Miami is a dazzling tropical city known as a playground for the rich and famous. It is a premier ground for budding modern artists with varied cultural backgrounds. Knowing this tempts famous art collector celebrities to shop for contemporary pieces to add to their art collections.
Each year Miami hosts Art Basel, an international art festival that includes several select local galleries as hosts. This show draws thousands of art collectors and buyers which includes the rich and famous, including George Lindemann Jr.. In 2013, Jay-Z and Beyonce purchased a piece by street artist Hebru Brantley. Brad Pitt made a million dollar purchase in 2009 from Neo Rauch.
This year’s event is lining up to be just as exciting. Three galleries will be representing exciting contemporary art:
Michael Jon & Alan opened in 2012 and has hosted national and international artists including Sayre Gomez, Math Bass, Kelly Akashi, Egan Frantz, JPW3, Sofia Leiby, and Paul Cowan.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery is a leader in breaking the ceiling with contemporary Latin American artist. The gallery was founded in 1977 and has maintained a rigorous schedule of exhibitions yearly.
Bortolami is based in New York but has been representing artists in this Miami show for a couple of years.
Applicat-Prazan, Isla Flotante, Antenna Space, Jaqueline Martins, and Sfeir-Semler are galleries that are new to the Art Basel scene this year.
Area galleries offer exciting exhibits year round:
Nomad Art Gallery located on Commodore Plaza has a strong focus on international indigenous artists and their culture based art themes.
Paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photography are featured at Etra Fine Art year round located at Northeast 4th Ave.
If you are looking for a Warhol or Lichtenstein you should visit Adamar Fine Arts Gallery on NE 2nd Avenue. They carry a wide selection well known contemporary artist’s works.
When visiting these inspiring Miami galleries of modern and contemporary art, know that noteworthy collectors, such as Pharrell Williams and Leonardo DiCaprio, search these exhibits looking for the next exciting emerging artist.
The 2017 Basel Contemporary Art Show in Miami is December 7-10. Attendance would allow you to be a part of one of the most exciting art shows of its kind if you are looking to purchase art or see a famous face.