Following its widely acclaimed inaugural edition, the groundbreaking Art Wynwood Fair, enthusiastically embraced by the international art dealer community, Miami and the Wynwood Arts District will return for its second year during Presidents Weekend today, February 14- 18, 2013. Art Wynwood will take place in the spacious 100,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion, which attracted more than 60,000 attendees during the 2012 edition of Art Miami.
Guests at the exclusive VIP Preview on Valentine's Day, today, February 14 will experience a First View of the highly anticipated Art Wynwood at this private reception. It's the first opportunity to acquire some of the finest pieces of contemporary art before the Fair opens to the public. VIP guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
Showcasing a diverse range of fresh and edgy works by established and emerging international contemporary artists from more than 13 countries around the globe, Art Wynwood continues to shine a spotlight on Midtown Miami and the Wynwood Arts District as a flourishing international cultural destination and the epicenter of Miami's art, fashion, design and culinary communities.
A main feature of the 2013 Fair will be the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement exemplified by two very special projects by Wynwood Walls including a stunning wrap around installation suspended above the VIP Lounge by famed artist Jesse Geller courtesy of Goldman Properties, in honor of the late Tony Goldman. In addition to the installation by Jesse Geller, Goldman Properties will also present a curated exhibit featuring specially commissionEd Lenticulars with the original paintings by selected artists of the Wynwood Walls installed in the pass through areas of Art Wynwood. Artists participating include: Aiko, Ron English, Logan Hicks,Futura, Swoon, Kenny Scharf, and How&Nosm.
"We are honored to be dedicating this years Art Wynwood fair to the late Tony Goldman, who was so instrumental in the launch of Art Wynwood. We have received an incredibly positive response from those who visited and participated in the inaugural edition of Art Wynwood, last year. This year's strong renewal rate of participating galleries and new participating galleries reflects a confidence that Midtown Miami's Wynwood Arts District has truly evolved into a year-round cultural destination for collecting contemporary art, particularly during President's Day Weekend.", says Nick Korniloff, Fair Director and Partner.
Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing world-wide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike, a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect what is fast becoming the most significant art movement of our times
The following highly respectEd Galleries from around the globe will participate in this year's Art Wynwood:
101/exhibit, Miami/ Aldo de Sousa Gallery, Buenos Aires/ Alfredo Ginocchio Gallery, Mexico City/ Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, Maracaibo/ Arte Berri, Santo Domingo/ Ascaso Gallery, Miami/ Aureus Contemporary, Providence/ Barry Friedman Ltd., New York/ Beatriz Esguerra Art, Bogota/ Black & White Gallery / Project Space, New York/ Black Square Gallery, Miami/ C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore/ Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago/ Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables/ Claire Oliver Gallery, New York/ Consultores de Arte S.A., Miami/ Contessa Gallery, Cleveland/ Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London/ Cynthia-Reeves, New York/ David Lusk Gallery, Memphis/ De Buck Gallery, New York/ DEAN PROJECT, New York/ Durban Segnini Gallery, Miami/ Eli Klein Fine Art, New York/ Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles/ Flowers, New York/Forum Gallery, New York, Beverly Hills/ Galeria Mediccci, Caracas, Venezuela/ GB-AiBo Asian Art, Rye, New York/ Guy Hepner, West Hollywood, California/ Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami/ Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York / Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte/ Juan Ruiz Gallery, Maracaibo, Miami/ Kavachnina Contemporary, Miami/ KM Fine Arts, Chicago/ Lausberg Contemporary, Dusseldorf, Germany/ Lelia Mordoch Gallery, Miami/ Leslie Smith Gallery, Amsterdam/ LICHT FELD Gallery, Basel/ Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc, New York, Palm Beach/ Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg/ Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York/ N O M A D Gallery, Brussels/ Now Contemporary Art, Miami/ Oxenberg Fine Art, Miami, Florida/ Pan American Art Projects, Miami/ Projects Gallery, Miami/ PSH Project, Miami, Bogota, La Paz, Columbia, Rimonim Art Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton/ Rubbers Internacional, Buenos Aires/ Rudolf Budja Gallery, Miami/ Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore/ The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco/ Unix Fine Art, London/ Victori Contemporary, New York, New York/ Waltman Ortega Fine Art, Miami, Paris/ Waterhouse & Dodd, London, New York, New York City/ WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC, New York/ Witzenhausen Gallery, New York, Amsterdam/ Zadok, Miami, Florida.