Highlights of Red Dot Miami 2019
Art lovers, collectors, and buyers from around the world followed their passion to the 14th edition of Red Dot Miami. Showcasing artwork from 60 top international galleries and a provocative agenda that included Art Labs, Spotlight Galleries, and live demonstrations, you know the five-day contemporary art experience had enough excitement to keep their passion burning bright.
Red Dot reported over $1 million in sales, a 5 percent increase in attendance over the five-day fine art experience, and more than 6,000 guests for the Opening Night Preview.
Greeted by the immersive “Art on OLED,” an unexpected collaboration of organic light-emitting diode technology and digital art, presented by LG Display; a magnificent Bulleit Bourbon 3D bar; and San Francisco’s Jazzy T DJ Mike Teixeira, collectors didn’t waste any time getting to their favorite booths.
Contemporary Art Projects USA artist Luis Kaulani placed the first piece of the weekend, “Metal Shape 2063”, along with Jackie Fuch’s diptych “Well, Well, Well…” and “What Do We Have Here?” By the end of the fair, Renssen Art Gallery had placed 12 pieces, including three originals, ranging from $10,000 to $12,500.
When attendees weren’t meeting the exhibiting gallery owners, they were watching artists create their artful masterpieces, including P.S. Postscriptum artist Evgeniya Maltseva’s next figurative expressionist piece and Studio Jackie artist Tysen Knight’s unique pop culture graffiti piece that blurred the line between street art and fine art.
While collectors sipped Louis Jadot wines and Bulleit Bourbon cocktails, galleries received special honors as we handed out this year’s awards. Here are this year’s winners:
- Directors’ Award: Zenith Art & Fashion
- Best Booth Design: Contemporary Art Projects USA
- Best International Exhibitor: The Gallery Steiner
- Best New Exhibitor: The Wall of Arts
- Sculpture: Ilan Neuwirth Pop Art
Collector Valerie Krystek says she “had an amazing time and met with several intriguing artists.” Visit our testimonials pages to read more.
Red Dot Miami exhibitors were pleased to see so many collectors, and the number of placements reported throughout the show this year was impressive. Here is a sampling of highlights from this year’s exhibitor sales:
- Gallery Art placed 32 pieces, including 10 Banksys, 5 Ken Bebermans, a kaws, a Warhol, and a Dali.
- Contemporary Art Projects USA placed three of Luis Kaulani ‘s sculptures and took two commission, sold the full edition of Leo Di Tomaso’s “Tribute to Pablo Picasso,” along with several others.
- Renssen Art Gallery placed 12 Eric Renssen pieces, including three originals.
- Sammoun Fine Arts reported multiple placements including “Sunrise on the Beach” and “Luminere et Lavande,” “Poppies Symphony,” “Nenuphares Etude,” and “Morning in May.”
- Blu Egg Interiors & Art Gallery placed six pieces, including “Red + Blue” and several other titles.
- Diego Victoria Fine Art placed several pieces, including Norman Libman’s “Abstract,” multiple Francisco Cortez sculptures, and a Hector Hernandez painting.
- Studio Jackie placed 15 pieces, plus several commissions. Sales included Jackie Fuchs “Mona Lisa,” “Office Party,” “I Want My Life in the Clouds,” “Spray Love,” “Play Something For Me I & II,” “Well, Well, Well…” and “What Do We Have Here?.” Also sold were Jacinthe Rivard’s “Vintage Playboy in a Bag,” “Built in Sharpener,” “Text Me!” “Six Pack of Coca-Cola,” and “My Grandma’s Computer.”
- The Lawley Art Group placed 11 pieces, including Tanner Lawley’s “Gold Heart,” “Loving You,” and “Great Springs,” and Raphael Crump’s “Flight King” and “Miami Diamonds” works.
- Woodrow Nash Galleries placed “Husani” and two other of his iconic expressive sculptures.
- Roka Art Gallery placed four works, including three Eduardo Cabrer Resin Block pieces.
- Easton Art Galleries placed “Queen of Games” and a mixed media sculpture.
- Steidel Fine Art placed several of Debra Steidel’s mixed media ceramic vessels along with multiple other works.
- Artlink International reported placing a John “Crash” Matos watercolor, a Picasso print, and multiple other works.
- European Art & Design placed Red Bike’s “Freedom” sculpture.
- Atelier Without Borders placed five Sebastian Heynig’s prints.
- Gallery Edel placed two paintings.
- George Billis Gallery reported placement of two Lisa Go Lightly paintings among others.
- P.S. Postscriptum placed an Evgeniya Maltseva painting, plus several others.
- Gebhardt Gallery reported placement of four of their oversized artworks.
- First time exhibitor Ilan Neuwirth was delighted to report multiple placements of his Pop Art sculptures, plus multiple commissions.
Still thinking about one of your favorite pieces from the show? Find the exhibitor in our Art 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 2020
Many thanks to Bulleit Bourbon, Hub’s Peanuts, and LG Display, as well as Radisson Red, NAI Kurtz, and all of our other wonderful sponsors for their generosity and to everyone who attended the show. Our success was because of you!