According to Art Miami, “it is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week at the midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District. It attracts more than 82,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe annually. Entering its 26th edition, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.”
Synopsis: I do not need an $85,000 photorealist painting of a chicken on aluminum. I do not want to see any more Alex Katz paintings. I would like an Ed Ruscha print. I am glad that Baltimore’s Goya Contemporary and C. Grimaldis Gallery had fantastic looking booths and I hope they make all the money. That is all.
Here are lots of photos of good art, bad art, and the in between.
Author Cara Ober is the Editor at BmoreArt
Photos by Cara Ober and Stewart Watson
This is my face before Art Miami. It was pretty much the same after. I just needed some food.The Welcoming Committee: I liked them.
Big Art = Art Fair. Setting the tone with a giant Damien Hirst with embedded butterflies.
Kehinde Wiley. I would take this home. From Jerome Zodo Gallery.
Super pretty Beatriz Milhazes, left
The Awwwww. I loved this tiny selection of Warhol polaroids from Scott White Contemporary.
Christopher Wool: Black Book. I will take these, please. From Archeus/Post-Modern.
I like it: Whitfield Lovell.
Andrew Schiavo: Winner for most pencils. Also very pretty.Images from Goya Contemporary: Joyce Scott, 1970’s Timothy App, Jo Smail collaboration with William Kentridge, and Sergio Sister below.Amy Raehse at Goya Contemporary
Timothy App detail from Transit, 1971
Soledad Salame at Goya Contemporary
Sculpture by Wilhelm Mundt at GoyaWorks by Sonya Clark with Goya ContemporaryMasatake Kozaki
Who will buy me this delightful Ed Ruscha?
Giant doughnuts and ice cream? Where would this look good????Keith Haring pyramid: I like it.
Dante Dentoni: Leggos! They are the secret filler of the universe.
Step into the Void (or on it): Charlie Ahn. A doormat would have helped.
The C. Grimaldis Gallery with photos, neon, and paintings. Good stuff.
Joan Waltemath at Grimaldis GalleryStewart Watson finds Costas Grimaldis ! It’s an exciting moment.
Sarah Amos woven fabric, felt, and threat at Cynthia-Reeves
Jackson Fine Art from Atlanta brought the big photos and the boom boxes!
Boom!Amber Cowan ceramic collage. I like it. From Heller Gallery.
At Peter Marcelle Projects, NY… someone is sleeping. Oh wait. That’s sculpture.
Blind Errol by Douglas Gordon at Bridgette Mayer Gallery.
David Drebin. I love you too. Contessa Gallery.
Winner for most paint on canvas: Kwangho Shin. This thing defies gravity and smelled yummy, but could have benefitted from less figuration.