That’s A Wrap: Highlights Of Red Dot Miami 2018
Mana Wynwood was illuminated from the inside out during Miami Art Week, thanks to the 13th edition of Red Dot Miami. From the neon lights on Roberts Mars’ artwork to the dazzling models walking the Art Loves Fashion runway to the radiance of the faces of collectors, curators, and creators alike, Red Dot Miami 2018 illuminated the best the contemporary art world has to offer.
Showcasing a carefully curated selection of 75+ international galleries representing emerging and established artists, Red Dot Miami reported over $1 million in sales, a 19 percent increase in attendance, and more than 7,000 guests for the Opening Night Preview.
Redwood Media Group CEO Eric Smith, Cervera Real Estate Managing Partner Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, and Artblend Co-founder Michael Joseph cut the ribbon to open Red Dot Miami’s Mana Wynwood debut, and attendees didn’t waste any time. Sammoun Fine Art placed the first piece of the weekend for $32,000, and 15 minutes later, Contemporary Art Projects USA placed Ricardo Cardenas-Eddy’s “Tribute to Jean Michel and Andy” at $20,000. Collector Brett H. Oppenheimer says he’s already looking forward to attending the show in the future. Visit our testimonials pages to read more.
Over the five days of the show, Red Dot Miami exhibitors appreciated the numerous collectors that attended and were successful in placing many pieces, including:
- Gallery Art placed “Serenity” by Martin Whatson at $6,000; three “Tears of Love” by Jarmo Pobjaniemi at $3,800 each; “Led” by Invader at $10,000; “Life is Beautiful” by Mr. Brainwash at $2,450; “It’s All Folks” by Matt Gondam at $2,250; and “Pink Minnie Glitter” by Damien Hirst at $25,000, among others.
- 11 HellHeaven Art Gallery placed “Spiritual Red” by Bansri Chavda at $8,000 and “Language of Emotions” by Costel Iarca at $14,000.
- In addition to the $32,000 piece sold on Opening Night, Sammoun Fine Art placed “A la Plage” at $14,650; “Wheat Field and Young Olive Grove” at $19,250; “Lavande et Soliel, Le Ballet” at $36,000; “Envlee” at $12,600; and “An Evening in Paris” at $23,550.
- Gebhardt Gallery placed “Faith 2” by Angela Gebhardt at $15,000 and “The Bull” by Kris Gebhardt at $15,000.
- DATG Concept placed “God Bless Mom” by Guadalupe Laiz at $8,500; “First Encounter” by Guadalupe Laiz at #3,000; “Buya Light Blue” and “Buya Vibrant Yellow” by Delsy Rubio at $4,000; “Bessell” by Andres Celis at $4,980; “Notes” by Vanessa Balieza at $300; “One Ben” by Cesar Gonzalez at $890; and “Under Pressure” by Ricardo Sanabria at $2,000.
- Contemporary Art Projects USA placed Ricardo Cardenas-Eddy’s “Tribute to Jean Michel and Andy” at $20,000 and two of his Muse Sculptures as well as a “Tic Tac Toe” commission.
- Zenith Art & Fashion: placed “Smile” by Hector Salas at $3,500; “Solitaire” by Adam Lucey at $3,500; and “Prelude to Ambition” by Kre* at $2,800.
- European Design & Art placed “Coulees De Peinture & Tubes” by Xavier Subrios at $1,400; “Musselets de Champagne” by Xavier Subrios at $1,400; “Impermanance” by Domininque Rayou at $3,900; “Addiction Cocaine Paris” by Eric Salin at $4,500.; “Titan Helios IV” bronze sculpture by Timmermans at $12,900; “port Elizabeth” and “Port Cotonou” bronze sculptures by Timmermans at $3,100 each; “Alizette” and “Iris” by Chatal De Block at $900 each; and “Mycenas” by Messeg at $8,500.
- Fine Art Acquisitions placed “Fleurs Surrealiste Gala’s Bouquet” by Salvador Dali at $2,995 and “Visions de Quevedo Hommage a Quevedo” by Salvador Dali at $2,950, among others.
- Blu Egg Interiors & Art Gallery placed “Waterfall” by Eduardo Caridi at $2,800 and “Sea Nymph” by Jay W. Luiz at $1,600, among others.
- Blinkgroup Projects placed Jose Antonio Araujo’s “White Menina” at $5,500 and “Ana” at $3,000, among others.
- Adrian Albert Fine Art placed four pieces of Robert Borgatta’s artwork, ranging in price from $7,000 to $20,000.
- Diego Fine Art Gallery placed four pieces ranging in price from $2,900 to $24,000.
Still thinking about one of your favorite pieces from the show? Find the exhibitor in our Exhibitor Gallery and connect to see if it is still available. Who knows—you may find more than one that’s perfect for your collection!
See You in 2019
Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors for their generosity and to everyone who attended the show. Our success was because of you! Until next year, make sure to follow Red Dot Miami on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest news, updates, and behind-the-scenes shots.