MIAMI, FL.- Art Miami
, Miamis longest running contemporary art fair and anchor fair to the city of Miami, started the weekend with record crowds, surpassing the total attendance of 36,000 visitors which the fair achieved last year. Strong sales of both marquee works and emerging artists continued on Saturday. 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 Saturdays sales included:
Mark Borghi Fine Art sold Alexander Calders Smeary for $550,000, a Gerhard Richter for $120,000, and a Frank Stella for $95,000
Scott White Contemporary Art sold a Helen Frankenthaler for $475,000, a Ross Blecker for $75,000, an Alexander Calder for $68,000, and a Kim McCarthy watercolor
Galerie Patrice Trigano sold a Mel Ramos Hav-‐a-‐Havana to a private European collection. The asking price was $380,000. The gallery also sold a Lucien Clergue to a distinguished American collector for $20-‐000-‐$30,000, and a Hans-‐Christian Berg visual votex
Schantz Galleries sold five Lino Tagliapietra glass works Dinosaur for $63,000, Atlantis for $43,000, two Ostunis for $53,000 a piece, and Mandara for $45,000
C. Grimaldis Gallery sold twelve works by artist Chul-‐Hyun Ahn totaling $225,000
Contessa Gallery received a commission for a Jane Manus sculpture for $45,000, and six David Drebin photographs ranging from $4,800 -‐$24,000
Ferrin Gallery sold a Chris Antemann sculpture titled Dining in the Altogether for $30,000
Gana Art sold Insook Kims One Ten Third Street for $20,000
Claire Oliver sold four large-‐scale sculptures by Beth Cavener Stichter to 21c Museum for an undisclosed amount
Eli Klein Gallery sold two editions Li Hongbo for $55,000, Flexible Human to Miguel Ferrer for the UBS Art Collection, one small Zhang Dali painting for $22,000, three Li Zhanyang sculptures, and eight Lui Bolin photographs, and three Cui Xiuwen photographs
The following galleries also reported sales:
Galerie Forsblom sold a small Peter Halley
McCormick Gallery/Vincent Vallarino Fine Art sold a John Henry, Jack Roth, and a John Little for undisclosed amounts
Greg Kucera Gallery Inc. sold Dan Webbs Sleeper
Caldwell Snyder Gallery sold a Julie Speidel sculpture, a James Wolanin and a Doug Owen
Edelman Arts Contemporary sold works by Doug Argue, Christopher Winter, John Margolis, and Scott Covert
James Barron Art sold a Tristano di Robilant sculpture
Jenkins Johnson Gallery two Julian Opie prints, a Scott Fraser painting, and a Julia Fullerton-‐Batten photograph
Leonard Ruethmueller Contemporary Art sold Yun Lees Pink Rhythm, and eight drawings by Salustiano
Among the high-‐profile crowd of collectors, museum groups, and influencers at the fair on Saturday was: Lowry Sims, President of The Studio Museum in Harlem and former curator of modern art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Harry Gottlieb, Head of Cultural Affairs for the City of Miami; Miguel Ferrer, The UBS Art Collection; 21c Museum; Steven Evans, Pace Foundation, San Antonio; Ludovico Pratesi, Museum of Contemporary Art Pesaro, Italy; Rivka Saker, Artis and Sotheby's New York; Manual de Santaren, Collector; Manon Slome, No Longer Empty, New York; Jovana Stokic, Location One, New York; Wolfgang Zaeh, art consultant, Germany. Ted and Ruth Baum returned to the fair for the third time, as did major collector Jorge Perez. Real estate mogul Tony Goldman was spotted in Waterhouse & Dodd eyeing photography artist Jean Francois Rauzier works, which he collects extensively.
Saturday bought in big crowds and a lot of new visitors to the Fair. Sales continued to be strong and many important works are on hold that we expect to be finalized by the close of the show tomorrow. The momentum of this years fair is incredible and we are looking forward to a successful last day, said Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami.