Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami celebrated a global showcase in contemporary art during Miami Art Week inside Mana Wynwood convention center, December 4—8, reporting record sales and more than 6,000 guests attending the Opening Night Preview Party.
Both shows saw an increase of 5% in attendance over the five days.
To mark commencement of the five-day global kaleidoscope in contemporary art, culture and entertainment, the annual Opening Night Preview Party took place on Wednesday, December 4th, sponsored in association with Jadot and Bulleit Bourbon. Guests experienced the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier – a jaw dropping 3D printed bar designed by the award-winning architecture and inspired by the iconic Bulleit Bourbon label and award-winning whiskey.
Guests lined-up for hours for their own 3D printed cocktails and the debut of the new Bulleit Art in a Bottle Collection, with live demonstrations by contemporary artist Elidea, together with urban artist Jason Skeldon.
Thousands of the world’s most affluent art dealers, collectors, artists, gallery owners, curators and art enthusiasts attended the opening night extravaganza for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami to enjoy Louis Jadot Wines and hors d’oeuvres, as well as the hottest sounds, presented this year by San Francisco’s DJ Jazzy T.
“This year’s shows saw a far more sophisticated audience,”
says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Media Group.
“Through our ongoing and long standing partnerships in the arts, culture and luxury lifestyle industry, we enjoyed a record attendance through the doors over the five days of Miami Art Week. With both shows inside Mana Wynwood convention center for the very first time, the experience overall was raised significantly from an attendee and exhibitor perspective. Our exhibitors across both shows reported excellent sales and a far more qualified clientele of collectors and art enthusiasts. We look forward to our future in presenting an elevated, world class contemporary and fine art experience. I’d like to thank all our sponsors, partners and patrons for helping to make our return to Wynwood such a success.”
When attendees weren’t meeting the exhibiting artists and gallery owners, they were watching Artblend artist Anna Thurber take a chainsaw to a block of frozen flowers to create her next masterpiece and street artist and muralist Cloe Hakakian use a Lamborghini Aventador-S as her canvas outside the main entrance, among other live demonstrations.
Spectrum Miami, presented for its 9th year, featured the works of more than 200 exhibiting galleries and artists from the Florida region, the U.S. and around the globe, informed by the 2019 curatorial theme [IGNITE]. Known for its urban and upscale works of art, the five-day show attracted more than 40,000 visitors and high-net-worth collectors who interact with the specially curated programming, while celebrating the fine art experience with music, entertainment and other special events. This year’s Spectrum Miami included Art Labs, the Spotlight Program, Discoveries Collection, live art demonstrations and the new [LOCAL TALENT] Program, showcasing a curated group of emerging and unrepresented artists who created a special exhibition at the show, selected from a collaboration among local art institutions and galleries. This year’s Art Labs included SCIENCE AND HUMANISM presented by artist Yang Yibin; FLOWER KISSES presented by artist Grace Chadwick and IGNITING THE MATADOR: A LAMBORGHINI INSTALLATION presented by street artist Cloe Hakakian.
This year’s Spotlight Program was a focused look at a specially curated group of recipients: Alfano Sculpture, ArtnWordz, Elidea Art, Henrie Collection, Jason Perez Art, and Todd Monk Art.
The Spectrum Miami Discoveries Collection presented a selection of unique discoveries from this year’s exhibitors, including Chat Art Studio, Malcolm Smith, Hamilton Artistry, Miri Marchese, Tom Lohner, and Coco GenZ.
The Discoveries Collection at Spectrum Miami showcased a broad range of artist’s work priced at $3,000 or less. The inaugural [LOCAL TALENT] Program represented some of the exceptional artistic talent residing in Miami-Dade Collegeand attending the sought-after Kendall Campus Art Program. [LOCAL TALENT] is intended to amplify and support the best of Miami’s emerging visual arts community.
Artblend artist mosaic master Doug Powell placed the first piece of the weekend, “Route 66,” for $16,000, and by the end of the weekend, Michaela Kuechenhoff and Grant Rosen of Artnwordz had placed over 39 pieces, including “Winging It” for $5,800 and “Cool Hand Luke” for $4,500.
Additional exhibitor sales highlights at Spectrum Miami include:
- Michaela Kuechenhoff and Grant Rosen of Artnwordz placed over 39 pieces, including “Winging It” for $5,800 and “Cool Hand Luke” for $4,500.
- Artblend placed 20 pieces, including an Alexandra Murguia sculpture for $1,600; “Genesis” by Juliana Sheehan for $2,000; a Christine Alfrey piece for $2,400; Shawn Farester’s “Pied Piper” at $6,000; Doug Powell’s “Route 66” for $16,000; and Rene Cheng’s “Raindrop” at $1,850.
- Jason Perez Art placed Captain Casual’s “Don’t Hate, Celebrate” for $1,500; Diane Portwood’s “…But Take No Shit” for $8,500; and Skel’s “The Kennedys” for $3,000.
- Robert Leone placed a Clarence Clemens original at $15,000 and Clarence Clemens print at $5,000. plus several others.
- Ritchard Rodriguez placed “Passion Nocturnale” at $8,000 and “Fear of Awareness” at $1,100.
- Tom Lohner placed “Lady Gaga” for $8,500.
- A&E Fine Art/Sarona Gallery placed four paintings at $5,000 each.
- FK-Art placed “A Foot in the Sand” for $6,500.
- Galeria Uruguay placed Graciela Araciso’s “Redimir” for $4,200; Ingrid Ruprechter’s “Sunset” for $800; and Isabel Blanco’s “Juntos” for $2,400.
- Grace Chadwick placed “Masking Addiction Series No. 1” for $2,500.
- Deanna Grant Studios placed “Sigurd” for $2,850 and “Golden Moire” for $1,275.
- Raymonde Perron placed “Surplus Floral” at $1,600 and “Immersion” at $3,800.
- Renata Cuellar placed “Puesta del Sol” at $5,500.
- Richard Reuys placed 15 pieces, including “MaNigiri” and “WomaNigiri” at $2,210 each.
- Liliana Mendez placed six “Climbers Collection” pieces at $580 each and another piece for $4,800.
- Monica Perez placed three pieces for a total of $16,000, including “Milan” at $5,900.
- Nathalia Delgado Nachtigall placed “Urban Nature” at $3,000.
- Pigment International placed “Because Being Black in a White Space is a Real Thing” at $3,000 and Tyler Clark’s “GodFidence” at $1,900.
- Malcolm Smith placed 12 pieces, including five prints at $1,000 each and two “Shopper 4” prints at $1,800.
- Karin Brauns placed “Sea Turtles” for $3,000. along with several other pieces.
- The Fab Four placed three pieces, including Maya De Rodt’s “From My Window” at $1,000 and Pamela Awad’s “Happiness” at $2,500.
- Victoria Velozo placed six pieces, including “Pretty Fly” at $1,400 and “Our Power” at $1,400.
- Vincenzo Greco placed “Red Lips” at $1,800.
- World Art Fest placed a Reuben Rodriguez piece at $1,500.
- Layla Dangelo placed her “B Forever” wall sculpture for $3,000.
- Eduardo Cabrer Studio placed “Thank You” for $2,000.
- Henrie Collection placed “Rhythm” for $2,100 among several others.
- Artelisted placed four paintings, including one for $1,750.
- Elidea Art placed “Sigurd” for $2,850 and “Golden Moire” for $1,275.
- Alfano Sculpture placed 17 sculptures ranging from $300 to $4,400.
- Anjos Art Studio placed three pieces, including a Rose Rosetti sculpture for $1,200.
Spectrum Miami Award Winners included:
- Directors’ Award: Artblend
- Best Booth Design: Artavita – World Wide Art
- Best International Exhibitor: Yang Yibin
- Best New Exhibitor: Robert Leone
- Sculpture: Elisa Adams Sculptor
- Rising Artist: William Couture
- [SOLO]: Malcolm Smith
Red Dot Miami, a curated gallery-only contemporary art fair, presented for its 14th year, saw the highly anticipated annual presentation of leading galleries and their artists, informed by [PASSION] as the curatorial theme for 2019. Red Dot Miami featured more than 60 galleries representing over 500 leading contemporary artists from primary and secondary markets throughout the world. The five-day show attracted more than 40,000 visitors and high-net-worth collectors who interacted with the specially curated programming, including live art demonstrations, the Spotlight Program, Art Labs, and the Discoveries Collection: presenting a series of unique discoveries from this year’s exhibitors.
This year’s Art Labs included: TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS: KINETIC INSTALLATION presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA; TINY PRICKS PROJECT presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA; ART ON OLED presented by LG Display and THE ZENITH OF ART: SCULPTURE MEETS COUTURE presented by Zenith Art & Fashion.
The 2019 Spotlight Program presented the selected group of recipients: Diego Victoria, Ilan Neuwirth Pop Art, Studio Jackie, The Wall of Arts, and Woodrow Nash Galleries.
The Red Dot Miami Discoveries Collection presented a selection of unique discoveries from this year’s exhibitors, including Agora Gallery, Atelier Without Borders, Contemporary Art Projects USA, Hadani Gallery, Kirill Simakov Collection, The Lawley Group, and Steidel Gallery. The Discoveries Collection at Red Dot Miami showcased a broad range of artist’s work priced at $5,000 or less.
Contemporary Art Projects USA artist Luis Kaulani placed the first piece of the weekend, “Metal Shape 2063”, along with Jackie Fuch’s diptych “Well, Well, Well…” and “What Do We Have Here?” By the end of the fair, Renssen Art Gallery had placed 12 pieces, including three originals, ranging from $10,000 to $12,500.
Additional exhibitor sales highlights at Red Dot Miami include:
- Gallery Art placed 32 pieces, including 10 Banksys, a Warhol, and a Dali.
- Contemporary Art Projects USA placed three Luis Kaulani pieces at $10,000 each and two Leo Di Tomaso’s “Tribute to Pablo Picasso” at $4,500 each.
- Renssen Art Gallery placed 12 pieces, including three originals, ranging from $10,000 to $12,500.
- Sammoun Fine Arts placed five pieces, including “Sunrise on the Beach” at $26,000 and “Luminere et Lavande” at $37,100.
- Blu Egg Interiors & Art Gallery placed six pieces, including “Red + Blue” at $1,605.
- Diego Victoria Fine Art placed four pieces, including Norman Libman’s “Abstract” at $25,000.
- Studio Jackie placed 15 pieces, including “Office Party” at $9,000; “I Want My Life in the Clouds” @ $4,000; and “Vintage Playboy in a Bag” at $5,000.
- The Lawley Art Group placed 11 pieces, including three Tanner Lawley paintings at $1,440 each and two Raphael Crump pieces.
- Woodrow Nash Galleries placed “Husani” at $11,500 and a sculpture at $6,500.
- Roka Art Gallery placed four pieces, including three Eduardo Cabrer Resin Block pieces at $2,00 each.
- Easton Art Galleries placed “Queen of Games” at $3,500 and a mixed media sculpture at $3,000.
- Steidel Fine Art placed a ceramic vessel at $3,000.
- Artlink International placed “Crash the Thing,” watercolor on paper, at $2,800.
- European Art & Design placed Red Bike’s “Freedom” sculpture at $2,500.
- Atelier Without Borders placed five Sebastian Heynig’s prints at $200 each
Red Dot Miami Award Winners included:
- Directors’ Award: Zenith Art & Fashion
- Best Booth Design: Contemporary Art Projects USA
- Best International Exhibitor: The Gallery Steiner
- Best New Exhibitor: The Wall of Arts
- Sculpture: Ilan Neuwirth Pop Art
Photos: Rob Hibbs/Redwood Media Group
Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami have grown to become the ultimate destination for the fine art industry professional and contemporary art enthusiast who collectively seek a more accessible experience with exhibits showcasing the world’s most progressive portfolios by some of today’s elite artists, galleries, and emerging talents. With tens of thousands of art aficionados and collectors flocking to see the artwork of the 1,000+ artists showcased by over 250 exhibitors, these are two non-stop, not-to-be missed destination Miami Art Week shows.