Normally I don't get the opportunity to tie pirate puns into an art context, but having the opportunity to do so is ARRRRRGH-uably too inviting provided that the eighth iteration of Art Wynwood, a premier winter fair showcasing blue-chip, contemporary and fine art, is currently being held in tandem with the Miami Yacht Show, which docked itself adjacent to the venue for the very first time this President's Day Weekend at Miami's One Herald Plaza on Biscayne Bay. The fair features 65 exhibiting galleries including an international presence from over 12 different countries.
Last year, the 2018 edition of Art Wynwood saw over 25,500 visitors though it was a bit drafty when we passed by this morning. All the better for us so that we could take our liberties with taking photos without the crowds and hype of the VIP opening. However, it is to our regret we missed the preview party which benefited the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami whose mission is important in providing free and open to the public access to the finest examples of contemporary art of our time. Check the photo gallery below:
© Images- Nicolas Guillen 4th, 2019.
Notable highlights include ARCHEUS : POST-MODERN's presentation of Anish Kapoor's "Untitled 6"flotsam and jetsam valued at $1.25mm (pictured below) Art Wynwood wasn't showcasing by any means (depending, of course, on how jaded you are with regard to the contemporary art market.) As always, local favorite, Cernuda Arte, held a commanding presence at the fair with its inclusion of the works of Cuban Masters - who wouldn't walk the plank to see a Wilfredo Lam or René Portocarrero in the flesh? Lastly, the fair is dabbled with famed street artist and "POPagandist" Ron English who will be feted this evening with the 5th Art Wynwood Tony Goldman Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award presented by Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO, Goldman Properties, The Goldman Family, Nick Korniloff, Director, Art Wynwood, and Asli Unal, Associate Director, Art Wynwood.
Image courtesy Art Wynwood/Cernuda Arte. Wilfred Lam, Sin Título La Familia, 1975.
For those who are in the mood for some ARRRRRRRRRRRRR-t, the fair runs through Monday 18 Feb 2019 and single-day passes will set you back more than a "buccaneer" at $30. If you're in town, it's worth checking out. Besides, you don't want your super yacht to have white walls, do ye?
Image: Courtesy Art Wynwood, 2019.