Error: 3002 Source: GeoIP.asp line 56: File could not be opened. Merrill Lynch arteaméricas Opens in Miami
The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 Monday, August 31, 2015

Merrill Lynch arteaméricas Opens in Miami
Fernando Botero, La Madre Superiora en las Rocas, 1996. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Leon Tovar Gallery, New York, NY.
MIAMI, FLORIDA.- Merrill Lynch arteaméricas, the art fair devoted exclusively to art from Latin America, returns to Miami for its third year, from April 7 through April 11, 2005, at the Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami, Fla. In less than three years, Merrill Lynch arteaméricas has become the premier fair of art from Latin America. In 2005, it features 50 of the best galleries from 18 countries including the U.S., Canada, Spain, France, and, of course, the nations of Latin America. The fair showcases works of more than 200 artists – from renowned masters to contemporary and emerging artists.
As evidenced by recent auctions in New York and Europe, art from Latin America has gained appreciated value and popularity.

Following the success of its debut event in 2003, in 2004, arteaméricas exceeded all expectations with outstanding exhibits, a diverse audience, and excellent sales. Art collectors were pleasantly surprised to have a chance to view works from all over the continent in one place. On the opening night, Galeria 1-2-3 from El Salvador completely sold out.

Participating galleries are rigorously selected by a Selection Committee of art experts. For 2005, 70 galleries applied to participate. Only 50 were accepted, as one of the goals of arteaméricas is to keep the fair to an intimate size. Most galleries that exhibited in 2004 re-applied in 2005.

“The success of Merrill Lynch arteaméricas is due in part to the fact that art from Latin America is increasing in value and has a currency it never had before,” says Leslie Pantín, Jr., president of Merrill Lynch arteaméricas. The Wall Street Journal reports, a good way to start a new, yet valuable and affordable art collection is with art from Latin America. A good indicator of art that will gain value is by looking at museums’ acquisitions. In recent years, museums have been purchasing art from Latin America, particularly to court the growing Hispanic population. The art available at Merrill Lynch arteaméricas ranges from $2,000 to more than half-million dollars.

“Another factor of the fair’s success is its location: Miami. It is now considered the new mecca of art and culture; it is becoming the new art capital for the Americas,” said Emilio Calleja, Vice President, Merrill Lynch arteaméricas.

The exhibition will include paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and videos, and will also feature a section dedicated to contemporary art – Ephemeral/Trends III. A series of conferences and events are planned throughout the fair. Art collectors and art experts will be guest speakers for conferences on Latin American art. Local museums will host Latin American art exhibits, and local collectors will be opening their doors to the public.

The works of renowned masters such as Diego Riviera, Roberto Matta, Rufino Tamayo, Wilfredo Lam, Jesus Soto, and Fernando Botero will be shown. Also, some of the most popular contemporary artists include, up and coming Brazilian artist, Regina Silveira, with Galeria Brito Cimino from Sao Paulo; Cuban artist, Atelier Morales, with Nina Menocal Gallery from Mexico City; Puerto Rican photographer, Victor Vazquez with Walter Otero Gallery from San Juan and Galerie Intemporel from Paris; Cuban sculptor and artist K-cho with Juan Ruiz Galeria from Maracaibo; Argentinean sculptor, Nora Correas with PanAmerican Art Gallery from Dallas, TX; and, Panamanian sculptor, Isabel de Obaldia with Mary Ann Martin Fine Arts of New York.

Installations from various artists will surprise and open visitors’ imagination. The outstanding installation “El Arco del Triunfo de Rotchtill” from Jacob Karpio Gallery from San Jose, Costa Rica, will appear at the fair.

“Merrill Lynch arteaméricas is starting to play a very important role for art from Latin America in the U.S. The quality of art is in the vanguard of the new art trends in the continent,” said Diego Costa Peuser, Fair Director.

Additionally, the most important museums that specialize in Latin American art will attend. Among them, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Museo del Barrio, New York; MoLAA – Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA; and Miami Art Museum, Miami, will be present. Prominent art foundations that work for the promotion of Latin American art, such as, Fundacion Cisneros, Caracas; Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires; Fundacion Centro Leon Jimenez, Santiago, Dominican Republic; and MAC – Miami Art Central, will be at the fair, as well.
Visitors can explore an ample variety of published art books offered by the Miami-based, nationally known bookstore, Books & Books. The full-color fair catalogue will also be available for sale.

Last Week News

April 5, 2005

Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the V & A Opens

Félix Bracquemond and the Decorative Arts

BP Portrait Award at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Homage to Jean Paul Lemieux Opens

ItuKiagatta! Inuit Sculpture Featured at NGC

MLA To Fund Regional Museums

Kenojuak Ashevak: Form & Colour at AGO

LACMA Director Andrea Rich Resigns

Oakland Museum of California presents El Splinter Esplendido

Some Art of the 1980s at Princeton University

Jessica Nicoll Takes Position at Smith College

April 4, 2005

The Ukrainian Museum Opens to the Public in New York

National Gallery Presents John Virtue: London Paintings

Masterpieces in Miniature at J. Paul Getty Museum

Churchill and the Great Republic Opens in Michigan

Board Approves Cleveland Museum of Art Expansion

Baseball As America at Oakland Museum of California

UMFA Exhibit Explores Women's Fashion Since 1895

Asian Sales at Christie's N. Y. Achieve Highest Total

Danielle Rice Appointed Executive Director

Twelfth Annual Artists Gallery at SFMOMA

"Art at the Crossroads" in the Times Square Arts Center

April 3, 2005

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León Opens

Indian Brazil - The Arts of the Amerindians of Brazil

"Retracings" Returns to the High Museum of Art

Stunning Drawings from Weimar Museums

Matthew Ritchie: Proposition Player Opens

Kunsthalle Wien Presents Some Stories: Women

Textiles for This World and Beyond Opens

I Love My Time, I Don't Like My Time: Recent Work

Renowned Specialist Jennifer Vorbach Returns to Christies

The 2005 DeCordova Annual Exhibition

English Heritage Now Responsible For Listing

April 2, 2005

Egon Schiele Retrospective at the Van Gogh Museum

Photograph Masterworks and Iconic Imager at Christie's

Bacon Picasso. The Life of Images at Picasso Museum

International Asian Art Fair Celebrates 10 Years

Paul Noble at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Kunsthalle Zurich Presents Sarah Lucas

Stephen Farthing at The Drawing Gallery

White Columns 2005 Benefit Auction

Linda S. Ferber Joins New-York Historical Society

The Public Gets Better Service As "Listing Is Changing"

Julie Speed Exhibition Opens in New York

April 1, 2005

Design Unveiled for Art Museum of Western Virginia

Renoir Painting Missing From Tajan Auction House

National Gallery of Art to Present Dada in 2006

Impressionism Abroad - Boston and French Painting

Threshold: Byron Kim 1990 - 2004 at MCASD

Broughton House Reopens After Conservation Project

Milwaukee Art Museum Appoints Chief Curator

Master Art Handler James Lebron, 76, Dies

National Academy Museum Presents Surrealism USA

Indian and Southeast Asian Art at Christie's

Smithsonian Magazine Names MAM Special Place to Visit

March 31, 2005

Image, Body, Text: Works by Gary Hill at SFMOMA

Christie's Sale of 19th Century European Art

ArtParis Opens Today at the Carrousel du Louvre

Tapies at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Arts Minister Defers Export Of William Blake Works

Louise Bourgeois - Selected Prints 1989-2005

Fine Arts Society Exhibition at Sharjah Biennial 7

New Walker Art Center Opens on April 17, 2005

Israel Museum Partners With Martin-Gropius-Bau

Easter Holiday Ice Breakers at Tate St Ives

World Trade Center Memorial Exhibit

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Largest outdoor museum show to attract thousands to downtown West Palm Beach

2.- Northwestern University finds unusual use of blue pigment in ancient mummy portraits

3.- The finest opal ever unearthed will be publicly displayed for the first time in Australia

4.- New scientific research dispels myths surrounding portrait by Sandro Botticelli

5.- Taiwan boy accidentally damages $1.5 million painting by Italian artist Paolo Porpora

6.- From Rolex to buttocks: Body and Freedom Festival comes to home of Swiss watch

7.- Ai Weiwei's 'Forever' to be installed outside the Gherkin as part of Sculpture in the City 2015

8.- Italian "Flowers" painting damaged in Taiwan could be a fake: Expert Sean Hu

9.- Archaeologists unearth ancient Greek palace with important archaic inscriptions near Sparta

10.- Islamic State militants blow up temple in Syria's Palmyra: Syria's antiquities chief

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site