There’s still time to get along to Art Basel Miami Beach. As well as the stunning list of exhibitors, there are eight sectors allowing visitors to explore the many dimensions of Modern and contemporary art including museum-caliber paintings, sculptures and classical photography, as well as works of an outsized scale, precisely curated projects, and site-specific artworks which take advantage of the unique Miami Beach landscape. We take a look at some of the best galleries to see at the fair.
Despite being one of the world’s leading international photography gallery’s, Pace/MacGill will be represented at the fair for the first time this year. The gallery – which represents heavyweight artists including William Wegman, Chuck Close and Richard Misrac – will showcase images from Hiro, Harry Callahan and Richard Misrach, among others. Fittingly included for the glitzy Miami located fair is Penn’s Mascara Wars (2001) which contemplates the obsession of beautification.
Sadie Coles HQ
London based Sadie Coles HQ, which opened an additional gallery with a Ryan Sullivan exhibition in September, focuses on work of established and emerging international artists. Coles has worked with prominent British artist Sarah Lucas since founding the gallery in 1997 and continues to represent some of the world’s leading contemporary artists including: Carl Andre, Matthew Barney, John Bock, Laura Owens and Angus Fairhurst.
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art
Directed by Cristina Guerra, this contemporary art gallery based in Portugal predominantly focuses on the conceptual work of 20 artists, and many will show work at this year’s fair. In 2013 the gallery has launched exhibitions by Matt Mullican, Rui Toscano, a group show curated by Carolina Grau and Julião Sarmento, among others. The gallery represents artists such as John Baldessari, Michael Biberstein, Luís Paulo Costa, João Paulo Feliciano, Daniel Malhão and Jonathan Monk.
Howard Greenberg Gallery
Among the fair’s new inclusions is photography specialist, the Howard Greenberg Gallery. The gallery’s booth will have images from masters such as William Klein and Gordon Parks as well as more recent additions to the gallery including work by award-winning Joel Meyerowitz. Since its inception over thirty years ago, the gallery has built a vast and ever-changing collection of some of the most important photographs in the media.
1. Harry Callahan, Chicago, 1950, gelatin silver print, image, 8 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches paper, 11 x 14 inches, signed recto in pencil, print made 1970s.
Posted on 7 December 2013