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Miami Art in Context

The 28th edition of Art Miami kicked off Miami Art Week, where it held its reign as the leading international contemporary and modern art fair.

Celebrating along with sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Miami ran between December 5th to the 10th. They reported their strongest ever editions with multi-million dollar sales of blue-chip and contemporary artists, and strongest attendance figures of prestigious art collectors, connoisseurs, advisors and notable museum professionals both at the VIP opening and throughout the week at the new waterfront location. The two fairs welcomed more than 80,000 attendees and more than 15,000 guests to the VIP Preview, which was sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate and benefitted the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), marking the sixth consecutive year that PAMM has been the fair’s exclusive VIP Preview benefactor. Art Miami LLC Executive Vice President and Director Nick Korniloff comments, “This was our most successful fair to date, in terms of acquisitions. Collectors streamed through the doors to admire and acquire work from some of the most important artists in the 20th and 21st centuries including Warhol, Picasso, Basquiat, Kusama, Condo, Pistoletto and Hockney. Our new location added another dimension to our presentation. Being centrally located provided an increased level of convenience for our visitors.” Prominent figures in entertainment, sport, music, business, and culture viewed the impressive selection of works, including Gerard Butler, Michael Bay, Gloria Estefan, Tyson Beckford, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Frank Ocean, among others.

Mr. Brainwash, Jason Newsted, and Nick Korniloff

Mr. Brainwash

Franklin Sirmans, Keith Rivers and Tobias Ostrander

Joe Namath at Art Miami

Julian Navarro

Ribbon Cutting

Amar’e Stoudemire

Joe Namath, Commissioner Ken Russell, Jorge Perez, Pamela Cohen, and Nick Korniloff