I recommended it and I went, my opinion always have been strong. Lots of the work is what I consider urban art (graffiti). After the outcry from locals about the Mural Project, when they first saw the containers in Bryant Park with graffiti, You, might not enjoy this show as much.
There was quite a bit of photography blown up and in editions of 30, as they were presented by a gallery from a Holland gallery. If you’ve never been exposed to art that is valued at $20.000 you should definitely go as it is all for sale. There will be someone who will appreciate and purchase the work.
This piece did intrigue me. A still life of a persons diet? Titled. STEVE JOBS FRUITARIAN DIET 73 X 49 edition of 30 only $4,700. and it is a C print. Why did I find this interesting. One, I did not know Steve Jobs was a fruitarian . Two the artist/ photographer Dan Bannino has gone around the world and gathered similar images of world famous people’s diet. The gallery volunteered this info, he has also had done Trump. lol .
Artist/angel George Taylor known for his equestrian art.Several not for profit made it into the show from Jupiter to South Miami. Love that they made room for them. Art Basel always had a long wall of not for profits represented at their shows. Great way to discover emerging artists. I found 4 from our area that are in this show. Art Palm Beach seemed a bit smaller than previous years. Whats NEW the parking arrangement. You now park in the new garage, one piece of advice take your ticket with you. Pay stations are in the garage lobby as you exit the show. its $5 for up to 3 hours. Was not able to return for ticket to 2nd level as elevator would not stop there. Saw two miniature faux Rothkos with scribbles across them (grafitti). By miniature, they were approximately 40×28 Rothkos originals always were quite large.
I said to Artist George Taylor “in 80 years you work will also be worth $80,000” as his horses are better executed than this primative work priced at $78,000 by little known French artist. The piece comes from a period when we know THE French artists names. This piece is beautifully preserved and has charm, and most likely has provenance. Now is the time to purchase local area artists. While it is still affordable!
What gives me hope the next generation will find their voice and graffiti will by then be passe.