Art Wynwood, the premier winter contemporary art fair produced by Art Miami, will return for its seventh edition, Feb. 15-19.
The annual Presidents Day Weekend fair will showcase a dynamic array of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from both emerging and world-renowned contemporary and modern artists from the 20th and 21st centuries at its new location at One Herald Plaza in Downtown Miami, the site of the 2017 edition of Art Miami on Biscayne Bay, one of the most prestigious and well-known waterfront locations in Miami.
The fair will open on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. with a VIP Preview benefiting the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA). The fair is sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate, “The Official Luxury Real Estate sponsor of Art Wynwood,” and together with its international affiliates, will host an elegant booth at the main entrance of the fair, showcasing luxury residential property offerings from around the world.
Art Wynwood brings a major contemporary art fair back to Miami for serious collectors and budding art enthusiasts to discover and acquire some of the most important works of the 20th and 21st centuries.
This year’s fair highlights include artist Logan Hicks being honored with the fourth Art Wynwood Tony Goldman Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award which will be presented by Nick Korniloff, vice president, Art Miami, and Jessica Goldman, CEO, Goldman Global Arts, during a private four-course dinner at the brand new Boulud Sud on Friday, Feb. 16. Limited seats available and to purchase tickets.
Michali Gallery will present The Christ as Gardener by Édouard Manet, which is not dated but estimated to be from 1856-1860 and is valued at $4.3 million, and Todd Merrill Studio will present work by 94-yea-old Colombian artist Knox Martin that has not been viewed in public for decades. Martin is one of the last remaining members of the New York School and his work has been placed in more than 40 important museum collections in the U.S. and internationally.
Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister will present contemporary artists including Giulia Dall’Olio and Juan Eugenio Ochoa, whose work has never been shown in the United States. Additionally,Luis Valenzuela will present Lucky 7, the complete fashion collection he has created for Art Wynwood since the fairs inception.
Last year, Art Wynwood attracted more than 36,500 prominent collectors, curators, art advisors, designers, and art aficionados from around the world, and this year the fair will continue on the heels of the success of Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami to draw notable attendees to the new waterfront location.
The fair will offer a diverse selection of work from over 180 artists and 70 galleries representing more than a dozen countries, including Germany, Chile, Russia, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, The Republic of Korea, Switzerland and the United States.
“We are so proud to bring our innovative, global art fair to its new central waterfront location in Miami,” said Grela Orihuela, Art Wynwood director. “This year’s fair is even more engaging and comprehensive for serious collectors and art enthusiasts alike, with broad opportunities to acquire international modern and contemporary work and discover hidden gems from emerging artists.”
In its new location, nestled between the Venetian Causeway and MacArthur Causeway, and just east of Biscayne Boulevard, Art Wynwood will offer an unprecedented level of convenience to and from Miami Beach while being located in the heart of the cultural epicenter of Miami. With the fair occurring at the same time as the 29th annual Yachts Miami Beach, attendees will be provided with complimentary daily shuttle service between the two events. Parking and transportation options at the new location offer increased convenience with valet parking on opening night, and multiple parking garages located within one city block creating more than 4,000 combined parking spaces. A transportation center at the front of the fair will provide access for taxi’s, the shuttle bus and Ubers. In addition, a special parking lot will be reserved for private black car services.
Fair Hours: Opening Night VIP Preview, Thursday, Feb. 15, 6-10 p.m.; general admission, Friday, Feb. 16,-Sunday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Monday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $25 one-day pass; $55, multi-day pass. Students 12-18 and seniors 62-plus, $15. VIP Preview Benefit, $200. For more information or tickets, call 1.800.376.5850, send email to email@example.com or visit www.artwynwood.com.