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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).
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.