ART WYNWOOD CELEBRATES ITS EIGHTH EDITION REINFORCING MIAMI AS A DESTINATION FOR THE ARTS WITH SIGNIFICANT SALES & STRONGATTENDANCEDURING THE CITY’S BUSIEST ANNUAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND(MIAMI, FL –February 21, 2019)
–ArtWynwood, the premier winter contemporary andmodern art fair,presented by Art Miami,returned for its eighth edition from Thursday, February 14ththrough Monday, February18th, 2019.Attendance was up year onyear by 11% asthe fair welcomed more than 28,500affluentand culturally savvy art aficionadosthroughout Presidents Day weekend who acquiredthe finest work from emerging, mid-careerand blue-chip contemporary, modern andpost-war artists, including a dynamic array of, pop surrealism, street art, performance art andstreet art murals.“Presidents Day weekend is thebusiestweekend in South Floridaandfor itseighthedition,andmoving forward,Art Wynwoodwillshare the prestigious waterfront property of One Herald Plaza with the Miami Yacht Show. The synergyoftwo luxury lifestyle events proved to be a winning combination as our combined well-heeled audiencescreated increasedfoot traffic anddemand among a diverse group of attendees forourworld-class art.
We will continue to grow the quality and demand for blue-chip contemporary and modern art side by side with the continuing evolution, growth and importance of Miami asa destination for the arts” stated Fair Director and Partner, Nick Korniloff.The fair welcomed more than 5,000gueststo theVIP Preview on Thursday, February 14th, which benefited the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, including Ron Englishand his wife Tarssa English,Priscilla andEric Allouche,Frances andJeffrey Fisher, Tommy Pace, Deputy Director, ICAandCourtney Casci,Director of Development, ICA. Throughout the fair, prominent figures in entertainment, sport, music, business and culture viewed the impressive selection of works by 300 artists, represented by 65 international galleries from more than a dozen countries, includingAdriana Lima, Linda andKevin O’Leary, Leonard Latchman, Amanda Petrovic, Candice Petrovic, David Plastino, Janet Goldman, Lisa andWilliam McCue, Jim andWhitney Crane, and Yasemin Kücükkaya, The Vice ConsulGeneral of Turkey in Miami, in addition to buyers from the Hearst Castle Art Collection. The high-qualitypresentation of artwork ensured that extremely sought-after offerings included pieces by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke,Anish Kapoor,David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Josef Albers, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Ed Ruscha, Jonas Wood, Carlos Cruz-Diaz, Fernando Botero, Sam Francis, Victor Vasarely, Shepard Fairey, RETNA, Swoon, and Kenny Scharf, with manygalleries reporting significant sales throughout the weekend.
Cernuda Arteplaced Carnival Sorcerer,1945 by René Portocarrero,breaking a record for the artist’s sales figures at $460,000. They also placed lithographs by Wifredo Lam,including aset of six titled The Vertical View #XX/XX,1973 and Manner of Speaking, 1982 from Lam’s Annunciationseries. They also placed Young Women with Umbrella and Cat, 1940 byVíctor Manuel García and Peasants, 1942byMario Carreño.Ramón Cernuda,Director,Cernuda Arte,comments, “This was a great fair. Art Wynwood was a resounding success.