Art Miami 2009.. VIP Opening Night! A Nice Big Crowd...
So.. MAO and the MAO-ettes were doing the elite Miami Art Basel circuit party thing last night.
Last night was the posh VIP opening of 2 of the long time fairs.. Art Miami, and Design Miami.
We went to both of course.
Both were buzzing.. with people... lots of people!
So we guess the nights were successful for the art dealers....we shall see how today's main fair opening goes!
As for the Art Miami Fair.. we have to say.. we were all a bit disappointed by the galleries at this fair.
We herd one person say.. There's Lot's of "Decorative Work" being shown here at Art Miami. FYI.. that's Art Snob code for terrible mall art! But we did notice several dealers were showing only older not so interesting secondary work.
For us the standout booths of the fair were the Stux Gallery booth.. and the Amador Gallery booth. Congrats!
Both took a chance brought some new contemporary work by New Artists we hadn't seen before..
From the Amador Gallery...
Robert Voit (these are a series of photographs of Cell Tower that are made to look like "Natural Trees")
Photo #1 By Robert Voit.
HALFWAY GARDENS, MIDRAND SOUTH AFRICA 2006
24" X 20" Edition of 4
60" x 50" Edition of 6
Type C Print
These images were all very cool.. a little Ed Ruscha.. and a little Karl Blossfeldt.. but updated for the year 2009.
From the Stux Gallery..
We liked the new works by Don Porcella, and photos from Rudd Van Empel..
Here's one example of Don's work.. (Not in the Miami booth)
..but our pics of his work didn't come out well enough to post..
He made scuplture out of pipe cleaners..
work by Don Porcella, "Dealer, 2006", Pipe cleaners, 10 x 7 x 1.5 inches
It looked like works were selling.. we saw red dots!!
Which might be a good sign for what's to come the rest of the week!
Anyway..MAO has to get ready for the Big ABMB opening!!
So catch you later....coming to you from Miami SoBe.