Famed British Graffiti Artist Banksy Featured in CONTEXT Art Miami, Beg. 12/4
Robin Barton of BANKROBBER adds, "I am delighted to be given the opportunity to extend this debate through the display of these important early works. Removed from their original context, the question becomes whether they are the mordant bounty of greedy modern day cultural grave robber's or that they represent a unique chance to see the elusive artist's work up close and personal, out of context, yet within CONTEXT."
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Known as Miami's premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week. The fair will commence on Dec. 4, 2012, with Art Miami's highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview, which benefits the Miami Art Museum. World-famous for its outstanding quality, extraordinary variety and stylish, gallery-like decor, Art Miami showcases the finest in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 of the most prestigious international art galleries. Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market. With its rich history, it is the original and longest running contemporary art fair in Miami, and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers. Art Miami is the must-see event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors, and interior designers, providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement. Learn more at www.art-miami.com.
Miami's newest international emerging and cutting-edge art fair will launch with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, coinciding with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. Trendsetting galleries from around the globe will exhibit in a state-of-the-art pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami. CONTEXT Art Miami will feature a curated group of 65 galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career cutting edge artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits. The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion will feature a VIP Lounge, Art Video New Media Lounge, performance stage, indoor and outdoor curated projects, and will be located just 50 feet north of the existing 125,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion. The Combined exhibition space will increase the overall roster of galleries to 190 participants and cover 250,000 square feet. Ample and convenient parking is available for both fairs through the use of a four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located directly across the street from the CONTEXT & Art Miami Pavilions, as well as valet parking. A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach. For more, visit www.contextartmiami.com.
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BANKROBBER specializes in salvaging and restoring original works by guerilla artist, BANKSY. It provides a unique platform to enable the public to see original site-specific works taken out of their original context to keep them from destruction. BANKROBBER also holds a selection of early BANKSY prints that are available to purchase from their booth at CONTEXT.
Art Miami, LLC, is a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler. Art Miami, LLC, produces Art Miami (www.art-miami.com), Miami's longest-running contemporary art fair, CONTEXT ART MIAMI (www.contextartmiami.com), Art Wynwood (www.artwynwood.com) and the prestigious Art Southampton (www.art-southampton.com).