laurence Miller Gallery, Lausberg Contemporary, Leon Tovar Gallery, Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Leslie Smith Gallery, Lewallen Galleries, Lisa Sette Gallery, Lotus House, Magnan Metz Gallery, Mark Borghi Fine Art, Mccormick Gallery, Michael Goedhuis, Michael Schultz Gallery Berlin|Seoul|Beijing, Mike Weiss Gallery, Modernbook, Modernism Inc., Nancy Hoffman, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Now Contemporary Art, Osborne Samuel, Pace Prints, Pan American Art Projects, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Priveekollektie, Richard Levy Gallery, Robert Klein Gallery, Robert Mann Gallery, Robischon Gallery, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Rudolf Budja Gallery LLC, Santa Giustina Srl, Lucca, Schantz Galleries, Schuebbe Projects, Scott White Contemporary Art, Spanierman Modern, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Talento Arte/Ta Projects, Tresart, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, Vincent Vallarino Fine Art, Waterhouse & Dodd, Westwood Gallery, Wetterling Gallery, William Shearburn Gallery, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Inc.
For more information visit: www.art-miami.com