“Art Basel Miami Beach”

2017 opening for the Institute of Contemporary Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art, in Miami, will be opening in 2017, during Art Basel Miami Beach. Its official inauguration has been scheduled for 1 December 2017. Two years of works carried out by Madrid-based firm Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos were needed for the new three-floor structure whose 3,500 m2 doubles the institute’s current surface area, and comprises a 1,400 m2 sculpture garden. The building was solely financed by a major donation from Irma and Norman Braman, on a plot allocated by Miami Design District Associates. The inaugural exhibition, to run until February 2018, called “The Everywhere Studio”, is showing over 50 artists including Neïl Beloufa, Bruce Nauman, Laure Prouvost, Carolee Schneemann and Andrea Zittel. This exhibition will focus on the artist’s studio as a place from which to respond to social and economic...

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Former co-director of Art Basel heads up Kunstmuseum in Basel

Annette Schönholzer has been hired to be administrative director of the Kunstmuseum in Basel as of January 2017. The New York-born Swiss woman worked for Art Basel between 2002 and 2014 as co-director of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, alongside fair director Marc Spiegler, before becoming an independent art and culture consultant two years ago. Annette Schönholzer succeeds director Stefan Charles, who announced in October that he was joining Radio Suisse and SRF television station as a journalist and head of...

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Sanford Biggers joins artists at the Marianne Boesky gallery

New York gallery Marianne Boesky now represents artist Sanford Biggers, who will feature in an exhibition at the gallery next year. The gallery will also be presenting his work at its stand at Art Basel Miami Beach in December. A monographic Biggers exhibition is currently being presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, “Subjective Cosmology”. Recently, he was also shown at the Brooklyn Museum, the Sculpture Center and the MASS MoCA, and he took part in group exhibitions at the Tate Britain and Modern, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Studio Museum in...

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Sanford Biggers joins artists at the Marianne Boesky gallery

New York gallery Marianne Boesky now represents artist Sanford Biggers, who will feature in an exhibition at the gallery next year. The gallery will also be presenting his work at its stand at Art Basel Miami Beach in December. A monographic Biggers exhibition is currently being presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, “Subjective Cosmology”. Recently, he was also shown at the Brooklyn Museum, the Sculpture Center and the MASS MoCA, and he took part in group exhibitions at the Tate Britain and Modern, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Studio Museum in...

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Miami, a major trading hub for the global art market

From 1 to 4 December 2015, Florida hosted the famous Art Basel Miami Beach, the US division of Art Basel, launched in 2002. This edition, which brought together 267 galleries, was accompanied by 19 satellite fairs around Miami, including Art Miami (1 to 6 December), Aqua Art Miami, Design Miami and ArtSpot Miami (from 2 to 6 December). Many millionaire sales For most influential galleries in the world, this edition of Art Basel Miami Beach was the opportunity to make some great sales, including many beyond the million dollar mark. Records totaled $ 15 million for Man in Blue VI (1954) by Francis Bacon and $ 10 million for Buste au Chapeau (1971) by Picasso, at Van de Weghe Fine Art. Among the most important sales, Hauser & Wirth sold Snow White, Dopey, Black Red White Black (2011-2015) by Paul McCarthy for $ 1.5 million and David Zwirner saw Lösung (2005) by Neo Rauch also bought for $ 1.5 million, infront of Untitled (Blot) (2015) by Kerry James Marshall, which reached $ 850,000. For his part, Thaddaeus Ropac sold the painting Joseph Beuys (1980) by Andy Warhol for $1.4 million and the sculpture Appalachian Double Latch Spring Glut (1989) by Robert Rauschenberg, for $ 770,000. Other leading sales, the painting Ohne Titel (Untitled) (1962) by Günther Uecker went for $1 million on the stand of the Skarstedt Gallery (New York). Moreover, the Alison Jacques Gallery (London) sold a work on paper from 1955 by Lygia Clark for $600,000, whereas at Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London), Gigantaur (2015) by George Condo also achieved this award and SH IV (2014) by Andreas Gursky made $400,000. Among other successful sales, Galerie Gmurzynska (Cologne) sold a Wifredo Lam for $ 500,000, the Thomas Dane Gallery sold Untitled (2014) by Kelley Walker for $ 400,000,...

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