Art Miami is currently in full swing, with more than 170 galleries from around the world presenting over 900 international artists during Miami’s annual Art Week. Art Miami is the original and longest running contemporary and Modern art fair in the city, and along with its sister fair Context Art Miami, has become a cornerstone of the art world’s calendar.
The present 33rd edition is platforming a dynamic and diverse range of exhibitor highlights that are not to be missed. Greeting visitors at the entrance of Art Miami is a massive, eye-catching 30-foot sculpture by street artist pioneer RISK titled Truth (2023), setting the tone of the fair within.
Inside the fair is an homage to Columbian-born artist Fernando Botero, who passed last summer. Galeria Duque Arango is presenting an exhibition of Botero’s iconic, monumental figurative sculptures; his sculptures can also be seen at Ascaso Gallery. Simultaneously, the artist’s works on paper are being shown at Art of the World Gallery, Davi Benrimon Fine Art, and Latin Art Core. Together, these presentations both celebrate Botero’s singular legacy as well as draw attention to the significance and influence of his work and practice.
Additional highlights are being shown by Hollis Taggart, with the gallery presenting across two booths this year. One booth is dedicated to American artist Francis Hines, known best for his large-scale public “wrapped” works—most notably his 1980 project that saw the artist wrap the Washington Square Arch in geometrically arranged fabric. The focus of the second booth is works of Abstract Expressionism, with a significant attention paid to influential women artists, including Joan Mitchell, Elaine De Kooning, Grace Hartigan, and Elaine Sturtevant, to name a few.
Waterhouse and Dodd is also presenting a solo exhibition, with the entirety of their 11,000 square foot booth devoted to 23 paintings by British artist Duncan McCormick, known for his vibrant compositions. Elsewhere, Opera Gallery has premiered “Hunting Blind,” a project by San Antonio-based artist Rex Hausmann, which is comprised of a series of poignant paintings that refer to current political issues and humanitarian efforts. Alongside the series are pieces by Yayoi Kusama—including some of her iconic pumpkin sculptures.
Together, the presentations offer an unmissable look at some of today’s most thought-provoking and innovative contemporary art, as well as the opportunity to be immersed in important and influential Modern art of the past century.
Art Miami is held through December 10, 2023.
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