Art Miami New York, a new modern and contemporary art fair produced by the ownership team of Art Miami, launched on Thursday at Pier 94 with robust sales and strong attendance during the Press and VIP Preview.
Within moments of opening the doors, significant works were acquired by prominent collectors, art advisors, and museum professionals. Over 5,000 top art world luminaries attended the Preview with an additional 1,500 art enthusiasts throughout the remainder of the evening. Day two of the fair generated additional key-sales and 2,000 attendees.
Art Miami New York has welcomed over 8,500 people to date.
Art Miami New York leadership team: Pamela Cohen, Katelijne De Backer, Nicholas Korniloff
The VIP preview had strong institutional attendance, with board members and upper level donors from art museums and foundations including Brooklyn Museum, MoMa, Whitney Museum of Art, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York Academy of Art, Childrens Museum of the Arts, Perez Art Museum, Jewish Museum, among others.
Important guests included Alain Servais, Eileen Guggenheim, Terrie Sultan, Howard Rutkowski of Fortune Cookie Projects, Sara Herbert Galloway, Barry Klarberg, Peter Haveles, Elizabeth Sobieski, Olivier Fuller, David Kratz, Jerry Schatzberg, Alyson Cafiero, Michel Witmer, Cheryl Sokolow, HenriKessler, Judy Auchincloss, and many others.
The inaugural edition features 100 international galleries representing nearly 1,200 artists and showcases a broad range of dynamic works with the focus on the emergent talent, as well as mid-career cutting-edge artists, anchored by a fine selection of blue-chip secondary market works by top name artists from the Modern and Post-War eras.
Rudolf Budja, director of Rudolf Budja Gallery (Miami Beach, FL) “I love the idea of Miami going to New York! I’ve been exhibiting with Art Miami since its inception. Here, I’m representing Miami so, I want to showcase the best I have. We sold a limited edition Warhol within a few hours. It’s been great.”
Kristen Accola and Kat Griefen, directors of Accola Griefen (New York)
“We’re very impressed with Art Miami New York! The first day was very successful for us. The response to our program focusing on important women artists has been excellent. Great turnout and serious interest.”
Jean-Yves Mesguich of Galerie LINZ (Paris) “Art Miami New York stands out with its impeccable organization. The fair leadership is very hands-on, it’s always on the floor interacting with exhibitors and visitors.”
Photos by David Willems
Information on all programs and events and full schedule can be found here.
Art Miami New York is an international contemporary and modern art fair operated and produced by a partnership
consisting of art and media industry veterans Nicholas Korniloff, Mike Tansey, and Brian Tyler. The ownership
team also produces Art Miami, CONTEXT, Aqua, Art Wynwood, CONTEXT New York, Art Southampton and Art
Silicon Valley/San Francisco Fairs.