That’s a Wrap: Highlights of Red Dot Miami 2017

 In Highlights, Show Recap

Where else can you find Baba Yaga, models dressed in post-apocalyptic ice age-inspired leggings and 1920s flapper-inspired wrap skirts, Mr. Brainwash, and 75 of the world’s best galleries? At Red Dot Miami 2017, of course!

The sights, sounds, and spectacle of Miami Art Week were alive and well at the 12th edition of Red Dot Miami. We knew the five-day art experience—rife with exciting events, live performances, late-night parties, and more—was a success when we hit last year’s numbers by the end of the day Friday.

Red Dot Miami and its sister show Spectrum Miami reported combined multimillion-dollar exhibitor sales and record-breaking attendance with more than 50,000 attendees throughout the week and more than 6,500 guests for the Opening Night Preview Party. Thank you! We couldn’t do it without the amazing exhibitors, generous sponsors, and avid attendees.

Whether you were there and want to relive the highlights with us or you couldn’t make it this year and want to get excited about next year’s show, read on for a recap of Red Dot Miami 2017.

Show Highlights
Tens of thousands of art lovers made their way through sculptor James West’s monumental, contemporary outdoor sculpture; under a suspended natural flowers installation by Noor Blazekovic of Irreversible Projects; and into the Red Dot Miami Tent to enjoy an impressive collection of contemporary art from over 75 international galleries and established studio artists.

Tanner Lawley of The Lawley Art Group engaged attendees with his stories of discovery and how he arrived at his own unique painting style. Rodrigo de la Sierra of Peimbert Art entranced showgoers with the tragic-comedy figure of Timoteo and his statements about the human ego and all its ramifications. And collectors experienced the mesmerizing impact of the textural effect of the glass, the vibrant colors, and the shadows created by Ana Maria Nava of Contemporary Art Projects USA.

Red Dot Miami 2017 really was an exploration of the contemporary art scene—and how art can [IMPACT] life.

Artistic Achievement
We’re proud to honor select Red Dot Miami exhibitors with special recognition for their talents and efforts. Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners!

  • Best Sculpture: Winn Slavin Fine Art of Anaheim, California
  • Best New Exhibitor: Lemon Frame Gallery of Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Best New International Exhibitor: Cui Jingzhe Art Gallery of Beijing
  • Best Booth Design: Contemporary Art Projects USA of Miami
  • Directors’ Award: Diego Victoria Fine Art Gallery of North Miami Beach, Florida, and Novem Fine Art of Hawkesbury, Ontario
  • Spotlight Galleries: JG Fine Art of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Lemon Frame Gallery of Tel Aviv, Israel; Steidel Fine Art of London and Wimberley, Texas; Vehement Art of Boca Raton, Florida; and Contemporary Art Projects of North Miami Beach, Florida

Top Sales
Many of Red Dot Miami exhibitors found great success, making sales, getting commissions, and establishing relationships with new clients. Here’s a taste of some of this year’s sales:

  • Arte Collective placed multiple sculptures and paintings, including Essentialism by Mod Cadenas for $10,000 and several of Tim Tadder’s Nothing to See series.
  • Spotlight Gallery Contemporary Art Projects USA placed multiple pieces, including Amor a Dios by Daniel Marin for $10,000; Kinetic by Hugo Diaz for $10,000; and El Juego de la Frida by Ricardo Cardenas for $10,000, among others.
  • Spotlight Gallery Lemon Frame Gallery placed five pieces, including Brand New by Monika Nowak for $4,200.
    Smart Publishing placed five of Marc Lipp’s painted bronze French Bulldog sculptures for $6,800 each as a highlight to the other pieces placed.
  • The Tanner Lawley Group placed 13 pieces, including Much Love on a Rainy Day for $15,000.
  • Renssen Art Gallery placed 15 pieces, including Woman with Pearl Necklace for $12,730; Sleeping Woman with Book for $15,730; and Reclining Nude for $11,520.
  • Modern and Contemporary Art Projects placed The Harlequin and His Companion by Pablo Picasso for $38,000 as well as several other secondary market pieces.
  • Evan Lurie Gallery placed Rimflonder by Francisco Valverde for $16,500 along with several other stunning works.
  • Spotlight Gallery Vehement Art placed several of Jared Schwalb’s works, including Vertical Integration for $8,750 and Trudging for $6,150.
  • Spotlight Gallery Steidel Fine Art placed five pieces, including Jimi Hendrix by Maeva Fouche and The Swell by Alan Yaffee.
  • Art Link International placed a painting by Red Grooms and several secondary market placements totaling $150,000 in sales.
  • Bruce Lurie Gallery placed Dumb Rich for $3,200 along with several others.
  • Le Dame Art Gallery placed Gabriela Herma’s Blu for $3,000.

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.

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