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What To See At Los Angeles Art Fairs 2017

Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair Los Angeles 2017

Art Los Angeles Contemporary returns for its eighth edition January 26–29, 2017 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica

Los Angeles hosts several art fairs in January, kicking off the 2017 international art fair circuit. But with the Los Angeles art fairs spread over a three week period, and each of the fairs offering quite different types of art, you may want to plan ahead. To help you to find the art that interests you the most, here is Perkey Fine Art Advisor‘s guide to what to see at the Los Angeles art fairs.

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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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The Best of The Armory Show Art Fairs in New York 2015

The Armory Show NY Art Fair 2015 VIP Preview Featuring Dan Graham

Visitors during the VIP preview at The Armory Show experience a vast selection of art. On the right is Dan Graham’s “Triangular Pavilion”.

Check out my top picks of artworks from The Armory Show 2015 and other art fairs in New York. Enjoy the following photos!

As an art advisor, I travel to various art fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach throughout the year, and have attended the annual Armory Show in New York many times. My trip last week to The Armory Show and other art fairs did not disappoint! I encountered terrific works of art for my clients, everything from affordable art by young artists, to blue-chip works by leading contemporary artists.

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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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Advice for Art Collectors

Tips for how to start an art collection and where to buy art Worth Magazine interviewed art advisor Cheryl Perkey for Ten Questions for Your Art Advisor. The article offers tips for art collectors, such as: How to start collecting art? What is hot right now? Where are the best places to buy art?

Check out the full article at Worth Magazine. Or contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor for advice on collecting art.

Who Will Be the Next Most Collectible Artist?

Amanda Ross-Ho at MOCA Pacific Design Center

Amanda Ross-Ho HALF OF WHAT I SAY IS MEANINGLESS, 2008, installation view. Photo Credit: Robert Wedemeyer

Check out predictions by Art+Auction Magazine of 50 artists whose works may have “room to grow aesthetically and rise in terms of monetary value” in the future.

Is your favorite artist in this list? What do you think of the magazine’s picks? Please let us know in the comments or on our website.

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How to Work With an Art Advisor

How to work with an art advisor

Scene at an art fair: Scope 2012 in New York City

How can you benefit from the professional skills of an art advisor? Check out this recent article in Investment Advisor Magazine’s AdvisorOne Newsletter, with an interview of Cheryl Perkey, owner of Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

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