Miami Native and NeWorld School of the Arts alumni Daniel Arsham ranked #5 in COMPLEX magazines’ list of “Most Important Artists of 2013.” The list includes other notable names such as Kaws, Jeff Koons, Banksy and others. Find out who made it as number 1.
While at Art Basel Miami, I could not help over hearing two elderly couples talking about Pulse Art Fair. First, one, the husband, complained to the wife “Its in no man’s land.” “Oh my, in the middle of no where,” she agreed. “But the art work was more entertaining” she then added. We went to Pulse Art Fair today and gather a handful of pictures and they prove she was right. It has always been our philosophy that the best art is that which no prior knowledge is required. For example, yesterday while at Art Basel, a child exclaimed to his mother “Wow mom look at that!” He was amazed at Do Ho Suh’s 3-d x-ray sculpture of a stove. Visual Art should be such that a child can decipher. Art that makes viewers take a double look, to confirm or examine, in our opinion, is what appeals to the masses. And that is why we recommend Pulse Art Fair. Pulse Art Fair has a mix of international and domestic contemporary artists on exhibition. Many of whom are also exhibiting at Art Basel, such as Chuck Close. It’s atmosphere also deserves praise. It is casual, yet sophisticated. And the complementary hammocks for visitors to rest upon is a awesome touch we had to mention. Most of all, we recommend Pulse Art Fair for the spectacular and inspiring art.
Highlight of the show was the work of Jen Stark‘s paper sculptures. We had announced her exhibit in advanced and were glad to attend. As her work is even more inspiring in person. Also the wire sculptures of Chinese artist Shi Jindian. Super realistic portraits by Yigal Ozeri. Alex Gross and his larger than life saturated paintings at Jonathan Levine Gallery.
Enjoy our photo recap of Pulse Art Fair 2013 and compare it to our Art Basel recap to see if you agree.
Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Photo Recap
Enjoy the photo recap of Art Basel 2013 in the Miami Beach Convention Center. Top highlights of the show were works by artists such as Chuck Close, Jeff Koons, Fernando Botero,Wayne Thiebaud and Luis Tomasello. Cover photo is of Do-Ho Suh’s blue silk transparent stove, which gathered crowds throughout the day, lined up for a photo opportunity. Do Ho Suh’s artwork had gathered much publicity in the weeks leading up to Art Basel. Which made his work celebrity status at the show. The blue stove you see was valued at $90,ooo and was sold this weekend. Enjoy!
Art Basel tourists are oblivious to how lucky they are. This week Miami has paradise like weather. Sunny skies, low humidity and calm surf at all of our beaches. Little do they (the Art Basel tourists) know that just last week we in Miami had gloomy, gusty, depressing, typhoon skies to wake up and sleep too. Come Art Basel Week mother nature decides to smile her sunny side for the Art Basel crowd. Should we let these tourist be aware of their lucky stars to thank? For the sake a having them be grateful. Or should we keep calm, conceal the truth and brag about our cities year round pristine weather in denial? The meme above via the305.com, describes Miami’s weather perfectly.
pic via: the305.com Instagram Page
Move Over Brickell City Center: Bloomingdale’s & Macy’s Sign Up for Miami’s World Center in Downtown
Move over Brickell City Center. Here comes Miami World Center. Miami World Center is a development that as been in the works for years. It has been through some bumps and bruises, which lead many to believe that it will never be realized. We at Art of Miami being fans to the project had also lost hope. This project is proposed for the huge open gap of real estate in front of the AA Arena and the Freedom Tower were the downtown area is desperately in need of development. Now the Miami World Center has now gotten a leap of faith with Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s committing to the project. Ground breaking is now slated for late 2014. For more on this project visit Miami World Center Site.
So this painting by pop artist Phil Fung. What a shame ,but it was a matter a time. Last week we went to Wynwood and were amazed at the excitement of artist revitalizing the neighborhood with murals. We came across 24th street, right next to Panther Coffee shop where Ruben Ubiera, Phil Fung and other artist were live painting in the streets on canvases stapled to the wall. I remember asking myself ”what if some one stole that while the artist took a break or something?” Well according to the artist, a willing corporate has apparently thought the same thing and acted upon it. Someone around 10pm has stolen Phil Fung’s painting, valued at $6000 according to the artist. If you seen it, please notify us by email and we will give the word to the artist.
One of the “must see art works” this Miami Art Week is Jen Stark’s paper sculptures at Pulse Art Fair Miami. If you haven’t heard of Miami native Jen Stark, then you must get acquainted. Do so at Pulse Art Fair where she will be exhibiting her amazing paper sculptures in booth D106.
Location & Directions
Pulse Art Fair The Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Media and Entertainment District
Breakfast in the Park with John Henry
Each year, in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University hosts Breakfast in the Park. This event draws hundreds of art enthusiasts, patrons, collectors, gallery owners and artists from around the world, many of whom are visiting Miami for Art Basel. Each year a noted sculptor is invited to speak. Guests enjoy a complimentary outdoor breakfast, informal lecture and guided tours of The Sculpture Park as well as the exhibitions in The Frost Art Museum.
Today we went to the grand opening of the new PAMM. Here are some pictures of the new Perez Art Museum Miami in beautiful downtown Miami. In recent past we have been critical of the PAMM’s architectural direction, however after experiencing the new museum grounds in person, we will have to eat our words. The new Perez Art Museum is majestic in size. It’s prime location and museum setting, provides for endless photo opportunities for tourists and guests. So far, the one criticism we have is the lack of variety in the art work. Mostly focusing in modern and contemporary non representational art. However, we are counting on future traveling exhibitions to provide different art styles and genres to account for a multitude tastes. As far as the Architecture. it is not the landmark building we in Miami are hoping for, but it is impressive non of the less. Go to the Perez Art Museum Miami this Art Basel Week. It is free to all Miami-Dade residents. Best of all, valet parking is free! Enioy the pics. And follow us on Instagram for more Art Basel Week coverage. Our user name is @artofmiami.
Last night’s sunset caught many in awe. The images of the sunset blew up on Instagram as Miami resident captured and shared it with pride. Photo recap of the Instagram posts follows. Hover on the pictures to see photo credit and make sure to follow these aware locals. Highlight include pictures by @BrianLadder, @Newteam and Mad19. Enjoy!