Inside Spectrum Miami with Gallery Art in Aventura

Each first week of December, Miami becomes the favorite meeting place for the international art world crowd. Once again, Miami Art Week took over the city, gathering world’s top gallerists, artists, curators, collectors and enthusiasts.

From everyone at Gallery Art we want to thank all of you that were able to join us this year! Here are a few photos from this year’s show:

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Jean-Michel Basquiat | Gallery Art

Hollywood Africans in Front of the Chinese Theater With Footprints of Movie Stars‚ÄúHollywood Africans in front of the Chinese Theater with Footprints of Movie Stars”,¬†a Basquiat painting at GALLERY ART.¬†


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“I am not a black artist, I am an artist.. Believe it or not, I can actually draw” – Jean-Michel Basquiat¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†

Who was Jean-Michel Basquiat? 

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American Painter from Brooklyn, New York, born on Dec. 22, 1960. He was a graffiti artist who successfully and quickly made it to the international art gallery circuit, bringing the African-American and Latino experience into the elite world.

How Much is a Basquiat Painting Worth?

During his lifetime, art lovers had no problem in paying as much as $50,000 for a Basquiat piece. However, close to two decades after his death, in May 2017, Basquiat officially joined the $100 plus million club when one of his skull paintings became the sixth most expensive work ever sold in auction for the price of $110.5 million.¬† A Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, revealed to be the buyer through his¬†Instagram account; ‚ÄúI am happy to announce that I just won this masterpiece,” he posted. ‚ÄúWhen I first encountered this painting, I was struck with so much excitement and gratitude for my love of art. I want to share that experience with as many people as possible.‚ÄĚ – billionaire Yuzaku Maezawa.

Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark. This places Basquiat “in the same league as Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso”, according to art dealers, experts in Basquiat.

Paintings

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a self-taught painter and a high school dropout. Before his career took off, he sold sweatshirts and postcards featuring his artwork on the streets. However, his popularity increased unusually fast in his early twenties.

In the mid 1980s, at about 20 years old, Basquiat was already collaborating with famed pop artist Andy Warhol on a show of their work that featured a series of corporate logos and cartoon characters. Basquiat’s paintings came to be adored by many art lovers from around the world rapidly, specifically because of the fusion of words, symbols, stick figures and animals seen in his art style. Basquiat’s overnight celebrity status also helped him become the youngest artist to ever showcase his paintings at the contemporary art exhibition hall Kestnergesellschaft or Kestner Society in Hanover, Germany – one of the largest and internationally best known German art associations.

Death

Basquiat died of a drug overdose on August 12, 1988, in New York City, at the age of 27. After his death, Basquiat and his works continue to be in the spotlight. His 1982 skull painting, “Untitled”, set the sale record for him, making this art piece the highest price for an artwork by an American artist and masterpiece created after 1980. It was also the highest price for a painting by a black artist.

Visit¬†GallArt.com¬†or our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in¬†Aventura, Florida¬†to see Basquiat’s incredible works up close and personal. (All artwork listed on¬†GallArt.com¬†is available for a¬†LIVE¬†viewing).

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References

Biography.com, Biography: “Jean-Michel Basquiat.”

GallArt.com, Artist: “Jean-Michel Basquiat.”

Robin, P. and Scott, R., (May 18, 2017), “A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind Blowing’ 110.5 Million at Auction”, The New York Times.

TheArtStory.org, Artists: “Jean-Michel Basquiat.”

 

 

Paul Jenkins (American, 1923‚Äď2012)

1. Paul Jenkins is a painter whose works are described as embodying the character and soul of Post-War American abstraction.

2. Known for his process of pouring paint onto the canvas, Jenkins’s works are characterized by vivid, jewel-toned colors. By directing the canvas to control the flow of paint, Jenkins achieved a luminous, diaphanous effect in his pigments.

3. Born in Kansas City, MO, Jenkins studied at the Kansas City Art Institute from 1936 until 1941. As a student at New York’s Art Students League from 1948 until 1952, he worked with Yasuo Kuniyoshi and came to be connected to the Abstract Expressionist movement.

4. Following his extended stay in Europe in 1953 and 1954, Jenkins obtained a studio, first on St. Mark’s Place, later on E. 12th Street, and, in 1964, took over Willem de Kooning’s studio in New York City.

5. Jenkins’s works are included in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., as well as the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Gallery Art, among many others.

Paul Jenkins’ vibrant pieces available at Gallery Art.

 

To see more of Jenkins’ fine art works, visit¬†GallArt.com¬†or our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in¬†Aventura, Florida. (All artwork listed on¬†GallArt.com¬†is available for a¬†LIVE¬†viewing).

For more information, email us at Sales@GallArt.com or call at (305) 932-6166.

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Marc Chagall (1887‚Äď1985)

A French/Russian painter, printmaker and designer, whose works made him one of the most popular major innovators of the 20th century is being remembered this week.

In Memory of the iconic Jewish artist and pioneer of Modernism, Marc Chagall (1887‚Äď1985), here are 10 facts about his life:

  1. Marc Chagall was a French-Russian artist whose work anticipated the dream-like imagery of Surrealism. Over the course of his career Chagall developed the poetic, amorphous, and deeply personal visual language evident in the painting I and the Village (1911).
  2. He once said: ‚ÄúWhen I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it‚ÄĒa rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand as a final test..If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art.‚ÄĚ
  3. Born in Moishe Shagal on July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Russia (present-day Belarus) to a Hasidic Jewish family, the artist was raised immersed in Jewish culture and iconography.
  4. Studying under the artist Yehuda Pen as a youth, the Judaic traditions and folklore of his hometown permeated Chagall’s paintings. After studying in St. Petersburg, the artist moved to Paris in 1910, where he quickly befriended members of the French avant-garde, including Robert Delaunay and Fernand Leger.
  5. Visiting Russia in 1914, the artist was prevented from returning to Paris due to the outbreak of World War I until 1926. In addition to his paintings, Chagall was also noted for his vibrant works in stained glass and lithography.
  6. Forced to flee Paris during World War II, Chagall lived in the United States and traveled through to Israel before returning to France in 1948.
  7. In 1977 Chagall received the Grand Medal of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest accolade. That same year, he became one of only a handful of artists in history to receive a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre.
  8. He died on March 28, 1985, in Saint-Paul-de-Vence at age 97, leaving behind a vast collection of work along with a rich legacy as an iconic Jewish artist and pioneer of modernism.
  9. Today, Chagall’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Albertina in Vienna, Gallery Art, among others.
  10. One of Chagall’s famous sayings as an artist,¬†“IF I CREATE FROM THE HEART, NEARLY EVERYTHING WORKS..IF FROM THE HEAD, ALMOST NOTHING.”¬†

Above is a compilation of Marc Chagall’s artworks available at Gallery Art.

To see more of his fine art works, visit GallArt.com or click here. At Gallery Art we carry many of his classic pieces. You can visit our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in Aventura, Florida or GallArt.com to see them up close and personal. (All artwork listed on GallArt.com is available for a LIVE viewing).

For inquiries, email us at Sales@GallArt.com or call at (305) 932-6166.

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Women and Millennials Are the Fastest-Growing Forces in Art Collecting, a New Study Finds

Nearly one third of wealthy women own art or are interested in buying it.

Statistics about the collecting patterns of new or newly wealthy art buyers are notoriously hard to come by, apart from what can be gleaned through analyzing auction data, usually at the very top of the market. However, the latest survey from US Trust, the private wealth management division of Bank of America, may help shine more light on the matter.

The findings showed that while the traditional art market is still largely dominated by male collectors, women are an undeniably growing force. Among all survey respondents, one in three high-net-worth women either owns art (14 percent) or is interested in collecting (16 percent), with interest among women higher than men. A considerable uptick in online art buying is also being largely driven by women, the survey found.

US Trust has been periodically surveying wealthy households since 1993. The latest independent study surveyed 892 high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth households across the country. The special section on art includes findings about respondents’ reasons for buying, frequency of buying and selling, and their longer-term views of their art holdings, such as aesthetic value versus financial appreciation.

SNAPSHOT OF ART COLLECTORS

While baby boomers are still the dominant generation of art collectors‚ÄĒcomprising about half of all current collectors‚ÄĒmillennials are the fastest growing segment. Their rates of art ownership rose 8 percent since last year, to 36 percent of the total respondents.

While aesthetic enjoyment continues to be the primary reason for collecting art, ‚Äúa generational shift is now underway,‚ÄĚ the survey said. Younger collectors tend to be more financially driven and attuned to the role of art as a financial asset, with a third of millennial collectors seeing their art as an asset to leverage into more wealth. This new generation of aspiring collectors is also drawn to the social aspects of collecting, such as engaging with other collectors and artists, the survey found.

REASONS FOR COLLECTING ART

More than 75 percent of the collectors polled said they ‚Äúanticipate making a purchase this year.‚ÄĚ Nearly all (97 percent) of millennial collectors and 60 percent of Gen X collectors said they would buy this year. Plus, younger collectors appear to have less reservation when it comes to selling: ‚ÄúThe old adage that collectors aren‚Äôt sellers is fading. . .Expect more market churn going forward, especially via digital channels, which may bode well for auction houses and dealers.‚ÄĚ

PERCENT WHO HAVE - HAVE NOT

The survey also showed a considerable uptick in online art buying: 43 percent more collectors bought art online in the past year compared with 2017. Women were the biggest drivers of the growth in online acquisitions, which may be partly attributed to the ‚Äúrise of the digital channel for decorative arts in particular,‚ÄĚ according to the survey.

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Gallery Art has the largest contemporary fine art collection in South Florida. You can visit our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in Aventura, Florida or GallArt.com to see paintings and sculptures up close and personal. (All artwork listed on GallArt.com is available for a LIVE viewing).

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Bert Stern (American, 1929‚Äď2013)

Here are 3 facts about Bert Stern:

  1. Bert Stern was an American photographer best known for his iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe. With a photo shoot that took place in 1962 just weeks before the actress’ death, Stern later compiled his image into the photobook Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting, first published in 1982.
  2. Born on October 3, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, Stern taught himself how to take photographs as a youth. Over the course of his career, Stern changed the landscape of fashion and advertising photography by creating dynamic, stand-alone images that no longer existed simply to serve the text. He emerged alongside Richard Avedon, Mark Shaw and Irving Penn as a pioneer of this new, confrontational style.
  3. Stern died at the age of 83 on June 26, 2013 in New York, NY. Notable exhibitions of his work include ‚ÄúI Wanna Be Loved By You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe‚ÄĚ shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and ‚ÄúThe Last Sitting‚ÄĚ at the Mus√©e Maillol in Paris.

Below are some of¬†Bert Stern’s¬†most famous Marilyn Monroe pieces available at Gallery Art:

BERT STERN – THE LAST SITTING: MARILYN MONROE WITH CHENILLE SCARF – 24 X 24 INCHES

 

BERT STERN – THE LAST SITTING: MARILYN MONROE IN JACKIE WIG – 30 x 30 INCHES

 

BERT STERN – THE LAST SITTING: MARILYN MONROE IN JACKIE WIG – 30 X 30 INCHES

 

BERT STERN – MARILYN MONROE FAMOUS SMILE – 19 X 13 INCHES

To see Stern’s fine art works, visit GallArt.com.¬†

At Gallery Art we carry four of Bert Stern’s stunning Marilyn Monroe’s pieces. You can visit our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in¬†Aventura, Florida¬†or¬†GallArt.com¬†to see them up close and personal. (All artwork listed on¬†GallArt.com¬†is available for a¬†LIVE viewing).

For inquiries, email us at Sales@GallArt.com or call at (305) 932-6166.

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Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899‚Äď1991)

Here are 7 facts about Rufino Tamayo: 

  1. Rufino Tamayo was a Mexican painter and printmaker known for his large-scale murals and vivid use of color. Like Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siquieros, and Jose Clemente Orozco, Tamayo helped garner international attention for Mexican art.
  2. Influenced by his pre-Columbian heritage as well as Cubism and Surrealism, Tamayo portrayed vernacular subjects like watermelons and animals in a unique formal vocabulary.
  3. He stated, ‚ÄúArt is a means of expression that must be understood by everybody, everywhere‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúIt grows out of the earth, the textures of our lives, and our experience.‚ÄĚ
  4. Born on August 26, 1899 in Oaxaca, Mexico, Tamayo left the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts after a year and began to teach himself.
  5. He moved to New York in the 1930s after having a falling out with the politically driven Rivera and Siqueiros in his home country. Eventually returning to Mexico in 1959, he founded the Museo Tamayo Arte Contempor√°neo in Mexico City and the Museo Rufino Tamayo in his birthplace of Oaxaca during the early 1980s.
  6. The artist continued to produce some of his most compelling works including Moon and Sun (1990) right up until his death on June 24, 1991 in Mexico City, Mexico at the age of 91.
  7. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Gallery Art, among others.

Below are¬†some of Tamayo’s artworks available at Gallery Art:

RUFINO TAMAYO – MANOS – 22 X 30 INCHES

 

RUFINO TAMAYO – LA FAMILIA JUGANDO – 43.25 X 29.5 INCHES

 

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RUFINO TAMAYO – PERRO – 22 X 30 INCHES

 

RUFINO TAMAYO – QUETZALCOATL – 27.25 X 52.75 INCHES

 

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RUFINO TAMAYO – OPEN ARMS – 28 X 20 INCHES

To see more of his fine art works, visit GallArt.com. 

At Gallery Art we carry a dozen of Rufino Tamayo’s popular artworks. You can visit our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in¬†Aventura, Florida¬†or¬†GallArt.com¬†to see them up close and personal. (All artwork listed on¬†GallArt.com¬†is available for a¬†LIVE viewing).

For inquiries, email us at Sales@GallArt.com or call at (305) 932-6166.

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Sources: artnet.com, GallArt.com

LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921‚Äď2012)

Here are 7 facts about LeRoy Neiman:

  1. Neiman was an American artist who blended a Pop Art sensibility with impressionistic brushwork and vibrant color.
  2. He once said, ‚ÄúI do not depart from the colors borrowed from life‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúBut I use color to emphasize the scent, the spirit, and the feeling of the thing I‚Äôve experienced.”
  3. His prints and paintings of sporting events, leisure activities, and movie characters like Rocky were published in magazines such as Playboy.
  4. Born LeRoy Runquist on June 8, 1921 in St. Paul, MN, the painter enrolled briefly at the St. Paul School of Art and then at the Art Institute of Chicago after having served in the US military.
  5. During his life he sometimes performed on television, captivating audiences by drawing or painting portraits live on air.
  6. The prolific and popular artist donated a substantial donation to Columbia University School of the Arts in 1995, which helped to create its LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies.
  7. Neiman died on June 20, 2012, in New York, at the age of 91. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gallery Art, among others.

Below are some of Neiman’s popular prints and paintings available at Gallery Art:

LEROY NEIMAN – MANHATTAN – 15 X 23 INCHES

LEROY NEIMAN – THE BABE – 21 X 28 INCHES

LEROY NEIMAN – MYSTIC ROCK – 27 X 36 INCHES

LEROY NEIMAN – THE GREAT SECRETARIAT – 25.5 X 34 INCHES

To see more of his stunning fine art works, visit GallArt.com. 

At Gallery Art we carry many of Leroy Neiman’s¬†famous artworks. You can visit our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in¬†Aventura, Florida¬†or¬†GallArt.com¬†to see them up close and personal. (All artwork listed on¬†GallArt.com¬†is available for a¬†LIVE viewing).

For inquiries, email us at Sales@GallArt.com or call at (305) 932-6166.

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