Posts tagged Art Basel
Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Leslie Feely Gallery

www.lesliefeely.com

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Friedel Dzubas,  First Run , 1972 Acrylic on Canvas, 96Hx96Win

Friedel Dzubas, First Run, 1972 Acrylic on Canvas, 96Hx96Win

Interview with Dakota Sica

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Leslie Feely Gallery is located on the Upper East Side in New York City. We specialize in Post War and Contemporary Art.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

This year we have a dedicated a section to Richard Diebenkorn, highlighting works from every period of his career.

Including examples of early abstract drawings, stunning figurative works, and an impressive Ocean Park.

Another star of our booth is “First Run" a rare large-scale painting by Friedel Dzubas - this never before seen work is a Dzubas masterpiece.

It will be accompanied by smaller paintings that illustrate the artist’s contributions to color field painting.

We are also proud to present the works of Kikuo Saito. These large-scale gestural abstractions sing with color!

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

I recommend that visitors ask questions. It is very rewarding to talk with people about the work of an artist they may or may not know. Art Miami is an inclusive fair where experienced and new collectors come to learn and grow their collections.

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

www.priveekollektie.art

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Georgia Mowry

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design is a leading international gallery specialised in contemporary art and collectible design. Based in The Netherlands, Priveekollektie actively works with a range of collectors, represents internationally recognised artists and designers, and provides a platform for up-and-coming talents to showcase their exceptional pieces.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

Priveekollektie exhibits pieces each year at Art Miami that have never been shown in America before. With a focus on the best artists with a European identity, we plan to bring new, exciting and interesting works based upon our three pillars: concept, quality, and value. The works shown feature a highly curated selection of new and exclusive works. One of these works to look out for is the hand tufted tapestry, Luxuria 99, by Dutch artist Catharina van de Ven.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Priveekollektie recommends three things to visitors and collectors: to explore the restaurants and nightlife, to visit the private collections that specially open during the week but are normally not open to the public to view, and to have sheer enjoyment of the art crowd and audience that arrives in Miami for this week only.

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Osborne Samuel Gallery

www.osbornesamuel.com

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Peter Osborne

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

High quality British and American art including Moore, Chadwick Sam Francis, Jim Dine.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

Rare unique works by Chadwick not seen before, a remarkable Sam Francis painting, new works by Jim Dine.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Do not try and do too much, spend more time at fewer locations. Come early.

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Galerie von Vertes

www.vonvertes.com

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Quirine Verlinde

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Founded by Laszlo Vertes, the eponymous gallery was conceived as an international exhibition platform specializing in 20th- and 21st-century art. Centrally located on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich the gallery builds and manages private and public collections, organizes exhibitions and gives lectures on art and art market related subjects. “With Vertes I tried to create a democratic space for the exploration and understanding of the inexhaustible diversity of art and its creators.“ Exceptional pieces by Albers, Calder, Chagall, Chamberlain, Condo Ernst, Francis, Kusama, Lichtenstein, Miró, Richter, Soulages, Vasarely, Warhol and Wesselmann are permanently on display in the 200 square meter gallery in Zurich.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

For the 2018 Edition of Art Miami we are showcasing a bold selection of 20th and 21st century paintings, works on paper and sculptures. Specific focus points are a variety of stabiles by Alexander Calder, mesmerizing Infinity Nets and Infinity Dots by Yayoi Kusama, intriguing portraits by George Condo and vibrant abstract works by Gerhard Richter.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Collecting is about art, its creators, the history behind it, the development of our personal taste, spirituality, connection and a way of life. Collecting is piecing together the story of you a a collector human being in this world. The price and the name of the artist are of minor importance. What is important is the connection you feel with a particular work of art and that from the moment it hangs on your wall you keep discovering new elements that you did you did not see before. A work of art invites the beholder to stay and linger and adds an element of joy and wonder to every home.

Above Image:

Tom Wesselmann, Little Still Life #15, Oil, plastic and plaster relief on board 12.1 × 8.9 × 1 in., 1964

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Galerie Terminus GMBH

www.galerie-terminus.de

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview With Wilhelm J. Grusdat

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Art is not only our business, but it is also our passion. Specifically, we see our role as the mediator between collectors and artists. A very special vision is necessary to recognize a work of art as a potential masterpiece and as a valid manifestation of form and ideas.

Only when all of these come together, can an artwork truly radiate that very special aura to which a viewer immediately feels drawn. An exceptional work of art has much more to offer than that which meets the eye. It is this quality to which the Galerie Terminus aspires.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

At this year’s Art Miami we present the highlights of our current program and exciting new additions consisting of famous artists as well as young talents. We bring these two perspectives into context with each other at the fair, both as contrast and as correspondents.

On the one side, we show big names and great American Pop-Artists such as John Chamberlain, Roy Lichtenstein, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann.

On the other side, we bring young contemporary artists into focus with the Germans Christian Awe, Jan Davidoff, and Tatjana Tartakovska.

We are very proud to also be able to include exciting new works from our current program by Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke Gerhard Richter, and Günther Uecker. To round things up, it is our very special pleasure to exclusively present a number of early works by Georg Baselitz as well as an exquisitely typical work by Sigmar Polke.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Our presentation boils down to the bottom line which we wish to present to our fair visitors and all new art collectors: Always be on the lookout for works by artists with an international standing who are able to touch your heart and mind.

Above image:

Sigmar Polke, “Untitled,”, Oil on canvas, 59.1 x 70.9 inches. 2007

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Galerie Forsblom

www.galerieforsblom.com

Booth AM117

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Katarina Siltavuori

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Galerie Forsblom, founded by Kaj Forsblom in 1977, holds a unique position on the Nordic art scene as one of the largest and most international contemporary art galleries by bringing international established artists to its exhibition spaces in Helsinki and Stockholm. While the exhibition programs consist of a wide range of media within the visual arts, Galerie Forsblom is highly profiled as presenting excellence in contemporary painting as well as sculpture.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

Galerie Forsblom showcases both established American artists, such as Peter Halley, Jacob Hashimoto, and Keith Sonnier and young Finnish rising stars, Toni R. Toivonen and Reima Nevalainen.

Our booth presents a coherent synergy between playfulness and harmony – the booth is curated with a joyful spirit as Peter Halley’s bright-colored, neo-geometric conceptualist works juxtapose Jason Martin’s large-scale monochromatic sculptural paintings which consist of thick surfaces of oil or acrylic gel.

The booth prevails a lingering harmonic atmosphere with Jacob Hashimoto’s works, which combine Japanese handicraft tradition with Anglo-American minimalism, Stephan Balkenhol’s raw and spontaneous wood sculptures, and Bernar Venet’s dynamic steel sculptures and arches, playing with gravity and three-dimensionality.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Be curious and ambitious. Let passion be your guide and trust your instincts. Buying art can be fun – and don’t be afraid to go big!

Above image:

Jacob Hashimoto, Reaching Desperately for the Darkening Sky Through Geographies of Time and Season, 2018 Acrylic, paper, bamboo, wood and Dacron, 167.64h x 152.40w x 20.96d cm, 66hx60wx8.25din

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: James Barron Art

James Barron

Owner of James Barron Art

17 Old Barn Road
PO Box 2
Kent, CT 06757

www.jamesbarronart.com

Beverly Pepper,  Tetrachord Altar,  1985 - 86 stainless steel, 81 3/4 x 16 3/4 x 26 1/2 inches (2017.6 x 42.5 x 67.3 cm)

Beverly Pepper, Tetrachord Altar, 1985 - 86 stainless steel, 81 3/4 x 16 3/4 x 26 1/2 inches (2017.6 x 42.5 x 67.3 cm)

What is the gallery's focus at this year's fair?

We have several focuses this year for Art Miami.

1. We will feature sculptures by Beverly Pepper that have not been exhibited in decades to celebrate the upcoming 95th birthday of the artist.  Beverly is still going strong, making art every day, and living life with her usual gusto.  It's with great pride that we also celebrate having recently placed a major outdoor Pepper sculpture in the New Orleans Museum of Art outdoor sculpture garden.  The work should be installed late next year, and it points to the resurgence of interest in Pepper's work. This will be our third feature of Beverly Pepper at Art Miami.  Each year, we place these works with major US collectors and museum trustees. For Art Miami 2017, we will exhibit a major Altar sculpture that has been in the artist's private collection and hasn't been seen in decades.  It's a masterpiece.  We will also continue our exploration of her totemic Messenger series.  These have found their way into our top clients' homes and are wonderful works to live with.

2. We will continue to highlight American and Italian art, and the relation and cross references between the two counties' art.  Having lived in Rome for 11 years, from 2003 to 2014, and continuing to divide my time, I am continually amazed by the cultural fluency and influence between American and Italian art.   (See below for particular works.)

Sol LeWitt,  Color Brushstrokes , 1994 gouache on paper, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.88 cm)

Sol LeWitt, Color Brushstrokes, 1994 gouache on paper, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.88 cm)

Are there specific artists or works that collectors should pay attention to at your booth? 

For Art Miami 2017, we are pleased to exhibit a major Kounellis wall relief that has never been exhibited in the US.  The artist died this year and was given a state funeral in Rome.  We will also exhibit a major Cy Twombly work on paper, "Study for the Triumph of Galatea," which was in one Italian collection since it was created.  It is one of a series of studies for the painting, 'Triumph of Galatea,' at The Menil, Houston.  This work refers also the Raphael fresco in the Farnesina, a five-minute walk to Trastevere from the artist's studio in Rome.

We will exhibit the relationship between American Color Field abstraction, such as Jules Olitski Spray paintings, from 1965-68, with the glass sculptures of Laura de Santillana, who has created works from her Tokyo-Ga series especially for our booth at Art Miami 2017.

What trends have you noticed in the art market over the past few years?

Collectors find us more frequently through our gallery site and through on-line sites, Artnet and Artsy. Then it is up to us to forge the sort of relationship with a collector that we pride ourselves in -- not just in one sale, but in developing an ongoing relationship that can continue for decades. We also find that collectors we met at Art Miami, sometimes even 5, 6, 7 years ago, will email us out of the blue and remind us of a work they saw and a conversation we had.  

We are also pleased to see more collectors sharing their collection as private museums.  Done correctly, sharing the art with a wide viewing audience, this is a high form of philanthropy and can create cultural growth in a rural area.  I will point to Magazzino in Garrison, NY as the epitome of what can be done with passion and love for art, and it's contagious in the best way.  It is now leading to music and readings series, and it helps form, with our gallery, a cultural trail between Magazzino, Dia Beacon and MassMOCA. People are busier and spend less time going to the actual gallery exhibitions.  One hears this from nearly everyone in galleries across the US.  So it's essential to have excellent installation photos of exhibitions and a strong event program to build the culture around an exhibition and promote the ideas behind the art.

What are some of your favorite aspects of being a part of Art Miami?

I like that Art Miami opens the night before the Art Basel Miami fair.  We see everyone at the opening, including some of the top collectors and their art advisors, museum curators and directors.  Often, the day after Art Basel Miami, these same collectors hurry back to our booth, realizing that we exhibit quality art priced fairly. Art Miami is less pretentious than some fairs, which to me is important.  It's a friendly fair and it is attracting better galleries every year.  

Jannis Kounellis,  Untitled , 2001 Iron, jute sack, gypsum, 39.5 x 27.5 x 16.5 inches (100 x 70 x 42 cm)

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled, 2001 Iron, jute sack, gypsum, 39.5 x 27.5 x 16.5 inches (100 x 70 x 42 cm)

Please give our readers a few tips for making the most of attending art fairs based on your experience

1. Be sure to attend the Art Miami opening. If you see something you love, don't wait too long and think you can see every fair and that the work will still be available.  It often is not.  

2. Return to the fair on successive days. We re-install our booth several times, replacing works we have sold with works of equal interest.

3. Ask questions.  Don't be intimidated.  We want to have an art dialogue.  We have shelves for viewing and bring many works for our in-booth storage area.  Once we understand the sort of art a client is looking for, we often spend time refining what we can show, first hand.  Many of our sales at Art Miami are through this sort of prolonged dialogue, not just walking in and seeing the art that is on view.

4. Find a dealer you can trust and then spend as much time as possible learning. A dealer should be fluent in art history, and not just art of the recent past.

5. Arrive at 11 AM when the fair opens and be the first to a booth.  You will have time when it is quiet and you can see the art and feel the art more clearly, and know what moves you and what you want to live with.

6.  Go back to a dealer over the final weekend, especially on Saturday afternoon and any time on Sunday. The fair is more crowded but there are fewer collectors. You will have good quality time with a dealer, who can spend more time with you, unlike at the opening, when there are many people to see and attend to. The weekend can be an excellent time to find a work, especially one from our on-site storage area.

Buy your tickets to Art Miami 2017 here:

Special Preview: FORM Miami 2017

FORM Miami is owned by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company, which produces Art Aspen, Art Palm Springs, and SOFA Chicago (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design). All art fairs are presented by galleries from around the world exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media. For more information about Urban’s art and design fairs, visit the following websites:

Fumiki Tagushi, Brooch, Silver, rhodiumplated, Courtesy of Charon Kransen Arts

Fumiki Tagushi, Brooch, Silver, rhodiumplated, Courtesy of Charon Kransen Arts

What initially inspired FORM Miami? What is the story behind this event? 

FORM MIAMI is the sister fair of SOFA CHICAGO, the first and only fair in the United States dedicated to galleries whose programs focus on contemporary and modern applied arts; galleries representing museum-quality work in glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, and studio jewelry. As there are no other fairs in Miami Art Week with this focus on materials and the applied arts, we are excited to be the first and only art fair presenting prestigious galleries from around the world exhibiting world-renowned artists working in these mediums. Presented as a boutique art fair in the heart of Miami Art Week, directly across from Art Basel Miami Beach, FORM MIAMI promises to be a fresh fair presenting new voices in the December fair lineup.
 
Describe a few things that visitors and collectors should expect when visiting the fair.
           
FORM MIAMI is taking place at the corner of 17th Street & Washington Avenue, across from Art Basel Miami Beach and in the epicenter of Miami Art Week. Space, designed by renowned architect, Morris Lapidus, will make FORM Miami a premiere destination for the Art Basel Miami Beach collecting crowds.

Micke Johansson, Explores, 2017, Double ariel glass, 14 x 6 x 6 in., Courtesy of Graariel Ltd

Micke Johansson, Explores, 2017, Double ariel glass, 14 x 6 x 6 in., Courtesy of Graariel Ltd

What sets FORM Miami apart from other events happening during Art Week?
 
FORM MIAMI is Miami Art Week’s first and only art fair dedicated to the applied arts and sculptural objects and is a must-see for attending art connoisseurs and collectors alike.  As the newest addition to Miami Art Week, this fair will showcase a highly-curated selection of 23 international galleries exhibiting the very best in the applied arts and sculptural objects. FORM MIAMI will kick off its inaugural 4-day run on Thursday, December 7th, with a VIP Opening Night Preview on Wednesday, December 6th.

Bertil Vallien, Future, 2017, Cast glass, 5.7 x 6 x 6 in., Courtesy of Schantz Galleries

Bertil Vallien, Future, 2017, Cast glass, 5.7 x 6 x 6 in., Courtesy of Schantz Galleries

What are a few highlight exhibitors or artists we should be on the lookout for?
 
FORM MIAMI will feature prominent international galleries whose programs showcase innovation in contemporary decorative arts and design, highlighting work in ceramics, fiber, glass, and wood. Works presented will include both emerging and established artists making statement works in these media. Some of the notable galleries confirmed to exhibit at this year’s fair are Adam Blaue Gallery, Blue Rain Gallery, Charon Kransen Arts, Collection Ateliers D’Art De France, Crafts Council and The New Craftsmen, Galleri Gronlund, George Billis Gallery, Habatat Galleries, Hawk Gallery, JewelersWerk Galerie, Schantz Galleries, and Studio 21 Fine Art.

Surviving Art Basel: A Guide For Beginners

via Artconnect

If you hadn’t noticed yet, last weekend from June 15th until 18th Switzerland was opening its doors to strangers from all over the world. Is my native country improving its immigration politics? No, it was the 48th edition of Art Basel, one of the leading fairs for modern and contemporary art in the world.

So, let’s get our facts straight: 

Art Basel was founded by Swiss gallerists Ernest Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt in the 70s and takes its name from its place of origin; Basel, a ravishing little town set at the borders between Switzerland and Germany.

The show, recorded from the beginning as a great success, became in few years the Mecca for Modern and Contemporary art, being at the forefront of the best and newest artists and galleries as well as expanding internationally with shows in Miami Beach and Hong Kong. La crème de la crème in other words!

The fair is organised over 3 full days and offers a variety of events such as talks, films, performances, photography, but the actual core of Art Basel are the galleries, counting up to 291 spaces and featuring the artworks of more than 4,000 artists.

If you had as little time as I did to enjoy this wonderful concentration of culture and art, let’s say that you will probably get out looking like one of Picasso’s paintings (mine was probably similar to “La Femme qui Pleure” (1937)).