Thursday, February 11, 2016

ART WYNWOOD TO OPEN ITS FIFTH EDITION WITH OVER 70 INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES Feb 11-15

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Bernie Taupin
Bernie Taupin, "Sleeping Beauty", fabric, twine, fixative on canvas, 60x36 inches, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York+London
ART WYNWOOD TO OPEN ITS FIFTH EDITION WITH OVER 70 INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES, CURATED EXHIBITIONS OF STREET ART, SEMINAL '60s ART AND INSTALLATIONS FROM LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS   
 
Art Wynwoodthe premier art fair of the winter season produced by Art Miami LLC, will showcase a dynamic array of work from the underground street art movement, emerging young talent, and world-renowned contemporary and modern artists. Its fifth edition will take place Presidents Day Weekend, opening with the highly acclaimed VIP Preview on Thursday, Feb. 11, and will open to the public onFriday, Feb. 12, and continue through Monday, Feb. 15. The major contemporary art fair will feature 72 international galleries showcasing diverse artworks from artists around the globe, including countries such as France, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, South Korea, and of course, from throughout the U.S.
 
Art Wynwood offers serious collectors as well as seasoned and beginning art enthusiasts the best opportunity to discover and acquire some of the most important art works of the era. Last year, the prestigious art fair attracted more than 35,000 collectors, curators and art enthusiasts during its five-day run, with more than 7,500 collectors attending the opening night VIP Preview. Coming off the recent success of Art Miami, which takes place annually in December, Art Wynwood is expected to draw even more notable attendees this year and is forecasted to boast additional high-value acquisitions.
Some noteworthy highlights of this year's fair include the following:

Art Wynwood will showcase important works like Jennifer Dalton's installation from Winkleman Gallery; Andy Warhol's Flowers from ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN; Andrew Myers' My Dealer is Not a Square from Lawrence Cantor Fine Art; Julian Lennon'sphotograph Horizons from Emmanuel Fremin; Cheryl Pope's tops from Spinello Projects; and the 1960s-inspired booth from Long-Sharp Gallery.
Art Wynwood will open in the first quarter of a presidential election year this Presidents Day Weekend, and to commemorate the moment, the main entry doors of the fair will be flanked at both sides with large replica printed murals of Bernie Taupin's Sleeping Beauty,while the original work will be exhibited inside the fair at the Waterhouse & Dodd booth. Sleeping Beauty is an example of how Taupin has used the American flag as a recurring theme, utilizing this image to showcase its resilience and history of rebounding from abject adversity. The British-bornvisual artist/lyricist, now an American citizen, Taupin is inspired by the flag as a medium and features it heavily in his work.
 
Kevin O_Leary_ Woman on Chains_ 2013
Kevin O'Leary, "Woman on Chains", 2013
Martha Cooper, "Nunca"
Art Wynwood will mark the debut of Kevin O'Leary's contemporary photography exhibition. TitledIrreconcilable Images, the exhibit willfeature original works by O'Leary, a business mogul and investor on "Shark Tank." He describes the photographs as "irreconcilable" because "Viewing the work alerts your sense of foreboding, and you are suspicious of what you are seeing. The eye keeps trying to reconcile the imputed accuracies." The work displayed will span multiple decades and geographies and will include titles such as Self Portrait (1975), Inflating Zeppelin (2008) and Woman on Chains (2013). All profits from the sales of the photographs will benefit aspiring teenage entrepreneurs and the Perry J. Cohen Foundation (PJCF). The goal of PJCF, established by Pamela Cohen and Nick Korniloff, is to create awareness and education around the safe enjoyment of recreational boating, fishing and water sports. The foundation also will provide scholarships for deserving students, as well as financial assistance to future search-and-rescue efforts for others lost at sea.
Martha Cooper, an iconic photographer noted for capturing the street art movement, will exhibit her work depicting Wynwood Walls and the Wynwood Arts District at this year's Art Wynwood. Cooper's work has been influential for urban vernacular art and architecture for over 40 years. Her dedication to documenting graffiti as an art form has propelled her to international acclaim, and because of her efforts, Cooper has been chosen as the recipient of the Art Wynwood Tony Goldman Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kerry McLaney, Founder/Creative Director of Miami's Independent Thinkers and 305 Creative Group, is known for documenting Wynwood's evolution of street art throughout the years. When she first moved to the Edgewater/Wynwood area from Haiti, McLaney was captivated by how the colors, styles, shapes and textures of street art looked from behind the lens. In 2011, she met Martha Cooper, who quickly became an important guide into the street art world. This year, McLaney will have a boothadjacent to the Martha Cooper exhibit at Art Wynwood.

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES
Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery | Miami; ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN | London; Art Bastion | Miami; Art Center Allapattah | Miami; ART LEXÏNG | Miami; Art Nouveau Gallery | Miami; Artfactory Club | Vaduz; Artêria | Bromont; ARTIUM ART GALLERY | Miami; Ascaso Gallery | Miami; AUREUS Contemporary | Providence; Berry Campbell Gallery | New York; BOSSA Gallery | Miami; Boulakia Fine Art | London; Cantor Fine Art | West Hollywood; Cernuda Arte | Coral Gables; Christopher Martin Gallery | Dallas; Contessa Gallery | Cleveland; Dean Project | Miami Beach; Diana Lowenstein Gallery | Miami; Durban Segnini Gallery | Miami; Elizabeth Clement Fine Art | New York; Emerson Dorsch Gallery | Miami; Emmanuel Fremin Gallery | New York; Fabien Castanier Gallery | Culver City;FREDERIC GOT | Paris; Galeria RGR+Art | Valencia; Galerie von Braunbehrens | Stuttgart; GALLERIA CA' D'ORO | Rome; Galleria Farina | Miami; Gallery Ernst Hilger | Vienna; Gallery Tableau | Seoul;GAMO GALLERY | Seoul; Hazelton Galleries | Toronto; Heller Gallery | New York; Hollis Taggart Galleries | New York; In Dubio Pro Arte | Hamburg; Joerg Heitsch Gallery | Munich; K+Y Gallery | Paris; Lelia Mordoch Gallery | Miami; Long-Sharp Gallery | Indianapolis; Miami's Independent Thinkers | Miami; Mindy Solomon Gallery | Miami; Now Contemporary Art | Miami; Projects Gallery| Miami; Ranivilu Art Gallery | Miami; Robert Fontaine Gallery | Miami; Rofa Projects | Potomac;Rosenbaum Contemporary | Miami; Schantz Galleries Contemporary Glass | Stockbridge; Silver Lining Fine Arts | Miami; Spence Gallery | Toronto; Spinello Projects | Miami; Sponder Gallery | Miami; S W G R Gallery | Miami; The Creators Lab | Miami; The Curator's Voice Art Projects | Miami;The Great Dane Collection | Philadelphia; Unique Gallery Ltd. | Paris; UNIX Gallery | New York; Vertu Fine Art | Boca Raton; Villa del Arte Galleries | Barcelona; Vogelsang Art Gallery | Brussels; Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami; Waterhouse & Dodd | New York; White Dot Gallery | Miami; White Space | Miami; Winkleman Gallery | New York; Wynwood 28 | Miami; ZK Gallery | San Francisco; 55 Bellechasse | Paris
 
ART WYNWOOD 2016 FAIR INFORMATION

FAIR HOURS:
VIP Preview | 6pm - 10pm
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Presented by Merrill Lynch
Access for Art Wynwood VIP Cardholders and Press

GENERAL ADMISSION:
Friday, February 12 | 11am - 7pm
Saturday, February 13 | 11am - 7pm
Sunday, February 14 | 11am - 7pm
Monday, February 15 | 11am - 6pm


TICKETS:
$25 One-day Fair Pass 
$55 Multi-Day Pass
$15 Students 12-18 years & Seniors 62 years + 
$15 Groups of 10 or more (online ticket purchase only) 
Free Children under 12 years accompanied by adult.
 
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