Miami Project, the boutique art fair with contemporary and modern artwork side-by-side, opened last night with strong sales and large crowds. Mayor of Miami Tomás Regalado mingled with other VIPs as artworks were snapped up during the preview event. “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend such a wonderful event,” the Mayor said.
During the preview, Quint Contemporary Art placed several works by Mel Bochner, as well as a large work by Peter Alexander Wedge with a major Los Angeles collector who sits on several boards in that city. Haines Gallery sold a work by Ai Wei Wei. “We also sold several works by Aime Mpane,” said Cheryl Haines, “and we are very gratified by the interest because it is our first time with him in Miami.” Mark Moore Gallery placed a painting by Allison Schulnik, and a large selection of works by David Klamen. Pavel Zoubok Gallery sold work by Vanessa German, Raven Schlossberg, and Mark Wagner, and Joshua Liner Gallery sold 2 canvases by Geoff McFetridge. CB1 Gallery immediately placed 2 paintings by Craig Taylor when doors opened for the preview. “Our sales are up 300% over last year,” CB1 principal Clyde Beswick said, “with lots of additional interest in all four artists we are exhibiting.”
Garth Greenan Gallery placed a large painting by Paul Feeley, and Magaret Thatcher Projects placed a sculpture by Venske & Spänle with a major American collection. “I saw a nice mix of consultants and big buyers at the preview,” Thatcher said. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery placed 4 pieces by Michael Pajon with a trustee of the Brooklyn Museum. David Shelton Gallery placed 2 new collage works by Kelly O’Connor. Eric Firestone Gallery placed 2 large photographs by Tseng Kwong Chi as well as a large painting by Bast.
“We’re off to a great start,” said Max Fishko, cofounder of Miami Project. “It was great to see a line out the door for the preview. The exhibitors were confident and happy with the results.”
“I love how spacious the fair feels,” said one visitor. “You can really see the work, and you don’t feel crowded or rushed.” Another mentioned that: “it’s really informative to see new art next to work that’s forty, fifty, sixty years old. You can see how the history of painting unfolded just by walking around this one fair.”
Miami Project is presented with support from the Wall Street Journal, Perrier, Luxe magazine, Perrier, theMidtown Doral, and Porcelanosa.
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco; Carroll and Sons, Boston; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles; Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland; Cirrus Gallery & Cirrus Editions ltd, Los Angeles; Claudia Stone Gallery, New York; Conduit Gallery, Dallas; David B. Smith Gallery, Denver; David Shelton Gallery, Houston; DC Moore Gallery, New York; DCKT Contemporary, Inc., New York; Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles; Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco; Eli Ridgway Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton; Forum Gallery, New York / Beverly Hills; Fouladi Projects, San Francisco; Fredericks & Freiser, New York; Freight + Volume, New York; Garth Greenan Gallery, New York; George Adams Gallery, New York; Greg Kucera, Gallery Seattle; Haines Gallery, San Francisco; Inman Gallery, Houston; jack fischer gallery, San Francisco; Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans; Joshua Liner Gallery, New York; Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Klowden Mann, Los Angeles; Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles; Lesley Heller Workspace, New York; Loretta Howard Gallery, New York; Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York; Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City; MORGAN LEHMAN GALLERY, New York; Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York; Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco; Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York; PDX Contemporary Art, Portland; Peter Mendenhall Gallery, Los Angeles; Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla; RandallScottProjects, Washington DC; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica; Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque; Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica; Ryan Lee Gallery, New York; Steven Kasher Gallery, New York; Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston; SVA Galleries, New York; Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York; Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley; walter maciel gallery, Los Angeles; Wasserman Projects, Detroit; Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis; Western Project, Los Angeles; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; ZieherSmith, New York; and 101/Exhibit, Miami / Los Angeles.
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Miami Project will take place at NE 1st Avenue between NE 29th and 30th Streets.
Wednesday, Dec 4, 11a to 5:30p
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1-day ticket: $25, any single day Wed to Sun
Multi-day ticket: $40, all days, Wed to Sun