Art Market

How Do You Build a Sustainable Art Career? We Examine Case Studies of Two Star Artists

This story originally appeared in the artnet Intelligence report, a new art market report created by artnet News and the artnet Price Database. How does an artist build a steady and long-lasting career after an early bout of intense auction success? Two talents of different artistic generations—35-year-old Njideka Akunyili Crosby and 49-year-old Cecily Brown—offer complementary case studies. Over the past few years, Crosby … +

Editorial

‘Shoplifters’ is a deeply moving look at the meaning of family

In Shoplifters, family isn’t something you’re necessarily born with – it’s something you build. Winner of the top prize at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters is a film with a bottomless amount of compassion, one that very well may be one of the most emotional movie-going experiences of the year. In Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest, we’re introduced to a poverty-stricken Japanese … +

Architecture

Kanye West’s New Architecture Venture: Who, What, Why and… Really?

On Sunday evening, rapper Kanye West took to Twitter to announce the creation of a new architecture wing for his popular Yeezy company. With “Yeezy Home,” West is “looking for architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better,” leading to a flurry of speculation, excitement—and a certain amount of ridicule—across the online world. Whether or not you welcome the news, … +

Editorial

Gavrylyuk brings polish, seasoned artistry to Miami Piano Festival

Alexander Gavrylyuk returned to the Miami International Piano Festival for the first time since 2007 in an impressive recital Sunday afternoon at the Aventura Arts and Culture Center. Now in the midst of a busy international career and artist residency at upstate New York’s Chautauqua Institution, Gavrylyuk emerged as a less impulsive, more seasoned and polished artist. Ferrucio Busoni’s transcription of Bach’s Toccata … +

Editorial

The Bookshop in Miami that Has Preserved Haitian Culture for Decades

In 1990, Jan Mapou, the Haitian playwright, poet, and activist, rented a booth at the Caribbean Marketplace in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood. He set up 300 books, mostly in Creole, from his own private collection: books on Haitian history, folklore, religion, politics; romance novels and big, colorful children’s stories by Haitian authors. The “Haitian boat people” — as they were known in … +

Art Fairs

‘It Isn’t Working Anymore’: Dealers at Frieze New York Reckon With the Thorny State of the Art Market

Inside Josh Lilley Gallery’s stand at Frieze New York, a painting barely larger than an album cover hangs on an otherwise empty white wall. The work, by the 30-year-old Berlin-based artist Tom Anholt, sold to the first client who walked into the booth during the fair’s VIP preview for $6,000. That’s $2,000 less than it cost the gallery to rent the wall … +

Editorial

The Many Fluid Faces of Miami: Mere Façade at Spinello Projects

Through Sat 9 Sep, 2017

There’s a 1954 photograph by Bunny Yeager entitled “Bettie Page, Carol Jean Lauritzen, and Kathy Stanley Jumping (Key Biscayne, FL),” featuring the three titular graces floating above the water, suspended in motion. It’s not difficult to romanticize women on the sea — easier still when the image’s qualities (leisure, the tropics as an exotic space, whiteness) are no longer unquestionably associated with … +

Architecture

Work to Dazzle: Highlights from Design Miami/Basel

Exhibition Work to Dazzle: Highlights from Design Miami/Basel By CLAUDIA BARBIERI |  Twentieth century and contemporary design is on a roll in the art market, and Design Miami/Basel is gathering no moss. This year’s twelfth edition of the fair in Basel, which ended June 18, was the biggest and arguably best yet with fifty participating galleries from eleven countries, including such newcomers as Mercado … +

Editorial

Robert Fontaine Gallery presents Time & Place

through August 1, 2017

  The exhibition explores a grouping of original and multiple works from Post-war through today’s emerging art scene, highlighting similarities that bind ideas together as recognizable symbols over the course of 50+ years. The work is curated to represent one continuing narrative. “Time & Place” explores the question, “What will today’s artists make of present changes around them? What will they reflect … +

Editorial

Multipart exhibition includes over 170 works by contemporary Cuban artists

Perez Art Museum Miami announces On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Prez Collection, an exhibition of over 170 works of art, spanning painting, drawing, photography, mixed-media and sculpture. The exhibition is presented in three parts over the course of a year, and features a rich panorama of recent work produced by artists living both in Cuba and abroad. … +

Editorial

Second-cast principals deliver the goods in FGO’s “Masked Ball”

Jonathan Burton and Alexandra LoBianco star in the second cast of FGO’s “A Masked Ball.” Photo: Lorne Grandison Florida Grand Opera’s second-cast performance of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera at the Arsht Center introduced two new singers in the leading roles at Sunday’s matinee. Both gave impressive performances and blended well with the ensemble cast of this excellent production. As King Gustavo … +

Auctions

Phillips Contemporary Evening Auction Brings In $110.3 Million

POSTED May 19, 2017 Peter Doig, Rosedale, 1991. Phillips Twentieth Century and Contemporary Art Evening sale in midtown Manhattan on Thursday night netted $110.3 million, more than doubling what it brought in last year. All thirty-seven of the auction’s lots sold. Peter Doig’s, Rosedale, 1991—a painting of a house in the woods—led the sale, hammering down to Phillips deputy chairman Svetlana Marich, … +

Art Market

Frick Collection Spearheads Effort to Digitize Millions of Artworks

POSTED May 19, 2017 Member of PHAROS convened at the Frick Collection in 2013. Photo: PHAROS, the International Consortium of Photo Archives The Frick Collection is leading an international collaboration to transform art historical research by digitizing twenty-five million images of artworks for a new research platform. The Frick has teamed up with thirteen arts institutions to establish PHAROS Art Research Consortium, … +

Editorial

A Conversation with Ella Fontanals-Cisneros

Cuban-born collector and philanthropist Ella Fontanals-Cisneros has dedicated the past four decades to the advancement of Latin American art. Since 2002, her Miami-based Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) has granted more than $1.5 million to some 120 emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Latin America. For its latest undertaking, CIFO, in conjunction with the Cisneros Fontanals Fundación Para Las Artes (CIFO Europa), … +

Editorial

Enrique Martinez Celaya: “Jumping off the cliff with hands in the air”

Taking a line from a Zen koan as her title and starting point, Elvia Rosa Castro reflects on the art of Enrique Martínez Celaya. The Jack Shainman Gallery is one of the most multicultural, multiethnic, and inclusive galleries I know. Among the artists represented there are Nick Cave (USA), El Anatsui (Ghana-Nigeria), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (London), as well the Cubans Yoan Capote and … +

Editorial

‘ARTvisions International’ at Artspace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Florida

Artspace/Virginia Miller Galleries is hosting “ARTvisions International,” an exhibition featuring two dozen paintings by 12 international artists from different countries. The exhibition is on view through June 30, 2017. Each of the exhibits demonstrates individualistic artistic form, technique, and subject matter. However, despite such diversity of techniques and theme each of these artworks is able to create a scenario that transcends … +

Editorial

‘Sublimation: Ancestral Patterns’ at Yeelen Gallery, Miami

Yeelen Gallery is hosting installation artist Ya La’ford’s solo exhibition “Sublimation: Ancestral Patterns.” The exhibition is on view through May 27, 2017. The artworks displayed in this exhibition reflect La’ford’s Jamaican cultural hybridity through her life experiences challenging the humanistic patterns. “Sublimation: Ancestral Patterns” features La’Ford’s stain-dyed paintings that are cast from her self-made paints and pigments. Regarded as one of … +

Editorial

'Clippings and Hard Fruit' at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami

Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, will play host a solo exhibition by David Hicks, titled ‘Clippings and Hard Fruit’, on view from May 20 to August 5, 2017.  Taking over the full gallery space, the artist will present a collection of wall works, sculptural installations and tabletop pieces, exploring his interpretation of the flora and fauna of the California landscape. The artist … +

Editorial

Pérez Art Museum Miami welcomes its one-millionth visitor

PAMM welcomed its one-millionth visitor since opening in its Herzog & de Meuron-designed building on December 2013. As Miami’s flagship museum, PAMM serves a multicultural population in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. The museum’s diverse programming and special exhibitions have helped to draw visitors to Miami from across the globe. “After just three years in our home on … +

Editorial

‘Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age’ at The Wolfsonian–FIU, Miami

Fri 6 Oct, 2017 - Sun 1 Apr, 2018

he Wolfsonian–FIU, Miami will be hosting “Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age,” from October 6, 2017 through April 1, 2018. One of the leading graphic artists of the modern age, Austrian designer Julius Klinger (1876–1942) transformed commercial visual culture through his innovative advertising posters, book and magazine illustrations, mass promotional campaigns, ornamental and typographical design, and brand development. This exhibition will present the … +

Editorial

‘Oneironaut’ by Robert Fonfria at The Hue, Miami

The Hue, Miami, is hosting ‘Oneironaut,’ the first exhibition by artist Roberto Fonfria, on view through May 19, 2017. In mixed media works, Fonfria explores the dream world and the psyche of the characters he has created. He delves deeper into their subconscious, bringing out their innermost thoughts, thus helping the viewer build a connection with the characters. Fonfria builds the characters … +

Editorial

‘MASTERpieces’ at Ascaso Gallery, Miami

“MASTERpieces,” a group show by several artists, is on view at the Ascaso Gallery, Miami through June 2, 2017. Divided into two rooms, the first room of the gallery focuses on the works of Victor Vasarely, Jesús Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz Diez, Alejandro Otero, Victor Valera, Luis Tomasello, Antonio Asis, Dario Perez Flores and Santiago Medina. The second room of the gallery features … +

Editorial

Natalie White at Bill Brady, Miami

Bill Brady, Miami is hosting “A Muse Me”, an exhibition by Natalie White (b.1988), on view through May 13, 2017. The exhibition marks the debut of New York-based artist Natalie White as a photographer, featuring 14 nude self-portraits created with the iconic 20 x 24-inch Polaroid camera from 1978. White’s practice embraces a cross-generational reverence for late-20th century American art and culture. … +