Art Miami, one of the leading international contemporary art fairs in the country, will be returning to the Wynwood Arts District this December. Over 125 international galleries will be present, representing some of the most important works of the 20th and 21st centuries. Art Miami is in its 24th year, and an expected 65,000 collectors, artists, and enthusiasts will be streaming into the 6-day event from all around the world.
The fair kicks off on December 3rd with an Opening Night VIP Preview which offers an exclusive “first view” to buyers looking to acquire the most sought after modern art pieces before the event opens to the public.
Other exhibits will be running concurrently with Art Miami. CONTEXT, Art Miami’s sister fair, is meant to create an atmosphere of communication between established galleries and emerging artists. In its second year, CONTEXT will take place in a standalone pavilion that features 70 hand-selected international galleries.
AQUA will also be running concurrently with Art Miami. Now in its ninth year, AQUA will showcase 47 young galleries from across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. It’s an opportunity for these galleries to reach a wider audience than they ever could have on their own.
The event ends on December 8th and is a must attend for fans of contemporary art.
The work of Andy Warhol has steadily been making it’s way across Asia in a 300 piece all inclusive exhibit powered by Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum. The show had already made stops in Singapore and Hong Kong and is slated to head to Beijing and Tokyo following Shanghai. The exhibit, titled “Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal” marks the first time a collection of this magnitude has traveled to Asia.
The exhibition is arranged by decade cataloging his work from the 1940s to the 1980s and includes iconic pieces such as “Campbell’s Soup” (1961), “Marilyn Monroe” (1963), and “Self-Portrait” (1986). In addition to his art work, the show also provides a glimpse into Warhol’s personal life with examples of some of his time capsules.
With China’s current art and museum boom, the city is on track to become a culture capital on par with the likes of Paris or New York. But critics argue that Shanghai will never become a true creative center due to government censorship. In that light, Warhol’s famous portraits of Chairman Mao which were scheduled to be part of the exhibit are not being shown in Shanghai.
The nations longest running fine art fair, The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Art Show is going on this week in New York. Now in its 25th year, the show will take place March 6th-10th at the historic Park Avenue Armory on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The show features solo and two person exhibitions, as well as thematic displays from 72 of the nations leading art dealers.
The ADAA Art Show has always given special attention to solo artists, and this year is no different. With 39 solo exhibitions, the show highlights some of the world’s most established names and sheds light on emerging talent. In addition to contemporary pieces, the displays put on by art dealers expose audiences to many of art histories most influential pieces, including an exploration of cubist and pop art with pieces by Picasso, Braque, and Wesselman.
ADAA Executive Director Linda Blumberg spoke about the qualities that make The ADAA Art Show exceptional, saying, “Even with the proliferation of art fairs globally, ADAA’s fair remains unique. Whether it is a solo or two-person show, or a thematic presentation, each booth at The Art Show is a finely curated exhibition.”
The ADAA Art Show will open at Noon on Wednesday March 6th. Tickets can be purchased for 25$.
The Hammer Museum and LAXART are presenting the first Los Angeles biennial: Made in L.A. 2012. The exhibition will feature works by 60 artists from the Los Angeles area and will focus on under-recognized and emerging artists. The biennial’s intention is to capture the thriving creativity in Los Angeles that is often labeled as one of the world’s most cutting edge art scenes. The exhibit will be spread across three locations: the Hammer, LAXART, and the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. Included in Made in L.A. 2012 will be new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances, and paintings produced for the biennial. The biennial is organized by curators from both institutions, including Hammer senior curator Anne Ellegood, Hammer curator Ali Subotnick, LAXART director and chief curator Lauri Firstenberg, LAXART associate director and senior curator Cesar Garcia, and LAXART curator-at-large Malik Gaines. Made in L.A. 2012 will be on view from June 2 – September 2, 2012.
MADE IN L.A. 2012 ARTISTS
Nzuji de Magalhães
Zackary Drucker with Rhys Ernst
Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle
Pearl C. Hsiung
Nery Gabriel Lemus
The Propeller Group
One of the highlights of this year’s Los Angeles Fine Arts Show was Alexandre Renoir’s event “Bringing Kids to Art and Art to Kids”. An inspiration for all and a great introduction to the world of art for the many kids who participated. As one of our Facebook fans put it, “Alexandre passing on genius to the next generation!” Below are a few photos from the event.
The Los Angeles Fine Arts Showwill kick off tomorrow, January 18th, at the LA Convention Center and we have two exciting updates. Galerie Michael is proud to announce that Alexandre Renoir has been accepted into the show. This year’s emphasis for the show is “Bringing Kids to Art and Art to Kids” and Alexandre Renoir has been selected to Teach Kids to Paint. The event will be held on Saturday, January 21st during two separate times for different age groups:
TEACH KIDS TO PAINT
Saturday January 21
11am kids 5-8
2pm kids 9-15
To join in on this fun event, RSVP by Friday, January 20th by calling 202.412.3309 and leaving a voicemail with the child’s name, parent(s) name and a phone number or email where you may be reached. It’s first come, first served so be sure to sign up today! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Galerie Michael to Unveil THE VAULT
For the first time ever, Galerie Michael will be introducing The Vault at this year’s LA Fine Arts Show. The Vault will feature all the treasures of our top tier collection. The Vault will be on display at our gallery’s booth where you’ll be sure to find works by Picasso, Dali, Rodin, Renoir and others. Galerie Michael has been exhibiting at the Los Angeles Fine Art Show for over 15 years and we look forward to seeing you this week!
For more info on meeting us at the Los Angeles Fine Arts Show, contact us at:
Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair (BRAFA) will kick off January 21- 29, 2012. With its inaugural fair in 1955, BRAFA is one of the longest running art fairs in the world. The fair will be held in the Tour & Taxis industrial site in heart of Brussels along the Willebroek canal.
130 international exhibitors will participate this year with an estimated 40,000 visitors expected. New to this year’s agenda will be daily tailor-made guided tours by the Royal Operahouse, La Monnaie. An eclectic choice of artworks selected by Peter de Caluwe, the General Manager of La Monnaie, will be discussed by their appointed guides.
Among the paintings, sculptures and photography, visitors will also find furniture from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, porcelain, tapestries and antique jewelry.
We are excited to announce that Galerie Michael will be participating in the Los Angeles Fine Arts Showon January 18 – 22, 2012 at the LA Convention Center. The show will exhibit art from 5 centuries, including pre-20th century works, impressionism, plein air paintings and drawings, as well as a selection of contemporary realism.
This year the West Coast’s largest art fair is expanding to partner with two other highly anticipated shows. The Los Angeles Fine Art Show: Historic and Traditional will debut alongside the LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary and the International Fine Print Dealer’s Assoc Print Fair. All shows will take place January 18 – 22, 2012 at the LA Convention Center and one ticket will allow entrance into all three shows. This is going to be a great opportunity to explore and enjoy art spanning across diverse time periods and movements.
There will also be a symposium series for more in-depth discussions from collectors, curators, artists, writers and art world professionals. Be sure to check out the events section as it continues to receive updated info about the show’s events.
Please feel free to contact the gallery to learn more about the work we will be exhibiting at the LA Fine Arts Show. (310) 273-3377
Art Basel Miami Beach kicks off this week with four days (Dec. 1- 4) of art, parties and and a few guerrilla pop-up shows for good measure. Showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists, Art Basel Miami has grown into one of the biggest art fairs in the world since its inception in 2002. Continue reading →