First Miami Art + Design Fair Debuts in Miami with Great Success

MIAMI ART AND DESIGN 2014  CONTEMPORANEO-39MA+D   opened with a Vernissage benefit for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum on February 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m.   Tickets for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Vernissage benefit on February 13 include a First View from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for $250 per person and a Collectors’ Invitational from 8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. for $150 per person. Cocktails, canapés and live entertainment was available throughout the evening.

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Fu Wenjun at the inaugural edition of Miami Art and Design Fair (MA+D) in Downtown Miami. Wenjun is a conceptual photographer whose works have been exhibited at the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and at the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, Wenjun, 58, developed his passion for a new medium in a smooth fashion coming from years studying oil painting and then moving on to photography.

MA+D 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.

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Art Collector Roberto Ramos & Yeney Fariñas Ramos

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). Antonio Guerro’s “La Danza de los Abacua”.

Irazoqui Art Gallery (Miami), Galerie Alain Marcelpoil (Paris), Galerie Dumonteil (Paris), Gary Nader Fine Art (Miami), Giangola & Menser (Miami), Peter Finer (London), Phoenix Ancient Art (New York), Adriana Budich Arte Contemporáneo Argentina among others, Contemporary Projects USA among others.

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Contemporary Cuban Painter Antonio Guerrero & Adriana Budich. Antonio Antonio Guerrero is an autodidact visual artist. He has had exhibitions at The Baker Art Museum, Naples, Florida, The Georgian National Museum, Thomasville Center for the Arts among others.

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