East End Artists and Galleries Highlighted at 23rd Art Miami and CONTEXT Fairs, 12/4-9

East End Artists and Galleries Highlighted at 23rd Art Miami and CONTEXT Fairs, 12/4-9

East End artists will be in the spotlight at the 23rd Art Miami, anchor art fair for the city of Miami. Art Miami, the premiere international contemporary and modern art fair, has long been recognized for its high quality presentation of important artworks for the serious international collector. So, it is no surprise that many of the galleries participating will be including works by acclaimed artists from the East End of Long Island alongside such great artists of the 20th & 21st Centuries such as Picasso, Damien Hirst, Raoul Dufy, Chagall, Jean Michel Basquiat, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg and scores more of the art world's most celebrated names. Last summer Art Miami presented the wildly successful inaugural Art Southampton that proved to be a game-changer on the Hamptons cultural landscape.

In addition to the debut of its new sister art fair CONTEXT Art Miami dedicated to presenting emerging and mid-career cutting edge artists, Art Miami will once again offer important contemporary and modern works from over 125 of the world's most prominent galleries. CONTEXT will feature artists from 65 hand selectEd Galleries from around the globe. Last summer Art Miami presented the wildly successful inaugural Art Southampton that proved to be a game-changer on the Hamptons cultural landscape.

A number of galleries from around the world will be featuring works by well known Hamptonites. New York's Hollis Taggert Gallery will be displaying among other important works, Willem De Kooning's Woman in Motion, a charcoal and oil on vellum mounted on canvas from 1962.

Southampton favorite Roy Lichtenstein's 1994 work Metallic Brushstroke Head as well as works by Shelter Island sculptor John Chamberlain will be shown by Munich's Galerie Terminus.

KM Fine Arts of Chicago will showcase Southamptonite, Jeff Muhs who will be showing new paintings and concrete sculptures including his latest piece 'Figure Training', a corset covered bust.

Another Chicago gallery Kasia Kay Art Projects will present new works by the irrepressible painter and performance artist Kevin Berlin, a major figure on the Hamptons scene when not in his studio in Italy or romping with Siberian tigers in Russia. "His Lady and Tiger" is among the featured works.

Antoine Helwaser Gallery of New York's offerings include significant works by Cindy Sherman, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

Mark Borghi long a fixture on the Hampton art scene will be showing works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and Toronto's well respected Contessa Gallery will show works by de Kooning and Lichtenstein. Springs sculptor Phyllis Hammond will be included in Denise Bibro Fine Arts booth.

Both Palm Beach's Arcature and Miami's 101 Exhibit will showcase works by longtime Hamptons favorite Larry Rivers

Eric Fischl whose triptych "Scarsdale" was a major hit at the opening of the new Parrish Art Museum will be shown by three galleries: Contessa Gallery, Jim Kempner Fine Art and Mark Borghi Fine Art.

Works by Chuck Close will be shown by no less than five galleries - Contessa Gallery, Pace Prints, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Zadok Gallery and Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art.
One of the highlights of the CONTEXT Art Fair will be the controversial "Banksy Out of Context" presented Art Miami, in conjunction with new-photo sharing platform I PXL U (www.ipxlu.com), founded by noted Southampton gallery owner Stephan Keszler. The exhibit consists of five wall reliefs equaling six-and-a-half tons in weight, each one showcasing one of the most iconic stencils by the most relevant street artist in the world, encourages the debate about ‘site-specific’ street art outside of its original context; a very divisive issue within the art community.

At the same time, it presents an arena for the public to enter the debate and participate in the discussion. Although the five walls are privately owned and not for sale, I PXL U, and BANKROBBER who will be exhibiting in CONTEXT Art Miami, have come together to offer collectors, artists, connoisseurs and VIP fair guests the rare opportunity to acquire works from a limited showing of a selection of the artists most iconic editioned works, including a rare ‘Kate Moss AP’ and a unique hand-decorated example of the artist’s first ever ‘Rude Copper’ print. BANKROBBER also specializes in salvaging, sourcing and restoring original works by the artist known as BANKSY. The wall reliefs will be kept secret until the grand VIP Preview
taking place on December 4 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. when they will be unveiled.

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.art-wynwood.com) and the prestigious Art Southampton (www.art-southampton.com).

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.

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.

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