Spectrum Miami Beach 2017

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

As part of this dense and vibrant cultural event, Spectrum Miami returns for another strong edition, co-locating with Red Dot Art Fair. It will be hosted by the Arts & Entertainment District, Miami’s new cultural center still being defined by the burgeoning creative scene. A curated contemporary art show featuring an international slate of artists and galleries, Spectrum Miami 2017 is where contemporary meets extraordinary.

Expecting tens thousands of visitors, the fair will present top galleries and artists from the United States and around the world. In addition, this five-day fine art experience will feature Art Labs, Art Talks, Meet the Artist sessions, music, entertainment, and other special events.

Once again, Spectrum Miami will also be hosting ArtSpot Miami Art Show. This stand-alone event inside the show will feature a carefully selected modern, contemporary and cutting-edge galleries with strong curatorial programs and their represented artists.

Please join Gallery Art for the remainder of Spectrum Miami, Red Dot & ArtSpot International at booth 403 & 404.  Saturday, December 9th from 1:00 pm-9:00 pm, Sunday, December 10th from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm located at 1700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33132 , Arts & Entertainment District.

You can also visit our store located  at 20633 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180 or view our website at GallArt.com 

 

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Please Join us for Spectrum Miami, Red Dot & ArtSpot International at booth 403 & 404. Opening night preview party Wed., Dec 6 / 6-10 pm. Show Hours Thurs., Dec 7 / 1-9pm Fri., Dec 8 / 1-10pm Sat., Dec9 / 1-9pm Sun., Dec 10 / 12-5pm. Location: 1700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33132 , Arts & Entertainment District.

Once in the lobby text either Ken at 305.439.7422 or Jeremiah at 305.450.6761 for passes. Thank you and see you soon! You can also visit us in Aventura at 20633 Biscayne Blvd or @ GallArt.com

 

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Chai Lifeline – Painting with Sara Fraser at Gallery Art

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New Banksy Appears on the Streets of London

Banksy for Basquiat

Photo courtesy of http://www.hookedblog.co.uk

A new Banksy appeared on the streets of London in response to “the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.”

The tone of Banksy’s new artwork is a bit cynical, as are most of Banksy’s works. In this one, the London Metro Police are welcoming Basquiat to the city by frisking him and writing him a ticket for vandalism. Banksy likes to point out hypocrisy which, in this case, is the Barbican’s usual attitude of being “very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls.” Basquiat started his career as a graffiti artist.

In the end, though, the artwork is an homage to Basquiat and has brought incredible publicity to the exhibition which continues until January.

If you’d like to see some Basquiat’s or a Banksy without having to go all the way to London, stop by our gallery or visit us online.

Jasper Johns – Turning His Home and Studio Into Artist Retreat.

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Jasper Johns has big plans for his home and studio in Sharon, Connecticut—and the town is officially on board. Following his death, the artist plans to transform his pastoral property, where he has lived since the 1990s, into an artists’ retreat, providing a live-work space for 18 to 24 artists at a time.

Representatives for the artist presented a proposal at the September 13 meeting of Sharon’s planning and zoning commission, which voted unanimously in favor of the project. Art critic Deborah Solomon first reported that the town had granted permission for the project in a tweet posted on Saturday.

According to the minutes from the meeting, available on the Sharon website, the artists would “live, eat and devote themselves to the private study, practice and development of their work. They would have communal meals, in the existing main house and shared common spaces that would foster a sense of community among the artists.”

“In addition to the property itself, Mr. Johns intends to provide an endowment to support the operations of the retreat,” the town wrote, noting that there are currently no plans for additional construction on the property. “The proposal fits within the Town Plan of Conservation & Development as it keeps open space and preserves the Mudge Pond Watershed,” as indicated by the minutes.

The retreat will be a charitable organization or nonprofit corporation with 19 to 25 employees, including six to nine off-site administrative staff. The property will be closed to the public except during special events.

Johns, 87, is a towering figure in the art world. Known for his Pop and Neo-Dada works, he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, and a Golden Lion at the 1988 Venice Biennale, among many other distinctions.

Johns is also a co-founder, along with composer John Cage, of the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, which offers grants in the visual and performance arts. The foundation is not involved with the artists’ retreat and declined to comment for this story, as did Johns.

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To view the rest of our Jasper Johns pieces as well as the rest of our Fine Art Collection please visit GallArt.comashley-bot

Turn $1K into $3 Million

Investing In Art

When investing in art, patience is the key.

Investing in art can be a tricky business. The idea is to invest your money with an artist that you think might blossom and whose prices will eventually rise and increase the value of your investment. In so many ways it is a gamble, but the good kind. It is not only a way to increase the value of your dollar but also a way to latch onto a moment in time and ride it into the future. You put down your chip and say “Now I will quietly watch the passing of time and marvel in what it reveals.” Does the artist flourish, or do they fade away? Does the market move away from your choice or suddenly veer closer? Do events transpire that change the course of the artist’s life and her work?

If you are patient, you may find your decisions pay off handsomely and that you are the owner of artwork from a once obscure artist who is now world famous. Or, one day, you might scratch your head when your artwork, from an artist you have long forgotten, suddenly skyrockets in value because the work has found a new audience. Or maybe your investment will be worth nothing more than the pleasure it gives you hanging on your wall. Investing in art is an investment in the possibilities of time and in having a stake in those possibilities.

Watch this video on how a $1K investment turned into $3 million in just 40 short years. And if you’re looking for some pieces to put your chips on, visit our gallery.

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