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It’s Raining Art! Six Art Fairs in Los Angeles in January 2016

Art Fair in Los Angeles

Art Los Angeles Contemporary at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, photographed during last year’s event, is one of six art fairs in Los Angeles in January, 2016.

Skies in L.A. may be mostly sunny, but in January it’s raining art in Los Angeles! There will be six art fairs in Los Angeles this month. Be sure to take this once-a-year opportunity to visit the art fairs in Los Angeles. You can experience diverse art from around the world, discover exciting new art, meet artists and mingle with collectors and art professionals.

To help plan your visits, I put together this handy L.A. ART FAIR GUIDE 2016 for you:

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Art Auction Market – How High Will It Go?

Christopher Wool record sale of painting by living American Artist

Christopher Wool’s Untitled (Riot), 1990, enamel on aluminum, 108 x 72 in., sold for $29,930,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale.

I am interviewed in Robb Report August 2015 issue, providing insights into the record-breaking spring art auctions in New York.

At Christie’s, Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger became the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction ($179.4 million) and Alberto Giacometti’s Pointing Man became the costliest sculpture ($141.3 million).

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Art That Doubles as Home Decor

Damien Hirst Spot Clock and Spin Chair

Damien Hirst’s Spot Clock, left, and Beautiful Manic Spin Chair PHOTO: F. MARTIN RAMIN/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (CLOCK); OTHER CRITERIA/© DAMIEN HIRST & SCIENCE 2014

The Wall Street Journal interviewed art advisor Cheryl Perkey for this article, “No Frame Required: Art That Doubles as Home Décor”. Limited-edition home furnishings by fine artists can add a distinctive collectors’ sensibility to a space. You can bring works by some of the biggest names in contemporary art—from Damien Hirst to Cindy Sherman-into your home with functional, stylish (and relatively affordable) home decor multiples.

WSJ’s David Keeps reports “Jeff Koons’s multiples, in particular, have become trophies. In 1995, the artist released a signed edition of 2,300 porcelain plates and sold them through Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art for $250 each. On March 1, Los Angeles Modern Auctions expects to fetch between $10,000 and $15,000 for one.”

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Don’t Miss the Art Fairs in Los Angeles!

LA Art Show art fair in 2014

LA Art Show offers diverse art styles, subjects and mediums, from contemporary to historic. Photo by Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

Enjoy a huge variety of art from around the world, see works by your favorite artists, and discover exciting new art! It’s all happening at the art fairs coming to Los Angeles this month.

Each of the art fairs has a different focus, so be sure to attend the fairs that feature the types of art you like. See following descriptions. Feel free to contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor and I will be glad to answer your art collecting questions and help you to get the most from your art fair experiences.

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How To Plan Your Visit To Art Basel Miami Beach

Miami Art Week 2014 How to Navigate the Art Fairs Top three tips from art advisor Cheryl Perkey for getting the most out of your art fair experience during Art Basel Miami Beach Art Week 2014:

So much art, so little time! During the first week of December, Miami hosts over 20 art fairs, plus a galaxy of pop-up art events, museum shows, public art installations and fabulous parties. You will want to stay in Miami at least four days to enjoy this whirlwind art experience.

What to see? Spend at least one full day at the main event, Art Basel Miami Beach, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. One of the largest and most important art fairs in the world, Art Basel Miami Beach features more than 260 leading galleries from 31 countries and is not to be missed.

Then split the rest of your time in Miami between the other art fairs and events. Select those fairs that interest you the most, since it will be impossible to see everything this week. How to navigate the choices? Check out this Guide to Miami Art Week During Art Basel, with links to websites of the various art fairs. Find those fairs that have the type of art that interests you. Also, look at the “Exhibitors” on each site, and see if any of the galleries listed may offer the type of art you like.

In a given day, visit art fairs located in the same area of the city to minimize the time and expense of travel between fairs. Most of the Miami art fairs and events are located in three areas: 1) Miami Beach, 2) Midtown, Wynwood & Design District, and 3) Downtown, Brickell & Coconut Grove. Plan your itineray with this handy online Map of Miami Art Week 2014.

Contact me at Perkey Fine Art Advisor for more tips and my art picks from Art Basel Miami Beach throughout the week. See you at the fairs!

Top 100 Living Artists

Jeff Koons Balloon Dog Art Auction Record Sale

Balloon Dog (Orange) by Jeff Koons is the the most expensive art work by a living artist ever to sell at auction, achieving $58,405,000 at Christies NY in 2013.

Which living artists have generated the highest total art auction records worldwide?

Check out the list Top 100 Living Artists, ranked by total secondary market sales from January 1, 2011 through April 30, 2014.

German artist Gerhard Richter holds the number one spot in this list, with 740 lots of his art works selling for a total of over $760 million, followed by Zeng Fanzhi (Chinese), Jeff Koons (American), Fan Zeng (Chinese) and Christopher Wool (American). Chinese artists occupy five of the top ten highest art auction records by sales volume.

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What’s Happening in Contemporary Art: NY Art Fairs 2014

The pulse of the art world is captured at the art fairs that take place in New York City in March every year. The Big Apple buzzes with excitement as throngs of art lovers flock to the art fairs to get a look at art from around the world, and collectors vie to acquire works by leading international artists and hot new talent.

The Armory Show, one of the world’s largest art fairs, is the main attraction, augmented by number of other fairs in NYC the same week, including ADAA The Art Show, Volta NY, and Scope NY.

Check out my photos below of some of the most remarkable artworks at the NY art fairs I attended.

What catches your eye? Feel free to contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor for the lowdown on art market trends and how to find the perfect art for you!

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2014 Art Fairs – Handy Calendar to Plan Your Visits!

Art Fair New York

Visitors at the Armory Show in New York last year. Photo by Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

Where will your passion for art take you in 2014?

Plan your visits to leading art fairs around the world with this handy 2014 ART FAIR CALENDAR courtesy of Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

I love attending the art fairs, scoping out the best artworks and leading my clients to new discoveries. Feel free to contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor for guidance. Hope to see you at the art fairs!

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NY Art Fairs: A Feast of Art in March During Armory Show 2013

The Armory Show 2013 New York Art Fair

The scene at The Armory Show 2013 in New York City.

Would you like to see highlights of one of the world’s largest contemporary art fairs?

I am excited to share top picks from my annual pilgrimage in March to New York City for The Armory Show, a massive fair featuring over 210 galleries from 30 countries, plus other art fairs happening in Manhattan during the same time.

It is a weeklong feast of art! Along with The Armory Show, I packed in visits to five other art fairs, including The Art Show of ADAA and Volta NY, attended several special art events and dropped by numerous galleries in NYC.

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Best Art Fairs 2013

The Armory Show in New York A Leading International Art Fair

The Armory Show in New York. Photo by Cheryl Perkey, Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

Where in the world is the best place to see contemporary art? Depends on the month! Throughout the year, major art fairs are staged in various cities around the globe. These fairs give art lovers the chance to see a huge diversity of art, all at one time, all at one place.

I am pleased to give you my recommendations for the top contemporary art fairs in 2013. Mark your calendar!

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