MIAMI, FL.- Art Miami
, Miamis longest running contemporary art fair and anchor fair to the city of Miami, continues to attract major buyers with many dealers reporting multiple sales on day three of the fair. Numerous five and six figure acquisitions of marquee works took place, reflecting the quality on show, while strong sales of works by emerging artists also demonstrates the relevance of Art Miami to collectors at every level. Distinguished for its depth, diversity and quality, Art Miami presents an incredible showcase of works from over 100 internationally renowned modern and contemporary art galleries.
Highlights from Fridays sales included:
Galerie Forsblom sold a Manolo Valdez La Doble Imagen for $330,000 and a HC Berg Pilgrim for $32,000
James Barron Art sold a Mark di Suvero Nex Two for over $300,000
Michael Goedhuis sold a Li Chen Pure Land bronze sculpture for $285,000, and a Wei Ligang Lotus I for $78,000
Jerald Melberg Gallery sold a Milton Avery for $100,000
McCormick Gallery / Vincent Vallarino Fine Art sold a Stephen Pace for $58,000 and a John Henry Sculpture for $20,000
Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc. sold a John Chamberlain for $185,000, a Picasso drawing Portrait of Dolga for $85,000, two YaYoi Kusanas for $65,000 each, a John McLaughlin for $20,000, a George Condo drawing for $20,000, and an Alex Katz for $11,000
Waltman Ortega Fine Art sold an entire Jorge Enrique concept collection of paintings, totems, and video installations for $180,000 to a new private art museum opening in Nashville in March 2011.
Schantz Galleries took a commission for a Lino Tagliapietra Avventura for $150,000
Hollis Taggart sold Michael Goldbergs Just Girl for just under $100,000
Scott White Contemporary Art sold a Donald Sultan for $55,000
Brancolini Grimaldi sold a Massimo Vitali Oranto Sud Family for $33,000
Galerie Von Braunbehrens sold Diving Dyptichon for $42,000 and Turkish Bath for $30,000 by artist M. Marck, and paintings El Mundo and La Vanguardia from artist Jens Lorenzen for $12,000 each
Atlas Gallery sold a Helmut Newton vintage print titled Model in Chains for $24,000
Lausberg Contemporary sold three Michael Burges paintings for $28,000, $25,000 and $22,000, an Udo Nöger painting titled Zerrinnend for $14,000 and a Sophie Defrancesca sculpture titled Orange Crush for $10,000
Catherine Edelman Gallery completely sold out of Gregory Scotts mixed media works. Myopia, an edition of four, and Fabrication, an edition of 6, sold for $28,000 each. The gallery débuted Gregory Scotts work at Art Miami in 2008.
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery sold Slamm
As Always Shes Right by Deborah Azzopardi for $25,000 to a New York collector, a photograph by Tom Leighton titled Venice I for $18,750, and a Ghost of a Dream sculpture titled Dream Vacation to a major collector from Belgium for an undisclosed amount
Nicholas Metivier Gallery sold three Edward Burtynsky photographs: AMARC #5, Davis Monthan AFB for $30,000, Oil Spill #7 for $23,000, and Oil Spill #1 for $23,000
Modernism, Inc. sold two large Michael Dweks for $20,000 each
CYNTHIA-‐REEVES sold a Claire Watkins kinetic sculpture, Untitled Lungs for $16,000
Now Contemporary Art sold Frederico Uribes Once Upon a Time for $15,000
Rosenbaum Contemporary sold a large and a small Robert Indiana HOPE, two Elizabeth Pattersons, and two Thomas Hartmann paintings for undisclosed amounts
Wetterling Gallery sold a small Ed Ruscha, a large Jason Martin titled Agora, and a Nathalia Edenmont photograph for undisclosed amounts
Contessa Gallery sold ten pieces from photographer David Drebin including Central Park, which was the last digital print available in the world for sale
Bernice Steinbaum sold a Hung Liu, a Peter Sarkisian, a Donna Rosenthal, a Billie Lynn, Wancin Zhang for undisclosed amounts
Mike Weiss Gallery sold four Yigal Ozeri works for $40,000-‐$50,000 a piece, one Liao Yibai sculpture for $50,000, one Trudy Benson painting, and two Kim Dorland paintings
The following galleries also reported sales:
Wilde Gallery sold four Evol spray painting on cardboard works
Ginocchio Gallery sold the four piece collection of Hugo Lugo and two Hiroshi Sugimotos
Contemporary Works/Vintage Works sold two Julius Schulmans, a Zomora portrait of Diego Rivera, a Lisa Holden Bathers, and a Luis Gonzalez Palma.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery sold two Julian Opies, a Polixeni Papapetrou, a Julia Fullerton-‐Batten, a Ben Aronson, and two Nathaniel Donnetts.
Galerie Terminus sold five Jan Davidoffs
Lawrence Miller Gallery sold two Stephanie Couturiers and a Jessica Backhaus photograph
Denise Bibro Fine Art sold seven digital animations by Carter Hodgkin titled The Nine Bend Stream, an oil painting on canvas by Dusty Boynton titled Good Friends, and Jerry Meyer mixed media piece titled Very Trivial Pursuits
Arthur Roger Gallery sold three David Bates paintings, a Whitfield Lovell to a museum, and two Robert Colescott paintings
Among the high-‐profile crowd of collectors and influencers at the fair on Friday was Julian Lennon, Audrey Gruss, Barry Slotnick, Carol Mack, and Marjorie Reed Gordan.
The positive feedback we are receiving from our galleries and attendees has exceeded expectations. Sales are consistently strong over the first three days and many dealers have reported interest and sales from new contacts, including museums and art institutions. All indicators point to exceptional quality and a very qualified audience. Were anticipating even larger crowds over the weekend, and are expecting to report a strong finish for the fair as many important works of art are on hold, said Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami.