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Art Miami Continues Attracting Buyers and Reports Robust Sales on Day Three of the Fair
Robert Motherwell, Uccello's Space: a la Pintura, 1973. Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 inches. Sold for: $560,000. Courtesy of Evelyn Aimis Fine Art.
MIAMI, FL.- Art Miami, Miami’s 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 Friday’s 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 Goldberg’s 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 Scott’s mixed media works. Myopia, an edition of four, and Fabrication, an edition of 6, sold for $28,000 each. The gallery débuted Gregory Scott’s work at Art Miami in 2008.

• The Cynthia Corbett Gallery sold Slamm…As Always She’s 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 Uribe’s 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. We’re 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.

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