Tiffany & Co. Launches Video Series on Contemporary Art: New Ways of Seeing

On th eve of the 2016 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, Tiffany & Co. will present the first of a five-part video series on contemporary art entitled New Ways of Seeing with each remaining video to be released in one-month intervals. Tiffany & Co. commissioned cultural leaders to script videos and examine different compelling art-related topics and is proud to highlight these critics and curators who push the boundaries of

Tiffany & Co. has a long history of supporting the arts, guided by the belief that a successful company has a responsibility to the greater community. Tiffany’s legacy with the arts dates back to its founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, an original trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his son Louis Comfort Tiffany, a pioneering designer and jeweler of the American Art Nouveau movement. Tiffany continues its commitment to arts and culture with its support of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and its sponsorship of the next three Whitney Biennials through 2021.

The overarching concept for the videos was inspired by the 1972 BBC television series and book entitled Ways of Seeing, which uniquely examined how we look at art and the meaning of imagery through the context in which we view it. Tiffany & Co. has contemporized this discussion and tapped American art critic Jerry Saltz to write and star in the first episode. Saltz titled his three- and-a-half minute video “Art Contains Multitudes;” and it features the renowned critic engaging in insightful yet playful conversation with three contemporary artists. Portrait painter Kehinde Wiley shares his thoughts on how artists can revolutionize perception while artist Shantell Martin describes the simplicity behind her process. Irish artist Oliver Jeffers acknowledges the fine line between creation and destruction.

The new film series explores how the role of art has evolved alongside our lives, and ideas in the digital world that reflect how we consume information and record our creativity today,” said Frederic Cumenal, Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany & Co. The next episode of New Ways of Seeing is written by performance artist Miranda July and takes a closer look at the debate around what exactly constitutes art.

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Kabinett: 27 Curated Exhibitions Highlighted At Art Basel’s Miami Beach 2015 Show

Private View

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 11am to 8pm (by invitation only)


Thursday, December 3, 2015, 11am to 3pm (by invitation only)

Public Days

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 3pm to 8pm

Friday, December 4, 2015, 12noon to 8pm

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12noon to 8pm

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 12noon to 6pm

Atmosphere at Galleries, Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 © Art Basel

Atmosphere at Galleries, Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 © Art Basel

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013 | Impression © Art Basel

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013 | Impression © Art Basel

A decade after its inauguration in 2005, Kabinett has become a much-loved and highly praised sector of Art Basel Miami Beach in which galleries display concise curated installations within their booths. This year’s 27 curated exhibitions will feature work by Eduardo Basualdo, Adolfo Bernal, Chris Burden, Waltercio Caldas, Michael Craig-Martin, Suzanne Duchamp, Jan Fabre, Li Gang, Al Held, Glenn Kaino, Joseph Kosuth, Dr. Lakra, Deana Lawson, Jochen Lempert, Isa Melsheimer, Meuser, John Miller, Chris Ofili, Richard Pettibone, Sigmar Polke, Stephen Prina, Ana Sacerdote, Zilia Sánchez, Alan Sonfist, Stanley Twardowicz, Agnès Varda and Nari Ward. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, runs from December 3 – December 6, 2015

Atmosphere, Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 © Art Basel

Atmosphere, Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 © Art Basel

Highlights this year include a new installation by Glenn Kaino (b. 1972, United States) at Kavi Gupta. ‘The Internationale’ (2015) is comprised of a recreation of a 19th-century Pierrot and the Moon automata installed within a pitch-black room. Triggered by the presence of spectators, the moon will trace the movement of visitors with its eye, speak fragments of seminal texts on post-colonial theory, and sing The Internationale, the classic French song of the 19th-century socialist movement.

Lia Rumma, Joseph Kosuth, Installation view 'Texts for nothing' Samuel Beckett, in play, 2010. Photo credit - Daniele Nalesso; Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Lia Rumma, Joseph Kosuth, Installation view ‘Texts for nothing’ Samuel Beckett, in play, 2010. Photo credit – Daniele Nalesso; Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Text will be a point of entry for Galleria Lia Rumma’s presentation of neon works by Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945, United States). The series, conceived in 2010, features sentences formed in white neon installed in a floor-to-ceiling matte black space. From one angle, the phrases will appear to be composed of small points of lights, however on shifting one’s point of view the words can be read clearly, bringing into question the viewer’s relationship to language. Likewise, Casas Riegner will present a selection of text-based pieces by Adolfo Bernal (b. 1954 – d. 2008, Colombia). Comprising one- or two-word posters to vintage photographs and objects from the late 1970s and early 1980s, all of which highlight his interest in the visual power of words.

Casas Riegner, Adolfo Bernal, The End, 1980. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Casas Riegner, Adolfo Bernal, The End, 1980. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Reflecting on seminal works by Chris Burden (b. 1946 – d. 2015, United States), the acclaimed artist who passed away this year, Galerie Krinzinger will exhibit hisDeluxe Photo Book 1971 – 1973′, a hand-painted binder containing all of the photodocumentation and explanatory texts of the first three years of his performances. This will be accompanied by material from Burden’s laterBridgesseries, as well as works on paper and smaller sculptures.

Lehmann Maupin, Nari Ward, Swing Low, 2015. Photo - Elisabeth Bernstein; Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Lehmann Maupin, Nari Ward, Swing Low, 2015. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein; Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

New works by Nari Ward (b. 1963, Jamaica) at Lehmann Maupin will reflect on his ongoing concerns with how the art object can challenge societal power structures. The centerpiece is We Shall Overcome(2015), a large-scale wall installation that brings to mind both the African American Civil Rights Movement from the 1960s and current issues of race, identity and politics. Photographs by Deana Lawson (b. 1979, United States) inspired by the materiality and expression of black cultures globally will be on view at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Drawn from across the last decade, the presentation will be a collective portrait, which investigates black aesthetics through the body, the domestic environment and various settings of ritual or celebration.

Galerie Lelong, Zilia Sánchez. Soy Isla [I am an Island], ca. 1970. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Galerie Lelong, Zilia Sánchez. Soy Isla [I am an Island], ca. 1970. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Kabinett will include several works that have rarely and in some cases never been seen before. Bringing together the feminine and the erotic, a selection of shaped canvases by Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Cuba) will be presented by Galerie Lelong. Since the 1950s, Sánchez’s unique approach to formal abstraction has rarely been seen outside of Puerto Rico. At Art Basel Miami Beach, Galerie Lelong will feature recent and historic works such asAntigonía (1970),Módulo Infinito (1978) and ‘El Silencio de Eros(1982-1990)along with works on paper from the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Van Doren Waxter, Al Held, 60-1 (detail), 1960. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Van Doren Waxter, Al Held, 60-1 (detail), 1960. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Galerie Nathalie Obadia will feature photographs by Agnès Varda (b. 1928, Belgium) created from 1962 to 1963, four years after the Cuban revolution. Many of the vintage prints that will be on view – which capture the island’s post-revolutionary ambiance and the premises of a Latino-socialism utopia – have never been exhibited before. A selection of assertive, freehand India ink drawings by Al Held (b. 1928 – d. 2005, United States) from 1960 will be on view at Van Doren Waxter; the works foreshadow the hard-edged geometry that he was to become known for in his later paintings.

Two Kabinett presentations will be located within the Edition sector. Alan Cristea Gallery will install new editions and mono-prints by Michael Craig-Martin (b. 1941, Ireland), including the world premiere of a new set of letterpress editions and a grouping of screenprints that will be shown for the first time in the United States. Two Palms will present Black Shunga(2008-2015) by Chris Ofili (b. 1968, United Kingdom), a suite of 11 erotic line etchings printed on specially prepared paper with a dark blue color-shifting metallic surface. The series refers to Shunga, a Japanese style of erotic art that peaked in the Edo period (1603-1867). Ofili’s etchings reveal themselves slowly; upon close inspection, fine lines emerge depicting figures entwined. Continue reading

Art Basel Miami Beach Succeeds Again With A Stellar Display Of Works And Extensive Programming Around The City

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I’ve participated in Art Basel in Miami Beach since its inception in 2002 and without any exception, this is the most successful of all its editions in terms of quality, conversations, volume of visitors and new audiences.” – Sean Kelly, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

The 2013 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach – which officially closed Sunday, December 8, 2013, drew strong praise from collectors, gallerists, critics and visitors. With an expanded Public Sector and a vibrantly diverse line-up of talks, performances and film screenings, the quality of works exhibited was matched by the show’s programming. The 12th edition was described by many observers as the strongest-ever Art Basel show in Miami Beach. Featuring 258 leading international galleries from across 31 countries, the show confirmed its positioning as the leading art fair of the Americas. Finally, the inaugural Edition sector at Art Basel’s 2013 show in Miami Beach was met with an enthusiastic response from both new and long-time collectors of prints and editioned pieces.

‘This year has been marked for us by the largest number of museum groups and institutional contacts, and a new generation of collectors becoming very active.’ – Lucy Mitchell-Innes, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Art Basel Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, attracted an attendance of 75,000 over the five show days, a seven percent increase over last year. Over 140 museum and institution groups from across the world – as well as renowned private collectors from the Americas, Europe, Asia and emerging markets – attended the show.

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A favorite sector among museum directors and critics, Kabinett offered visitors many of this year’s highlights. 25 select galleries presented curated exhibitions within their booths, including work by Marina Abramovic (Luciana Brito Galeria); José Bento and Raymundo Colares (A Gentil Carioca); Richard Fauguet (Art : Concept); Al Taylor (Niels Borch Jensen Galerie); Leon Polk Smith (Valerie Carberry Gallery); Gerold Miller (Mehdi Chouakri); Yeni & Nan (Henrique Faria Fine Art); Marius de Zayas (Galerie 1900-2000); Richard Meier (Galerie Gmurzynska); Luis Camnitzer (Alexander Gray Associates); Theaster Gates (Kavi Gupta Chicago/Berlin); James Edward Deeds (Hirschl & Adler Modern); Luis Gispert (Rhona Hoffman Gallery); Hu Qingyan (Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne); Claire Fontaine (Metro Pictures); Man Ray (Francis M. Naumann Fine Art); Damir Oč o (Yvon Lambert); race min (Lehmann Ma pin); ean c ll (Galerie Lelong); Mel Kendrick (David Nolan Gallery); Martin Barré (Galerie Nathalie Obadia); Danilo Dueñas (Galerie Thomas Schulte); and Sam Francis (Van Doren Waxter). It also featured two thematic shows: ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ at Kicken Berlin and ‘AiR (Krinzinger Artist in Residence)’ at Galerie Krinzinger.

We met old and new collectors, from the United States, Europe, South America, and of course, a good number of Chinese collectors. The Rubell Family Collection’s presentation of 28 Chinese contemporary artists certainly brought a lot of attention and new interest as well.’  – Theresa Liang, Long March Space, Beijing Continue reading

Mandarin Oriental, Miami Celebrates Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 With A Special Exhibition Of Contemporary Latin American Art

The Mandarin Oriental, Miami invites art lovers to experience contemporary Latin American art during a special exhibition presented in collaboration with ArtNexus, the iconic art publication for the Americas. The exhibition will showcase a diversity of styles and influences that have been commanding the attention of international scholars, museums and art collectors.

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Contemporary in design and with a prominent waterfront location, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Miami features 326 elegant guest rooms and suites – offering dramatic views of the bay and the Miami skyline. Amenities include two high-energy restaurants, M-Bar – a dynamic cocktail lounge and martini bar, an award-winning tri-level spa, Oasis Beach Club, the luxury boutique Shanghai Tang and extensive meeting and business facilities.

This unique exhibition will debut during Art Basel Miami Beach on Monday, December 2 in the hotel’s atrium lobby, which has become a leading venue of highly-anticipated art programs and celebrates the city of Miami as the crossroads of the Americas, paying homage to the cultural interest and influence of Latin American art.

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Curated by Celia Birbragher, founder, editor and publisher of ArtNexus, the exhibition at Mandarin Oriental, Miami will feature Mandarin_Oriental_Hotel_Group_gold_logooriginal artworks by Allora y Calzadilla of Cuba and Puerto Rico, Ioli de Freitas of Brazil, Leon Ferrari of Argentina, Dr. Lakra of Mexico, and Jose Bedia of Cuba and Miami. The exhibition will be part of a weeklong silent auction to benefit the ArtNexus Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on promoting the arts through enrichment of the artistic community and art preservation.

ArtNexus is the leading art magazine for the Americas. Published quarterly in English and Spanish, it has been on the cutting edge of art for more than 37 years. With offices in Miami and Bogota, the magazine has a network of over 100 correspondents throughout the world, who provide leading news and analysis of the world of visual arts. ArtNexus covers the exhibitions, events, and biennials of the world art scene, and has become the preferred source of information for the more than 30,000 readers. The readers include collectors, established artists, scholars, dealers, and galleries owners.

Guests staying at Mandarin Oriental, Miami will enjoy rates from USD 689 per night and receive a complimentary Mandarin Oriental Art Book in-room. For more information, please call (305) 913 8288 or visit

AQUA ART MIAMI Announces 2013 Exhibitors for Its First Edition Presented BY ART MIAMI during Art Week


Aqua Art Miami ( is pleased to announce its roster of confirmed exhibitors and curated projects for Miami Art Week, when the popular contemporary art fair runs Dec. 4 through Dec. 8, 2013. Its inaugural edition as part of the Art Miami family will retain the fair’s dynamic programming and intimate atmosphere, while providing audiences and exhibitors with the expanded amenities and infrastructure that have become signatures of Art Miami and CONTEXT.


Aqua Art Miami’s ninth consecutive installment continues this tradition, maintaining the fair’s signature relaxed vibe and spirited energy while attracting increasingly distinguished galleries. The 2013 edition will feature 46 international exhibitors showing a wide range of high-quality emerging art by artists working in all media from painting, photography and works on paper to sculpture, installation, video and multimedia art.

Since 2005, Aqua has established itself among the top fairs for emerging art during Miami Art Week, recognized for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young and established galleries with strong emerging and early-to-mid-career artists. This curatorial commitment is complemented by the unique art fair setting of a classic Art Deco hotel on South Beach with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, charming courtyard. These surroundings have become a favorite gathering spot during the busy week to acquire work, exchange ideas, and discover new artists. Its close proximity to Art Basel Miami Beach has also helped make Aqua Art Miami one of the venues most attended by collectors, artists, curators, critics and the art-loving public. Continuous shuttle service will connect Aqua Art Miami and the nearby Art Basel Miami Beach to Art Miami and CONTEXT in the Wynwood Arts District.

Eric Mack, WGM-34340, Courtesy of whitespace

Eric Mack, WGM-34340, Courtesy of whitespace



Antonio Colombo Gallery | Milan Artêria | Bromont, QC ArtSlant | Los Angeles AWOL Gallery | Toronto Being 3 Gallery | Beijing Cancio Contemporary | Miami Charlie James Gallery | Los Angeles Coagula Curatorial | Los Angeles Contemporary Art and Editions | Millburn, NJ Ellie S. Jo|Korea Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design | Atlanta Everything is art! | Moscow Galeria Casa Cuadrad | Bogota galerie bruno massa | Paris Galerie Michael | Beverly Hills galerie juliane hundertmark | Berlin Gallery 300 | Santa Rosa, CA Gallery at Gray’s | Cleveland Get This! | Atlanta Ghostprint Gallery | Richmond Hamiltonian | Washington DC Hoffman LaChance Contemporary | St. Louis Island Press | St. Louis j fergeson gallery | Farmville, VA Jack Geary Contemporary | New York JAG Modern | Philadelphia K. Imperial Fine Art | San Francisco Lonsdale Gallery | Toronto LOOC Art | Bedford Hills, NY Lyons Wier Music & Audiophile Plus | New York Mark Miller Gallery | New York Mayer Fine Art | Norfolk McCaig-Welles | Brooklyn Monkey Town | New York Morton Fine Art | Washington DC Pele Prints | St. Louis Perihelion Arts | Phoenix Portrait Society Gallery | Milwaukee Projects Gallery | Miami Prole Drift | Seattle Rice Polak Gallery | Provincetown Robert Fontaine Gallery | Miami Robert Henry Contemporary | Brooklyn Shulamit Gallery | Los Angeles Toomey Tourell Fine Art | San Francisco VICTORI CONTEMPORARY | New York Whitespace | Atlanta William Baczek Fine Arts | Northampton, MA

Aqua has consistently delivered a strong roster of galleries featuring artists of the highest caliber. Returning visitors and the collectors new to Aqua will enjoy a diverse mix of established galleries and young exhibitors new to Miami Art Week,” said Jennifer Jacobs, Director of Aqua Art Miami. “Our affiliation with Art Miami will take this new chapter of Aqua to the next level, underscoring our commitment to furthering the fair’s artistic vision while expanding our capacity to shine an even greater spotlight on our galleries and artists, strengthening Aqua Art Miami’s position as one of the must-see destinations during Art Week.” Continue reading

The Art of Fontainebleau Miami Beach Collection – Legendary Hotel’s Evolving Visual Art Collection with Art from James Turrell, Ai WeiWei and Tracey Emin, Among Others

A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach merges striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology into a vibrant guest experience.  A revered landmark and symbol of style and sophistication since its opening in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 guest rooms and suites appointed with lavish amenities and iMacs; 12 restaurants and lounges including three AAA Four Diamond signature restaurants 6fa6b84f08610848eb51cdcef53b7e86Gotham Steak, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; two dynamic nightlife venues including the world-famous LIV Nightclub; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and invigorating treatments; a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape offering lush cabanas and sun loungers; and is home to BleauLive, the innovative concert series that combines intimate performances with memorable weekend escapes.

Since opening in 1954, The Fontainebleau Miami Beach has been an icon of Miami style and design, and a revered architectural landmark in the city.  Following a $1 billion renovation and expansion in 2008, the hotel, under the direction of Jacquelyn Soffer, has since cultivated a world-class visual arts collection that will debut a commissioned piece from British artist Tracey Emin during Art Basel Miami Beach in December. In the coming month, the program will be formally unveiled as The Art of Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Designed to attract, entertain and educate its guests, Art Basel Miami Beachwill also provide global recognition of Fontainebleau’s brand as an innovative force in the visual arts.

Soffer is a natural fit to spearhead The Art of Fontainebleau. Her expertise in bringing unique installations to the public is evident through her work at the nearby Aventura Mall.  Soffer is a principal of Turnberry Associates, a company with holdings that include both Fontainebleau Miami Beach and Aventura Mall. Recognizing the positive impact that art has on the community, Aventura Mall embarked on a cultural initiative named Turnberry for the Arts, led by Soffer. Combining contemporary art and education, Turnberry for the Arts features works throughout the mall by renowned international and South Florida artists in a variety of mediums. On display are installations by Louise Bourgeois, Donald Baechler, Gary Hume, Julian Opie, Jorge Pardo, Jaume Plensa, Lawrence Weiner, Daniel Arsham, Tom Otterness and Friends With You.


Bringing her expertise, personal relationships and a passion for contemporary art to her role at Fontainebleau, Soffer has curated the resort’s multi-million dollar collection with work that is unique, original and site-specific. With care and attention paid to the integration of each piece into the resort’s total architecture and design, The Art of Fontainebleau Collection is defined by a select number of world-class visual artists and thinkers, each with a significant impact on the look and feel of Fontainebleau.

The opportunity to build an art collection within a space that is itself a work of art is incredibly rewarding.  The resort provides such an iconic backdrop that I wanted to make sure the art didn’t upstage the environment and at the same time, that the design of the hotel didn’t take away from the impact of the art,” noted Soffer. “I also wanted to give Fontainebleau’s global guests and Miami locals the chance to see some of the foremost talents of contemporary art at every turn during their visit,” continued Soffer.

The Art of Fontainebleau Collection includes more than 20 pieces, with the next acquisition to debut in December during a special event with the artist during Art Basel Miami Beach. Fontainebleau along with The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, commissioned British artist Tracey Emin to create new limited-edition works to commemorate her first U.S. museum exhibition Tracey Emin: Angel Without You. The items, which include a limited-edition beach towel, flip-flop sandals and T-shirt, will be available for purchase at the MOCA Shop and at Fontainebleau Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami Beach week in December.  In addition, to celebrate the collaboration, Fontainebleau Miami Beach has acquired the neon work I Followed You to The Sun, (2013) by Emin for installation at the resort.

Jacquelyn Soffer curates legendary hotel's evolving visual art collection. The latest installation Fontainebleau Miami Beach acquired includes the neon work "I Followed You to The Sun," (2013) by Tracey Emin, which will debut at the resort in December during a special event with the artist during Art Basel Miami Beach.  (PRNewsFoto/Fontainebleau Miami Beach)

Jacquelyn Soffer curates legendary hotel’s evolving visual art collection. The latest installation Fontainebleau Miami Beach acquired includes the neon work “I Followed You to The Sun,” (2013) by Tracey Emin, which will debut at the resort in December during a special event with the artist during Art Basel Miami Beach. (PRNewsFoto/Fontainebleau Miami Beach)

The resort is currently developing a booklet with a self-guided tour for The Art of Fontainebleau Collection. It will include the details of each work, their location in the resort and significance to the property to educate guests on Fontainebleau’s collection. Highlights of Fontainebleau’s permanent artists and works on display include: Continue reading

Brazil ArtFair Accepting Sponsors for Miami Art Week, December 3rd – 8th

Brazil ArtFair accepting sponsors for Miami Art Week 2013.

Brazil ArtFair is accepting sponsors for its Miami Art Week debut during December 3rd through December 8th. Founded by Michel Serebrinsky and Ester Krivkin, two Brazilian entrepreneurs with extensive experience in public events and major brand marketing, Brazil ArtFair is a signature cultural event and Latin America’s global brazil_ArtFair_logointroduction of contemporary design and art and the first fair devoted to Brazilian art galleries during Miami Art Week. Considered one of the most anticipated new attractions of Miami Art Week, Brazil ArtFair will highlight a selection of 40 Brazilian galleries, and the works of hundreds of artists in a 38,000-square-foot expo center. With an estimated audience of 40,000 passionate about art, luxury, travel, business and fashion, the fair is a great way to reach affluent collectors, art enthusiasts and decision makers.

In a recent interview with Miami New Times, Serebrinsky says, “Brazil ArtFair is not just an art fair, it’s a private initiative for the promotion and international of the Brazilian art market.” With the increasing demand for Latin American art, the Brazil ArtFair serves as a platform for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work.”

He continued, “It’s a matter of observing the process that the Brazilian market is going through…the Brazilian market grew twenty-three percent in 2012 with a cumulative growth of forty-four percent over the last two years. We have Brazilian contemporary artworks selling for $2 to $3 million,”

Brazil ArtFair is designed as a gateway to the biggest consumer art market in the world and a place to showcase, appreciate and encourage Brazilian galleries, generating business and rapport. It provides opportunity for art galleries and design studios to highlight contemporary and cutting edge art over a 5-day period. With scrupulous content selection and the aid of a consulting committee, the fair will present 40 Brazilian galleries to one of the most prominent circuits of art collectors and art dealers in the world.

Located in Miami’s Midtown Arts District, Brazil ArtFair will take place alongside some of the world’s largest art fairs including Art Basel Miami Beach, PULSE, Art Miami and Nada ArtFair.

Miami Art Week boasts over 100,000 visitors each year providing massive exposure for art galleries, exhibits and brands. Over a five-day period sponsors will have access to a high-end demographic of consumers who are appreciative of luxury lifestyles, products, brands and services. Sponsors will be invited to take advantage of custom brand activation and display options designed to address specific needs.

Brazil Artfair will make its debut with a VIP preview Tuesday, December 3, before hosting its official opening during Miami Art Week, Wednesday, December 4 through Sunday, December 8 in the Midtown Miami Arts District at NE 36th Street, Miami, FL. For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact A&M Entertainment at (310) 295-4150 or send email to


Art Basel 2013: Outstanding Quality Results in Strong Sales

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Upcoming Art Basel shows:

Miami Beach, December 5 – 8, 2013

Hong Kong, May 15 – 18, 2014

Basel, June 19 – 22, 2014

‘Art Basel is undoubtedly the most eminent of all art fairs. But it still surprises – alongside its perfect mix of international participants and quality it is able to continue to improve every year, not only in terms of interest and sales but also in efficiency and attendance. 2013 was another highlight – beyond our expectation!’ – Thaddaeus Ropac, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg

General view from art Basel 2013 held in early June. (Image courtesy of Art basel)

General outside view from Art Basel 2013 held in early June. (Image courtesy of Art Basel)

The 44th edition of Art Basel closed on Sunday, June 16, 2013, with galleries reporting exceptionally strong sales across all levels, as Basel once again became the central meeting place for the international art world. Many visitors to the show commented on the exceptional quality of the work being exhibited, which was undoubtedly reflected in the strength of the sales made by galleries across all sectors of the show throughout the week. Many exhibitors reported stronger sales on the opening preview day of the show than ever before.

Cherry and Martin, Robert Heinecken, Surrealism on TV, 1986, Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Cherry and Martin, Robert Heinecken, Surrealism on TV, 1986, Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Art Basel, whose lead partner is UBS, attracted a record of 70,000 visitors, generating an attendance of 86,000 over the six show days. Representatives and groups from over 70 museums around the world attended the show, alongside major private collectors from North and South America, Europe, and Asia. A significant number of artists attended this year’s edition, including: Kader Attia, Tom Burr, Thomas Demand, Meschac Gaba, Theaster Gates, Isa Genzken, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Noriyuki Haraguchi, Roni Horn, Christian Jankowski, Idris Khan, Jorge Macchi, Steve McQueen, Matt Mullican, Sean Scully, Jim Shaw, John Stezaker, Eduardo Terrazas, Mickalene Thomas, Tunga and Danh Vo.

Art Basel 2013 | Unlimited | David Altmejd | Hufkens, Modern Art, Rosen

Art Basel 2013 | Unlimited | David Altmejd | Hufkens, Modern Art, Rosen

Art Basel presented 304 galleries from around the world exhibiting the work of over 4,000 artists, with many choosing to present thematic and solo-artist exhibitions. Galleries from across the globe debuted at the Basel show this year, coming from Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Republic Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA. Continue reading



ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2012 Images by SHELDON BALDIE, Staff Photographer/Fashion+Lifestyle

Other Images courtesy of Art Basel Miami Beach. Art Basel/Basel & Art Basel Hong Kong

Markus Linnebrink, therearethreewaysofdoingthings, 2012, Pigments and Epoxy Resin on Wood, $28,000

Markus Linnebrink, therearethreewaysofdoingthings, 2012, Pigments and Epoxy Resin on Wood, $28,000 – Sheldon Baldie

‘After the destruction that the gallery experienced from Hurricane Sandy it is significant that we were able to show at Art Basel Miami Beach. All of our efforts were rewarded by meaningful sales at the fair and wonderful exposure for our younger artists.’ – STEFANIA BORTOLAMI, BORTOLAMI GALLERY, NEW YORK

Michael Reafsnyder, "Snack Shack", 2012, acrylic on Canvas, 60 X 72 Inches,

Michael Reafsnyder, “Snack Shack”, 2012, acrylic on Canvas, 60 X 72 Inches – Sheldon Baldie

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, USA – The 2012 EDITION of ART BASEL in MIAMI BEACH officially closed on Sunday, December 9, with high praise from critics, exhibitors and visitors, calling it Art Basel’s most serious presentation in Miami Beach to date. ART BASEL stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary works, sited in BASEL (SWITZERLAND), HONG KONG, and MIAMI BEACH. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the globe, each show’s singular exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world. Continue reading