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SHOWS, AUCTIONS & EXHIBITIONS
Art Newport: Highlights Revealed
July 1, 2011  | 

International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE), organizers of the highly anticipated Art Newport, announced highlights today of the upcoming Fair.  The inaugural event aboard the 228-foot floating exhibition venue, SeaFair - America's Megayacht  Venue - will gather international galleries from countries across the globe including North America, Great Britain, France, The Bahamas and Israel. 

The carefully selected presentation will feature all forms of modern and contemporary art, with a focus on 20th and 21st century works. The dynamic ensemble will include fine art glass, photography, painting, mixed-medium, sculpture, jewelry and design.

Among the gallery highlights, ModernMasters (Indianapolis, IN) will feature works from modern and contemporary icons; Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Motherwell, Robert Indiana, Helen Frankenthaler, Russell Young, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Victor Vasarely, Alexander Calder; as well as special solo exhibitions by living artists, Lois Main Templeton, Walter Knabe and Constance Edwards Scopelitis.

The New York gallery Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art, known for dynamic pairings of modern masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary works, will present “Made in China”, an exhibition of 17 leading contemporary Chinese artists whose works span the mid-90s to today. The selection of media includes photography, paintings, and works on paper.

An exhibition brought by Michael James Fine Art (Alderny, Channel Islands) will feature contemporary artist, Susan Swartz.   Inspired by the natural world, Swartz paints vibrant and profoundly abstract landscapes and nature scenes. Her artistic excellence and distinctive style have earned her international recognition and awards and is currently on exhibit at the National Women’s Museum in Washington DC.

Coplan Gallery (Boca Raton, FL) will present works by renowned American photojournalist Steve McCurry- best recognized for his photograph, "Afghan Girl" that originally appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine and documentary photographer and photojournalist Elliott Erwitt, known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and sometimes absurd situations within everyday settings. Ten iconic works spanning from 1950 to 1989 will be exhibited including Marilyn Monore “The Misfits” 1960, and “New York City” 1953 which were part of the Museum of Modern Art’s “The Family of Man” exhibition, which later became one of the first books produced on American photography.

American abstract painter, Brian Rutenburg will be represented by Forum Gallery (New York, NY) at Art Newport.  Inspired by artists like Gregory Amenoff and Hans Hoffman, Rutenberg accomplishes works that embrace spirituality, passion of color, and a liberal use of paint.  The Gallery will also show works by conceptual landscape painter, Tula Telfair, whose large-scale landscapes are reminiscent of the Romantic landscape tradition and colors of her native West African roots. Her works can be seen in numerous public collections, including the New Orleans Museum of Art. 

Art Newport will rotate exhibitors throughout the duration of the Fair.  More fair highlights will be forthcoming.

For more information on Art Newport and SeaFair please visit www.expoships.com or call 239.949.5411