SHOWS, AUCTIONS & EXHIBITIONS
Inaugural Debut of Miami Art + Design (MA+D) on President’s Day Weekend, February 13 – 18, 2014
Downtown Miami’s vibrant and multicultural Bayfront Park will provide a dramatic and scenic backdrop for the inaugural debut of Miami Art + Design (MA+D) on President’s Day Weekend, February 13 – 18, 2014.
MA+D will showcase more than 40 prominent international art and design galleries featuring fine and decorative arts from Old Masters, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Post War and Pop Art offering collectors an opportunity to view and purchase treasures rarely seen outside major museum collections. MA+D is produced by International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) in collaboration with the SNA, the organizer of the prestigious Paris Biennale and co-organizer of New York's Salon: Art + Design.
Attendees will view museum-quality artwork in a spectacular and custom-built 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, air-conditioned circular pavilion surrounding the Isamu Noguchi-designed Fountain at Bayfront Park. The event will also feature an ultra-contemporary beach bar on the sands overlooking the bay on the northeast corner of the pavilion where guests may enjoy live popular island beats, cocktails and panoramic views of Miami. Live musical performances will also take place on additional stages. Daily lunch and cocktails will be served in the fair's well-appointed glass-walled restaurant, The Bistro, overlooking Biscayne Bay.
Featured works on display include Pablo Picasso’s “Le peintre,” Josef Albers’ 1964 “Homage to the Square: Midsummer” and Alfred Sisley’s “Printemps à Veneux” from Richard Green Gallery (London); Jean Dufy’s “Le port de l’île d’Yeu” 1928, “Place de la Concorde” 1926 and Renoir’s “Mademoiselle Paule Gobillard,” red chalk on paper, circa 1885 from Galerie Jacques Bailley (Paris); unique wood sculptures from Agustín Cárdenas including “Colonne de mémoire” 1974 in African Teak and “The Rooster” 1957 from Galerie Vallois (Paris), Bicci di Lorenzo’s “The Man of Sorrows with the Virgin Mary and St. John The Evangelist” tempera on panel and Giovanni di Ser Giovanni Guidi’s (Lo Scheggia) “Scene of an Antique Triumph” tempera on panel from Moretti Fine Art (Florence+London+New York); Federico Beltrán-Masses’ “Mme. Bonnardel (Madeleine de Montgomery, Mme. Jean Bonnardel)” oil on canvas and his “La Reina de Saba” (The Queen of Sheba) c. 1921-23 from Stair Sainty Gallery (London); Lucio Fontana’s “Rosario de Santa Fe 1899 – 1968 Comabbio” Concetto Spaziale, 1956 from Toninelli Art Moderne (Monaco); Agostino Bonalumi’s “Oro 2013 (gold)” oil on stretched canvas from Robilant + Voena (London+Milan); Colombian textile artist Olga de Amaral, Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj and Greek sculptor Manuela Zervudachi from Galerie Agnès Monplaisir (Paris); Jingdezhen Porcelain Panels by Zhu Di and paintings by Zhang Guojun from FitzGerald Fine Arts (New York+Beijing); a K’iche Two-Part Urn from the Southern Maya Highlands Late Classic Period circa A.D. 650-850 and a Mayapan Figural Censer from the Lowland Maya Late Post-classic Period circa A.D. 1200-1450 from Ancient Art of the New World, Inc. (AANW) (Miami) and a variety of African, Oceanic and North-west Coast American art from Tambaran Gallery (New York). Galerie Alain Marcelpoil (Paris), Galerie Dumonteil (Paris), Giangola & Menser (Miami), Peter Finer (London), Phoenix Ancient Art (New York), among others, will also be participating in the show.
Miami Art+Design will partner with the Frost Art Museum for the Inaugural Preview Gala. The Museum will also conduct special tours in conjunction with the fair.
“The partnership is a natural fit for the Museum,” said Carol Damian, Director & Chief Curator of the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University. “We are excited to collaborate with Miami Art+Design in marking the beginning of a new artistic institution for downtown’s burgeoning arts and entertainment district.”
The Frost Art Museum, located on the Florida International University campus, provides an exceptional resource for scholarly research and interdisciplinary collaboration, augmenting the University’s educational mission as both a local and global center of knowledge and culture.
“As long time art fair organizers and recent full-time residents of downtown Miami, Lee Ann and I are very appreciative of the cultural contributions of the Frost Art Museum and its presence in the community," said David Lester.
Friday, February 14 at 2:30 p.m. - Olga de Amaral: The Mantle of Memory by Agnes Monplaisi
Saturday, February 15 at 2:30pm Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting by Michael Goedhuis
Saturday, February 15 at 4:00pm "Collecting your own Hermitage Museum" by Alexander Kruglov, Ph.D.
Sunday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m. - Wendy Maruyama: Art + Design as Advocacy
Monday, February 17 at 2:30 p.m. - “Discovering an Ancient Culture through the Contemporary Art Movement of Australia’s Aboriginal People” by Jennifer Guerinni-Maraldi
About International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE)