Art Market

December 06, 2016, 8:53am

Scenes from Untitled Art Fair 2016

One of our favorite fairs is Untitled Art. The tent is always beautiful, with a transparent roof (providing nice, even light) and views of the beach. The layout is interesting, ignoring the conventional aisle and row system. And the curation is right on with great galleries and works. Tomorrow I'm posting some shots of Art Miami. In the meantime, enjoy scenes from this year's Untitled Art fair! - Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

All photographs by Andrew Katz.

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December 04, 2016, 4:35pm

Scenes from Art Basel Miami Beach 2016

It's that time of year, again...Back to Miami to get our annual fix of great art and beautiful weather (we live in Boston, after all). Let's start things off right with scenes from Art Basel. It was noticeably quiet during the Vernissage, but there were reports of big crowds during public hours. Expect more highlights throughout the week from Scope, NADA, Pulse, and Untitled. Enjoy! - Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

All photographs by Andrew Katz

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December 06, 2015, 9:17am

Miami Project 2015

The final fair to share, Miami Project. I am also throwing in some pictures from Art on Paper, which was a tiny extension to the fair. Enjoy, and see you next year, Miami! - Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

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December 05, 2015, 11:02am

Untitled, Art Miami Beach 2015

WoGreetings from Untitled Art Fair!!! Click on the images for full size...Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

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December 05, 2015, 2:15pm

Art Miami 2015

I made it over to Wynwood to see Art Miami...Hope you like these highlights! If you click on the image it should open a full size view, which I encourage. - Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

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December 05, 2015, 4:16pm

Pulse Miami Beach 2015

Overall, Pulse has consistently been one of my favorite fairs. There are always high quality galleries and artworks, and the space is pleasant and bright. I dig the ocean views too! - Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

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December 05, 2015, 10:24am

NADA Miami Beach 2015

More photos from my trip to Miami! This time from NADA Miami Beach 2015 at the Fountainebleau Hotel. It's a new venue for NADA, and we think a good choice. As always, be sure to click on the images for full view! Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

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December 02, 2015, 5:45pm

Scope Miami Beach 2015

Always good to be back in Miami! I'll be posting some of my highlights for each fair over the next few days. If you couldn't make it, hopefully this will help you get your fill..Enjoy! Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

Be sure to click on the images for full view!

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November 23, 2015, 11:10am

2015 Miami Beach Guide

We put together a comprehensive list of the fairs during Art Basel, Miami Beach. See you there?


Photo by Andrew Katz, New American Paintings

Art Basel
December 3 - 6
Miami Convention Center
http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com
ADMISSION
Day: $47
Multi-Day: $100
Student: $30
HOURS
Thursday, December 3rd, 3pm - 8pm
Friday, December 4th, 12pm - 8pm
Saturday, December 5th, 12pm - 8pm
Sunday, December 6th, 12am - 6pm

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December 03, 2014, 9:52am

Over Processed?

The art market is really a miracle of evolution…it is a machine…and all this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks. Like a shark, if it stops moving forward it will quickly die. To prevent this from happening, the art market has become exceedingly good at generating and packaging the next best thing. In the old days critics and curators thought long and hard about visual culture and classified periods of time and groups of artists accordingly. These days things are moving much too quickly. We used to think in terms of  –isms, but now we become briefly aware of trends.

At any given time there are numerous trends flowing through the art world. Of all the stakeholders, it is perhaps not surprising that dealers value their emergence the most. After all, there is great marketing leverage when an artist can be attached to something greater than his or her own individual practice. Collectors love trends to. It makes things super easy. Just look for something that people are excited about and buy anything that kind of looks like it. I see plenty of this in my art dealer life...these "collectors" typically have much better ears than eyes.

NICOLAS DESHAYES |Vein Section (or a cave painting), 2014, vitreous enamel on steel, powder-coated aluminum frame, 33 1/10 × 23 3/5 × 1 3/5 in, Courtesy of Jonathan Viner.

Of all the trends that will be on display in Miami this week, one strikes me as particularly pervasive: process-based painting. And one fair has more of it then any other: the ultra hip Nada Miami Art Fair. Even a cursory look at what treasures the fair will hold quickly reveals that an overwhelming amount work that belongs to the same family. Moreover, this work is spread across the stables of a wide swath of galleries. When looking at it, descriptives that come to mind include: abstract, anti-compositional, vintage, distant, cool, decorative, seductive, all-over, photographic, entropic, pattern, digital, repetitive, patina and processed. Artists that come to mind: Polke, Oehlen, Wool and Guyton.

There is no doubt that abstract painting has been the most exhibited art form over the past decade, and it has come in a variety of brands. Lately, there seem to be more and more artists who are defining their practice not so much with a specific subject or style, but by the way in which their work is made. Bleach, printing technologies, fire extinguishers, photographic chemicals, the sun and more have been deployed in the service of aesthetic advancement. The results are varied. Artists such as Hugh Scott Douglas and Sam Moyer, both of whom are on view at Miami Basel, are making substantial work and truly pushing the discourse forward. Many others are finding their way.

For those of you in Miami this week i will be curious to hear what you think. Are we witnessing the birth of Process-ism, or simply being offered this season’s hottest trend? - Steven Zevitas, Publisher

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