*Patricia Rousseaux, editorial director of ARTE!Brasileiros, traveled at the invitation of the fair.

 

there is a natural difficulty in systematizing the annual visit to the Art Basel Miami Beach fair. Not only is it necessary to follow 268 exhibitors, with an average of 5 or 6 artists chosen, coming from 35 countries, but it is also necessary to observe some trends. In the massive presence of American, several European and Asian galleries, painting was notably present. Whether featuring established or younger artists, a burst of color seems to compete with minimalist choices. With Art Basel's new investment in Hong Kong, the weekday American public has gained access to Asian art.

Classics of contemporary painting such as Philip Guston, 1976, were sold on the first day by Hauser & Wirth (Zurich, London, Somerset, Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, London) for $7.5 million.

Philip Guston, Shoe Head, 1976

Some galleries like Goodman, founded in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1966. With venues in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, it represents established and emerging contemporary art artists in South Africa.

 

 

Nyideka Akunyili Crosby, Tea Time in New Haven, 2013, Victoria Miro from London. The Nigerian artist lives and works in Loa Angeles California. Akunyili Crosby's art "negotiates the cultural terrain between her adopted home in America and her native Nigeria, creating paintings based on collage and photo transfers that expose the challenges of occupying these two worlds."

 

 

Milton Avery, Seaside, 1931 at Victoria Miro

 

Strikingly, the painting and the collage were in the Museums and Collections exhibitions that open their doors during the week. One of the largest private collections in North America, the Rubell Collection, in the Wynwood area, a large neighborhood where design art galleries and cultural venues are located, the space opens weekly with new acquisitions.

Jill Mulleady, Finissage, 2017, was born in Montevideo, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

 

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