Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair Thursday, January 12th, 2017

INAUGURAL PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY FAIR KICKS OFF 2017 SEASON  

(West Palm Beach, FL – Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, January 15, 2017)

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Chul Hyun Ahn, Two Squares, 2016 ** Chamberlain, Softenedbysnow, 2007 ** Keith Haring, Untitled, 1984

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach will make its debut in West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach) on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 with an exclusive VIP Preview sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate benefitting The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society.

Collectors, art connoisseurs and art world luminaries alike will have the opportunity to acquire investment quality Blue Chip contemporary, Post-War works from 50 top international galleries over the four days. These premier galleries will come to the prestigious county of Palm Beach and the City or West Palm Beach from as far as Japan, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Venezuela. Participating galleries have previously been featured in numerous prominent international fairs including TEFAF in Maastricht and New York, The Armory Show, Masterpiece London, Art Miami, Expo Chicago and many others.

The Fair, which will curate and offer the best works from the 20th and 21st centuries by nearly 1,000 artists, will take place in the intimate and modern setting of a 65,000 square foot clear span pavilion centrally located between City Place and the luxurious Hilton West Palm Beach.

Additionally, Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary has also partnered with the historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, which will serve as a satellite venue and exclusive cultural partner for the fair, and celebrate the Fair with a special exhibit of artist Sophie Ryder’s monumental and small-scale works, which will extend through April 2017, courtesy of Waterhouse & Dodd.

The fair will kick-off with an event entitled, Spotlight Luncheon in 2017: Evolution of an Artist presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach at theKravis Center's Cohen Pavilion, where life-long creative Bernie Taupin will discuss his career and evolution as an artist. A special selection of Mr. Taupin’s works will be on exhibit and for sale at the luncheon with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Cultural Council and the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. For ticket information, please visit: http://bit.ly/2hragiF

Also at the fair, Visual and Recording Artist ABH (Al Baseer Holly) brings his successful “Childhood Access Memories Exhibition” to Benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation (PJCF). ABH’s work has been quietly collected by those in the know. The art work on display will be highly sought after tosupport a great cause and the PJCF will use the proceeds from sales to help fund the “Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory at Jupiter Community High School.” www.pjcf.org

Tickets: $25 one-day pass. $55 multi-day pass.  Students 12-18 & Seniors 62+ $18. VIP Preview Benefit: $150.
 ·       Hours: Opening Night VIP Preview Thursday, January 12th5PM – 9PM.
·       General Fair Days Friday & Saturday, January 13th-14th11 AM – 7 PM,
·       Sunday, January 15th11AM – 6 PM
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