As the Downtown Fair drew to a close, the overwhelming consensus was that the fair was a resounding success on all fronts. The inaugural edition of the Downtown Fair was the only fair during Frieze Week to offer a versatile array of fresh primary and important secondary contemporary and modern blue chip works, alongside works by noteworthy emerging artists. The Lexington Avenue Armory was transformed into a luxurious and intimate exhibition space which hosted 14,000 international collectors and art enthusiasts over the course of its four-day fair, 3,000 of which attended the VIP Preview and inaugural evening. The stately beaux-art landmark provided the perfect backdrop for attendees to discover paintings, sculptures, photographs and mixed-media works by over 600 artists from around the globe, exhibited by more than 50 international dealers in a welcoming and luminous setting.

Important six-figure works sold within the first few hours of the VIP Preview opening setting the tone for the remainder of the evening and for the days that followed.  Seasoned as well as new collectors, curators, museum professionals, cultural foundations, dealers, art advisors and consultants acquired top quality works by mid-career and emerging artists as well as blue chip works by Picasso, De Kooning, Ruscha, Wesselmann, Rauschenberg, Warhol, Calder and other artists, creating consistent sales activity over the course of the fair.

"There was a very high-quality of works by all exhibiting galleries," London-based art dealer Brain Balfour-Oatts, of ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN, raved.  "The turnout was incredible, the flow of visitors was steady with top notch buyers continually coming through.  There were selling opportunities every second of the day.  The Downtown Fair is a winner."  READ MORE . . .

 
 
 


Context - Art Miami
5TH TO 9TH | DECEMBER 2012
VIP PREVIEW | DECEMBER 4

CONTEXT, Miami's newest cutting-edge, contemporary art fair, will launch with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, coinciding with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. CONTEXT will feature a curated group of 45 to 50 international galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career artists in an alternative environment and proven marketplace that engages and attracts qualified collectors .CONTEXT will feature galleries exhibiting multiple artists and solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits. Galleries from around the globe will exhibit in a state-of-the-art, 45,000 square-foot pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami.

CONTEXT is located in the most convenient and accessible location and will share the same operating hours as Art Miami, which last year attracted more than 55,000 attendees and had record-breaking sales over a six-day period. Dedicated Shuttle Buses running continuously between Art Miami, CONTEXT and Art Basel Miami Beach will be available daily.

Applications for CONTEXT will be reviewed by the
Dealer Selection Committee comprised of:

Alberto Magnan & Dara Metz | Magnan Metz Gallery, New York
Robert Mann | Robert Mann Gallery, New York
Sandra Gering | Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York
Leigh Conner & Jamie Smith | Conner Contemporary, Washington D.C.
Michael Lyons Wier | Lyons Wier Gallery, New York
Nina Menocal | Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City
Bernice Steinbaum | Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami

2012 CONTEXT Art Miami Participating Galleries

AJLart
Berlin

Atlas Gallery
London

Aureus Contemporary
Providence

Bankrobbergallery
London

Berlin Lounge by LVBG
Berlin

Beth Urdang Gallery
Boston

Cancio Contemporary
Bal Harbour

Centro De Edicion
Buenos Aires

ClampArt
New York

CONNERSMITH.
Washington

Contemporary by Angela Li
Hong Kong

Curator's Office
Washington

Dialogue Space Gallery
Beijing

Dmitriy Semenov Gallery
Saint-Petersburg

Fabien Castanier Gallery
Studio City

Frederieke Taylor Gallery
New York

FREIGHT + VOLUME
New York

Gaga Gallery
Seoul

Galeria Enrique Guerrero
Mexico City

Galeria Sicart
Barcelona

Galerie cubus-m
Berlin

Galerie Kornfeld
Berlin

Galerie Leroyer
Montreal

Galerie Paris - Beijing
Paris - Beijing

Galerie Richard
Paris

Gering & Lopéz Gallery
New York

Glaz Gallery
Moscow

J. Cacciola Gallery
New York

Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
Vancouver

Kasia Kay Art Projects
Chicago

Kavachnina Contemporary
Miami

Kit Schulte Contemporary Art
Berlin

Kunst Limited
San Jose

Licht Feld
Basel

Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery
Santo Domingo

Lyons Wier Gallery
New York

Magnan Metz Gallery
New York

Marcia Wood Gallery
Atlantla

The McLoughlin Gallery
San Francisco

Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Los Angeles

Morgen Contemporary
Berlin

Nina Menocal Gallery
Mexico City

Packer Schopf Gallery
Chicago

Patricia Conde Galería
Mexico City

Porter Contemporary
New York

Praxis International Art
New York

Robert Klein Gallery
Boston

Robert Mann Gallery
New York

Stewart Gallery
Boise

Swedish Photography
Berlin

Traeger & Pinto Arte Contemporaneo
Mexico City

The Proposition
New York

Torbandena
Trieste

Unix Contemporary
London

Varnish Fine Art
San Francisco

Villa del Arte galleries
Barcelona

White Room Art System
Positano

Witzenhausen Gallery
Amsterdam, New York

z2o Galleria | Sara Zanin
Rome

Zadok Gallery
Miami

zone B
Berlin

Floorplan

Sponsors & Partners

CONTEXT Art Miami would like to thank our generous 2012 Sponsors and Partners.

Sponsored by:

Christie's International Real Estate Official Luxury Real Estate
Partner of Art Miami
mandarinorientalmiamil Official Luxury Hotel
of Art Miami

Official Partners:


Media Partners:

CONTEXT Art Miami offers a wide range of branding opportunities and special events to enhance luxury brands and corporate identities. CONTEXT Art Miami's tailor made sponsorship opportunities are designed to address each of our partners marketing goals and brand exposure. We offer sponsors access to a superior demographic of affluent collectors. Not surprisingly, collectors of contemporary and modern art are appreciative of luxury products, brands, and services. CONTEXT Art Miami will work with you to develop a package that meets your company's exact needs and marketing objectives.

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities or hosting a special event at the 2012 CONTEXT Art Miami Fair, please contact:

Pamela J. Cohen
PERMINAK Consulting LLC
pamela@perminak.com
P | 561.745.5690
M | 561.322.5611

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