MIAMI, FL.- Art Miami
, Miamis longest running contemporary art fair and anchor fair to the City of Miami, is announcing a continuation of record-breaking sales at the close of Day Three of the Fair. Throughout the day, high profile collectors, museum professionals, curators, connoisseurs and artists engaged with exhibitors and acquired a wide range of superb quality works. Distinguished for its quality, depth and diversity, Art Miami presents an incredible showcase of works from internationally renowned modern and contemporary art from 110 international art galleries.
Day Three sales continue to surpass those in prior yearsmany galleries have collectively confirmed that this is the most exciting and vibrant year of sales in our Fairs history, said Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami. We are seeing large international crowds and many important American collectors at the fair, demonstrating their desire to invest in the highest quality works at the right prices. There is great enthusiasm on the floor, and we are anticipating sales to continue to soar in the next few days.
Michael Schultz, owner of Galerie Michael Schultz stated, In the past I have experienced many art fairs in America (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Art Basel Miami) but above all, Art Miami is the most American and authentic fair to me. I have been watching the fair over the past four years as a visitor and recognized that the variety and the quality have always improved. Now, I take part myself with my gallery and I do not regret anything at all. Nowhere else in the world, you can find such professional and interested people as here at Art Miami."
On day three, several galleries reported seeing celebrities and working with notable collectors, museum professionals, curators and artists, including: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Marilyn Manson, Alice Walton, Don Bacigalupi, Eli Broad, James Rosenquist, Ted & Barbara Alfon, Sharon Corwin, Ron Dennis, Juan Montoya, Louis Aguirre, George Cohon, Douglas Cohen, Evelyn Tompkins, Carolina Stubbe, Michele Oka Doner, Carola Hinojosa museum officials from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, Colby College Art Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Norton Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Museum Biedermann, Philips Collection, 21c Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and many more.
Friday evening, Art Miami hosted the Florida State Division of Cultural Affairs Cocktail Reception. Guests included Katharine Dickinson, Chairman of the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Michael Spring, Director of Miami-Dade Country Department of Cultural Affairs, and artist Xavier Cortada.
Additionally, Will Smith, who attended Art Miami on Thursday to visit Claire Oliver Gallery among others, also was spotted in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental, Miami, enjoying Art Miamis Asian Art Exhibit.
Highlights from Day Three (Friday) sales included:
Galerie Forsblom sold Keith Harings painted aluminum sculpture, Untitled (Self Portrait, 1989) to a private collector for $850,000
Galleri Andersson/Sandstrom sold the Tony Cragg stainless steal sculpture Points of View for $390,000 and another sculpture Wild Relative for $82,000 by the same artist
Hollis Taggart Galleries sold an important Adolph Gottlieb, a study for the stained glass windows at Park Avenue Synagogue for $225,000. The painting has been in a private collection since 1950. They also sold a Mark Tobey painting Untitled for $38,000, and a Li Lihong porcelain sculpture McDonalds - Flower and Bird (2008) for $25,000
Osborne Samuel sold William Turnbulls bronze sculpture Small Spade Venus, for approximately $150,000, Henry Moores drawing Three Reclining Figures/Three Standing Figures for $100,000, a Lynn Chadwick sculpture for $60,000, and a Sean Henry sculpture for $40,000
Cernuda Arte sold a Cundo Bermudez painting titled The Offering for $30,000, a Wifredo Lam ink on paper titled Oneiric Bird (1956) for $13,000, a painting by Vicente Hernandez entitled A Palm Rises Up for $12,000, a painting by Dayron Gonzalez entitled The Last March, and a David Rodriguez painting entitled The things you never said to me for $6,500
Scott White Contemporary Art sold an untitled Ross Bleckner oil on canvas (2010) for approximately $25,000 and a Claudia Alvarez ceramic and pigment sculpture titled Girl with Hammer for about $3,800
McCormick Gallery/Vallarino Fine Art sold a Hans Hofmann Untitled (1962) oil on board for $100,000 and a Robert Natkin mixed media collage Untitled for $24,000
Eli Klein Fine Art sold two of Liu Bolins Dragon Series (Photographs in 9 Panels) totaling $160,000, five C Prints of Zhang Dalis Second History series totaling $20,000 to an important museum, and 12 of Liu Bolins photographs for approximately $24,000
Galerie Michael Schultz sold an untitled SEO mixed media on canvas work for $90,000, a Bong Chae Son installation piece entitled Migrants for $32,000, a Römer+Römer work entitled Pride in Brighton for $24,000, and Oliver Dorfer acrylic on acrylic glass piece titled The cgn-files handcracked illusion 2, (2010) for $8,700 a KDK C print titled sf.C 1 (2006) for $9,000 and a Bernd Kirschner oil on canvas Alles Tun zieht im leben seine Kreise (2011) for $8,300
Modernism Inc. sold a Jacques Villeglè Rue du Prè-Saint-Gervais for $85,000, a second Naomie Kremers mixed media Ketubah for $30,000 and three Michael Dweck prints totaling $45,000
Pace Prints sold two John Chamberlain monotypes for a total of $70,000, Sol LeWitts Stars suite of eight prints for $30,000; a Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh print for $20,000, five Yoshitomo Nara prints for nearly $25,000, and a Donald Baechler work for $10,000
Sundaram Tagore Gallery sold a Sohan Qadri ink and die on paper titled Vega II (2008) for $55,000, a Kim Joon digital print titled Fragile-Holy Plants (2010) for $20,000, and a digital print titled by the same artist titled Golden Hour-Chateau Lafite Rothschild (2011) for about $9,000 (the edition of five are completely sold out)
Waterhouse & Dodd sold a Karen Gunderson oil painting for about $40,000 and another Jean Francois Rauzier print, Palau de la Música
William Shearburn Gallery sold a Mel Bochner painting for about $38,000
Dillon Gallery sold Kumi Yamashitas carven wooden numbers and light fixture titled Untitled (child) for $35,000; Alexander Kaletskis Marlboro Man for $12,000; Michel Taboris Ride the Purple Sage for $8,000
Cynthia Corbett Gallery sold Lluis Barba The Sight and Smell for $38,000 and Andy Burgess Palm Springs House for $25,000
Galerie RX sold an untitled Lee Bae painting at the Art Miamis Asian Art Exhibit at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami for approximately $32,000
Contessa Gallery sold three David Drebin digital C prints titled Jerusalem (2011) for $25,000, The Girl in the Black Dress for $11,900 and Girl in New York (2011) for $10,000, respectively. The gallery also sold a Jane Manus welded aluminum sculpture titled Thank You for the Flowers for $5,800 (2011)
Jerald Melberg Gallery sold a Wolf Kahn oil on canvas titled Pink Sky (2002) for $25,000 and an untitled Hans Hoffman mixed media on paper (1947) for $16,000
Ferrin Gallery sold a Sergei Isupov ceramic piece titled Burning Hot (2011) for $25,000
James Barron Art sold James Sienas Red Pool for approximately $20,000
Westwood Gallery sold a Bryan El Castillo oil and mixed media on canvas titled Hudson (2011) for $18,000, two Lucien Clergue photographs titled Picasso in his studio, Mougins (1965) for $5,000 each and a Jean Cocteau photograph titled Testament of Orpheus (1959) for $3,500
Aldo de Sousa Gallery sold an untitled Juan Lecuona acrylic on canvas (1998) for $16,000 and a Dolores Casares acrylic and nylon piece titled Virtual Tower (2011) for $9,000
Catharine Clark Gallery sold an Adam Chapman HD digital work titled Diagram of Chance and Will Intersecting (#1) for $15,000, a Scott Greene painting titled Adam and Evan for $15,000, a Chris Doyle two screen animation on a custom built computer titled Evergrow III for $12,000, a Travis Somerville pencil on vintage money bag piece for $10,000 to 21c Museum Hotel of Louisville, Kentucky, a piece by Sandow Birk titled Monument to the Constitution of the United States for $8,500 and two Stephanie Syjuco pieces for $500 each
BlueLeaf Gallery sold a series of Marty Kelly works on paper to Southern collectors for $15,000 and an oil on canvas by the same artist for $7,900 to a New York collector
Denise Bibro Fine Art sold three Jerry Meyer mixed media pieces entitled Smash Away, The Blues, and Skyping with the Dead ranging from $4,500 to $5,200 as well as a Daniel Borlandelli work entitled Surrounding Area for $4,000
David Klein Gallery sold a Tom Wesselmann piece titled Smoker (1971) within the six-figure range.
The following galleries also reported important sales for undisclosed amounts:
Rosenbaum Contemporary sold a Tom Wesselmann original painting
Arcature Fine Art sold a Peter Anton mixed-media piece
Mark Borghi Fine Art sold Alex Katzs Head of a Woman, an Andy Warhol print, four Robert Mangold works, a Jack Tworkov piece and a George Condo piece
Galerie Terminus sold paintings by Heiner Meyer and Jan Davidoff
Scott White Contemporary Art sold a De Wain Valentine cast polyester resin piece titled Circle Blue-Magenta Flow (1970)
C. Grimaldis Gallery sold a first edition of Chul-Hyun Ahn cast concrete, lights and mirror piece titled Tunnel IV (2011)
Cernuda Arte sold an Angel Acosta León mixed media work on paper (1960)
Leslie Smith Gallery sold an untitled Zhuang Hong Yi work