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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Marc Chagall (1887–1985)

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 (1887–1985), 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: “When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it—a 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.”
  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 hereAt 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).

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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—comprising about half of all current collectors—millennials 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, “a generational shift is now underway,” 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 “anticipate making a purchase this year.” 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: “The old adage that collectors aren’t sellers is fading. . .Expect more market churn going forward, especially via digital channels, which may bode well for auction houses and dealers.”

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 “rise of the digital channel for decorative arts in particular,” according to the survey.

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Bert Stern (American, 1929–2013)

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 “I Wanna Be Loved By You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe” shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and “The Last Sitting” at the Musée 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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Sources: artnet.com, GallArt.com

 

Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899–1991)

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, “Art is a means of expression that must be understood by everybody, everywhere” and “It grows out of the earth, the textures of our lives, and our experience.”
  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 Contemporáneo 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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LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921–2012)

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, “I do not depart from the colors borrowed from life”, “But I use color to emphasize the scent, the spirit, and the feeling of the thing I’ve 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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Gallery Art hosts Business & Networking Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting

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The Aventura and North Miami Chamber hosted its Monthly Breakfast Meeting and Business Card Exchange at the vibrant 8,000 Sq.ft Gallery Art Showroom, as over 50 Aventura and North Miami Marketing Council/Chamber of Commerce members arrived to enjoy the camaraderie over a beautiful and delicious breakfast.

 

 

We were delighted to have share with the cities’ entrepreneurs this wonderful event!

Gallery Art, 20633 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura, Florida 33180, is recognized for having the largest contemporary fine art collection in South Florida.

For more information, call Gallery Art at 305.932.6166 or visit GallArt.com; or Aventura Marketing Council/Chamber of Commerce 305.932.5334 or visit aventuramarketingcouncil.com

One of the Most Famous Men of the 20th Century, an Art Icon, with a Trademark Mustache and Unique Personality has a Birthday Today!

This iconic surrealist artist, writer, scientist, jewelry designer, a true showman, enjoyed being known for his bizarre, creative and eccentric personality traits wherever he would go! Today, in honor of Salvador Dali’s birthday, Gallery Art is sharing with you part of his life and legacy to the fine art world!

Here are 5 Fun Facts About Salvador Dali:

1. He believed he was the reincarnation of his brother – Before Dali was born, his mother gave birth to another child, also called Salvador Dali, who passed away at 22 months old. When Dali was 5 years old, his parents informed him of their belief that he was the reincarnation of his brother. 

 

2. Called “Avida Dollars” (avaricious) within the art community – Dali was renowned for his love of making money. For instance, Dali had a novel way of avoiding restaurant bills. He frequently invited large groups of friends out for expensive lunches. When it came time to pay, Dali would cheerfully write a check for the full amount. Why cheerfully? Because he knew the waiter would be looking, moment when he would casually doodle on the back of the check, knowing that nobody in their right mind would ever cash a check with an original sketch by Salvador Dali on it! So the check would go uncashed, and Dali would get away with not paying the bill. 

 

A Salvador Dali’s compilation showing 10 of his surrealist pieces available at Gallery Art. To see these and many others, visit GallArt.com.

3. Stunt man – Aside from being an artist, writer, scientist, and whatever he decided to be when he woke up in the morning, Dali was a showman! For example, in 1955, he arrived at a speech in a Rolls-Royce full of cauliflowers because he was fascinated by their shape. 

 

4. Dali’s Inspiration – His artistic experimentation culminated in what became known as Surrealism. Dali manifested characters and settings in subconscious realities inspired by Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theories. Dali had a rare gift in decoding images from his dreams and inserting them in places that could exist in the real world, leaving viewers confused but ever more intrigued!

 

5. Salvador Dali’s Foundation & Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida – After a business partnership separation, Dali lost rights to a majority of his works and much of his wealth, consequently, his wife founded “Friends of Dali” and “The Salvador Dali Museum”, in St. Petersburg, Florida to raise money. To date, his most expensive painting sold is also the most expensive Surrealist work of art in the world: the $22.4M “Portrait de Paul Eluard”, featuring his friend and Surrealist poet Paul Eluard. Additionally, Salvador Dali designed a collection of 39 pieces of jewelry, with “The Royal Heart”, as its central piece, being later sold to the Dali Foundation for 5.5M euros (nearly $7M in 1999). He had lots of famous friends he liked hanging out with too, including Elvis Presley, John Lennon, David Bowie, Pablo Picasso, Alice Cooper and even Sigmund Freud. 

Surely, Salvador Dali accomplished more than his most heartfelt desire of being remembered by the people he met; he not only left a huge legacy to those that knew him personally, but to all the generations to come! Happy Birthday to Salvador Dali!

If you are interested in purchasing one of this iconic artist’s fine art works or to see more of them, please visit GallArt.com. At Gallery Art we carry many of Salvador Dali’s most 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 more details, email us at Sales@GallArt.com or call at 305.935.6166

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