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Art Miami, Context and Aqua 2018 Staff Picks

This is our second year being a proud media partner of Art Miami Fairs. As if visiting sunny Miami is not inspiring enough, we got to explore thousands of artworks from across the globe. There were incredible, innovative pieces that stuck out to us from every art career level, but we had to narrow it down to a select few.

Here are our picks from Art Miami, Context and Aqua fairs from the 2018 edition.

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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: Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion

www.galeriedominion.ca

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 Tim Dunn and Sara Landau

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

Landau Contemporary acquired the Dominion Gallery, Canada's oldest and most prestigious private art establishment in October 2005. The gallery offers a stunning showcase for modern masters alongside an exciting ensemble of contemporary international artists including Yves Zurstrassen, Christoph Kiefhaber, Kwang-Young Chun and Tony Scherman. Landau Contemporary is also the exclusive North American dealer for the Austrian master, architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

"Landau Fine Art was already well established as one of the world's leading galleries specializing in early 20th century international art," explains Canadian art dealer Robert Landau. "Dominion represented a unique opportunity to offer the works of living artists under the umbrella of their more famous 20th century predecessors.”

The partnership between Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion and Landau Fine Art guarantees a wealth of choice for art lovers and collectors to experience, in an extensive exhibition space exceeding 20,000 square feet in a stunning Victorian landmark on Sherbrooke Street West.

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

history will come alive at Landau Contemporary at Art Miami, where we will be featuring an exceptional collection of paintings and sculptures from the Estate of Antoni Clavé, which will be presented alongside Britain’s most celebrated modern sculptor, Henry Moore, among others. Both of these extraordinary exhibitions will include works that span over 40 years of the Artist’s careers. These are only two of the highlights that will be on exhibit exclusively at Art Miami this December, where Landau Contemporary will feature over 100 artworks in 2,000 square feet of exhibition space.

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

We encourage collectors to take the time to really look and interact with the works on display. Great artworks repay the attention they are given, and the more you look the more you have an opportunity to see. Experiencing and engaging with art is a slow burning process, so don’t try to absorb everything in one visit.

Above image:

Antoni Clavé, Diptyque Et Demi II, Oil and collage on canvas, 209x350cm./821⁄4x1373⁄4in., 1994, Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion, Montreal, Canada

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

Order the Art Miami 2018 Edition!

Create! Magazine Issue 12 | Art Miami 2018 Edition 

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Please allow 2-3 weeks for domestic delivery and 3-5 weeks internationally. 

(Ships after on or December 9th)

Pre-sale price valid until November 30, 2018

 

180+ ad-free pages of interviews and features with established, mid-career and emerging contemporary artists for you to discover and be inspired by!

Issue 12 Contents


On The Cover 

 

Madison Parker

 

Interviews



Waves, Waterscapes and Wanderlust 

Interview with Artist Nina Brooke 

By Alicia Puig 

 

Postgraduate Plans 

Interview with Emerging Artist Rosabel Rosalind Kurth-Sofer 

By Alicia Puig 

 

James Bullough 

The Voices of Street Artists 

By Christina Nafziger 

 

Edra Soto 

Creating Community Through Artistic Practice 

By Christina Nafziger 

 

Reimagined and Remembered 

Interview with Charlotte Keats 

By Ekaterina Popova 

 

Standing up for Women Artists 

Interview with Liezel Strauss, Art Girl Rising 

By Ekaterina Popova 

 

A Glimpse into Another’s World 

Interview with Anna Shukeylo 

By Ekaterina Popova 

 

Spot on 

Neo-Pointillism by Pj Linden 

By Alicia Puig 

 

Adam D. Miller and Devon Oder Creating a Gallery Through an Artist’s Perspective 

By Christina Nafziger 

 

The Beauty and Complexity of the Natural World 

Interview with Alonsa Guevara 

By Ekaterina Popova



Art Miami Fairs Highlight Exhibitors

 

A unique perspective from galleries exhibiting at Art Miami Fairs 2018

 


Artists Selected by Guest Curator, Kaly Scheller-Barrett, Associate Director of Hashimoto Contemporary

 

Stacey Beach

Isabel Chun

Ben Dallas

Scout Dunbar

Lesley Gold

Raul Gonzalez

Erica Green

Elizabeth Jung

Thomas Kelley III

Lydia Kinney

Huanying Koh

Forrest Lawson

Megan Magill

Amy Meissner

Aly Morgan

Hedda Neelsen

Yuria Okamura

Madison Parker

Anastasia Parmson

Diane Pribojan

Sara Allen Prigodich

Meganne Rosen

Molly Scannell

Lindsey Schulz

Max Seckel

Val Shamma

Anne Cecile Surga

Andrea Taylor

Anna Teiche

Sophie Treppendahl

Charlotte Urreiztieta 

Jimmy Viera

Ellie Ji Yang

Madeline Zappala

Angie Zielinski

Spotlight Artist

 

Andrew Salgado

 

Highlight Artists

 

Andre Bogart Szabo

Valentina Sarfeh

Going Full Circle: Podcast Interview with Jessica Rivas, Artist and Marketing Associate at Art Miami Fairs

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On this episode, Kat chats with Jessica Rivas, artist and Marketing Associate at Art Miami Fairs. 

Enjoy this fun conversation about her sketches, photography, vlog and maintaining an art practice while balancing other responsibilities in sunny Miami. Jessica shares her creative journey and the story of how destiny always seems to bring her back to art. 

Documentary/lifestyle photography + personal art projects. 
Big enthusiast of natural lighting, organic settings, hugs, nouns, and good music.

Jessica's Website: 

http://www.jessicarivas.com/

Vlog:

http://youtube.com/jessicacuh?sub_confirmation=1

Art Miami: 

https://www.artmiami.com/

Jessica's Photography

Sketches

Top Picks: Art Miami and Context 2017
Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Leslie Feely

Dakota Sica

Director at Leslie Feely

33 E. 68th Street, New York, NY 10065

www.lesliefeely.com

Friedel Dzubas sketches on view at ArtMiami

Friedel Dzubas sketches on view at ArtMiami

 

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

This year we will be presenting a dynamic selection of post war and contemporary art. Including works by Richard Diebenkorn, Jules Olitski, Friedel Dzubas and Kenneth Noland.  The presentation will include highlights from each artist’s career; including Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park series, Olitski’s early sprays, and Noland’s sixties stripe paintings.

Painting by Frank Stella, Private Collection New York

Painting by Frank Stella, Private Collection New York

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

Featured in our booth are paintings by Kikuo Saito a Japanese painter who sadly passed away just last year.  During the final years of his life Saito created the most spectacular paintings of his career.  Currently we represent the Estate of the Artist and are pleased to present these cherished late works.  

KIKUO SAITO , Kikuo Saito,  Blueher , 2014, oil on canvas, 66.75 x 47.5 in

KIKUO SAITO, Kikuo Saito, Blueher, 2014, oil on canvas, 66.75 x 47.5 in

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

In the last few years I have seen collectors revisit overlooked / undervalued talents.  Most recently I have seen a real increase in the market of Friedel Dzubas. These beautiful paintings previously traded for low figures comparatively to his peers.  Now in just a few years the artist’s market is strong and growing.  We will be showing a selection of paintings by Friedel Dzubas - this would be a great opportunity for collectors to acquire works by this artist.

Robert Motherwell,  Delicados , 1980, Acrylic and collage on board, 10 x 8 in

Robert Motherwell, Delicados, 1980, Acrylic and collage on board, 10 x 8 in

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

Art Miami is Miami’s original fair.  It stays true to its roots and is an excellent place for experienced and new collectors alike to find top quality works.  It is not only a chance for us to be with our fellow galleries from New York – but also meet new galleries from around the world.

Richard Diebenkorn,  Untitled , c. 1967, Charcoal, ballpoint pen and graphite on paper, 16.9 x 13.8 in

Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, c. 1967, Charcoal, ballpoint pen and graphite on paper, 16.9 x 13.8 in

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

There is a lot to see, so it’s good to pace yourself.   I recommend coming to ArtMiami more than once - often the VIP opening can be quite busy and hard to get a full sense of the works.  To avoid the crowd, I recommend coming early when the doors open.  We look forward to meeting you at our booth this year!

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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.

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Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Allan Stone Projects

Interview with Bo Joseph

Director of Allan Stone Projects

535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10011

www.allanstoneprojects.com

Wayne Thiebaud,    Nude (Seated Nude),  1963 Oil on canvas 60 x 36 in. Courtesy: Allan Stone Projects, New York © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Wayne Thiebaud, Nude (Seated Nude), 1963 Oil on canvas 60 x 36 in. Courtesy: Allan Stone Projects, New York © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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

Consistent with the gallery’s long history, our booth program will illustrate artistic kinship and visual legacies by presenting works by mid-level contemporary artists in dialogue with historically significant works of the Modern and Post-War period. While the works on view will span a range of styles and genres, from Abstract Expressionism to figuration, what they all have in common is a mastery of their underlying abstraction.

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

Having represented Wayne Thiebaud from 1962 to 2006, we have the unique capability to present an exceptional cross section of still life, landscape and figure paintings and works on paper by this celebrated contemporary master. With a recent exhibition at White Cube and upcoming surveys at the Shrem Museum and the Morgan Library, collectors have a timely opportunity with the works we will have on view. The largest and earliest Thiebaud we will present is a commanding yet sensitive full length figure painting, entitled Nude (Seated Nude), 1963. Another artist enjoying increasing visibility and favor with collectors, who also had early success with our gallery, is the Washington DC color field painter Thomas Downing. We will have two of his very early, very popular dot paintings, in acrylic on unprimed canvas, each from 1961. At 62 inches square, the one entitled After 5 presents an opportunity for a collector looking for a dazzling period piece whose large sense of scale defies its very manageable dimensions.

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

The proliferation of information and general visibility of works in the marketplace seems to overwhelm and almost fog out the audience, especially newer buyers, but even more seasoned collectors. With all of the data available, collectors are in the best position ever to become knowledgeable about artists and their place in the art historical and market fabric, however the pace and volume at which the information is coming at them and the time constraints we all feel are impeding their ability to develop focus and connoisseurship. I see incredible opportunities for collectors who can slow down the viewing and hunting process, and engage dealers personally as resources and as allies in their effort to grow and evolve. 

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

Every year, most of the visitors who arrive at Art Miami after their opening day at Basel Miami say the same thing: "the energy over here [at Art Miami] is so much more positive and accessible, and there are so many good things!" This is a great affirmation for any dealer interested in maintaining a sense of approachability and inclusiveness while also presenting works of the highest quality and desirability. Art Miami has a rewarding balance between serious business opportunities and the altruistic motivations that many dealers struggle to maintain these days.

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

First, slow down and try to remove the filters that can cut you off from seeing something extraordinary. Try to give yourself over to the experience of looking, rather than judging. Then engage the dealers: introduce yourself, ask them questions about the works that interest you. Even if the works you see are not the exact fit, sharing your interests could help a dealer to connect you with that life changing work of art.

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(Header image: Thomas Downing, After 5, 1961 acrylic on canvas 62 x 62 in. Courtesy: Allan Stone Projects, New York © Estate of Thomas Downing)