“Art Miami 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 is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States, attracting more than 65,000 motivated collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe. Entering its 24th year, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.”
Bridget Mayer Gallery @ Art Miami (above and below)
Ethan Cohen NY @ Art Miami
Official Context Info: “CONTEXT is the sister fair to Art Miami dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists, launched in 2012. CONTEXT’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for established and emerging galleries to present cutting-edge and emergent talent. Seventy international galleries, vetted by the CONTEXT Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. The combined efforts of CONTEXT and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative platform for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.
Pentimenti Gallery @ Context
Baang & Burn Gallery – NYC @ Miami Context Fair
Richard Hart “The Seers” at Baang & Burn Gallery @Context
Philip Hinge @ Connersmith Gallery – Context Miami
Scope – this fair was too much in every way for me
Official Scope Text: With over 50 art shows spanning more than a decade, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. SCOPE’s extensive reach enables an unrivaled opportunity for networking with art patrons, creative professionals and a culturally relevant public audience. Renowned for presenting the most innovative galleries, artists and curators, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $450 million and attendance of over 700,000 visitors.
Peter Gronquist “Mickey Mouse Crucifix” – a gold plated resin mold. (this to me typefies ‘art fair art’ and also the aesthetic at Scope) and also the Dollar Bill art displayed on plaques with David Bowie and the Pulp Fiction duo below.
“Too Many Basquiats – Not Enough New Artists” by www.americanqueentjd.com
Project 4‘s Booth at Scope featuring Katherine Mann paintings & Foon Sham sculpture below
* Photos in this post by Joan Cox, Cara Ober, and other random submissions