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Art Wynwood Can Satisfy Art Fever

Even Though Basel Has Passed, You Can Still Have Fair Fever


Michelle F. Solomon

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For those who need a dose of Art Fair fever, Art Wynwood returns this weekend for its eighth edition at the Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami site. The fair will opens on Thursday, Feb. 14 with a VIP Preview benefiting the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami), and then the public opening starts Friday, Feb. 15, and runs through Monday, Feb. 18.

The contemporary and modern art fair is at a new location this year, on the waterfront of One Herald Plaza @ N.E. 14th St., on Biscayne Bay.

For collectors, the fair offers the chance to acquire works from emerging talent from the contemporary market, mid-career artists, and blue-chip contemporary, post-war and modern masters, including an array of murals, pop surrealism, street art and other genres.

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This year, the Miami Yacht Show takes place at the same time, so check out the yachts and buy some art. Art Wynwood's from last year state that more than 25,500 collectors, curators, art advisors, designers, and art aficionados from around the world attended. This year, the fair has artworks presented by over 65 galleries from more than a dozen countries, including Germany, Chile, Russia, Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Switzerland, Colombia and the United States.

Artist Ron English will be being honored with the fifth Art Wynwood Tony Goldman Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award. English coined the term POPaganda to describe his trademark fusion of high and low imagery, mixing superheroes and comic strips with art history iconography in his prolific and ubiquitous paintings, billboards, and sculptures.

Don't leave the kids at home. The ArtRageous Kids Center, organized by the Miami Children’s Museum, provides hands-on, interactive art discovery projects for children aged 4 to 12 years during show hours. Activity stations will focus on the visual art forms, such as ceramics, painting, sculpting and printmaking.

Contact Anais at 305-373-5437 ext 124 or arodriguez@miamichildrensmuseum.org. Art Wynwood 2019 tickets range from $20 to $200. Find out more at www.artwynwood.com. Hours of the show are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

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