Miami Art Fairs await Collectors

The weekend crowd at Aventura

Julian Opie’s pulbic works at Aventura Mall by Mason Hayutin

The art world shifts to its winter home – Miami – at the start of December.  The group of shows including Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Miami, NADA, ASIA and others will follow two precarious years for the art world.  What time’s like these do for the arts though is nothing short of insightful.  The next trends have already begun.  Collectors and museums continue to battle for the rarer, older works while anointing another contemporary artist or medium as this year’s visionary.

Expect the China play to be as strong as ever.  Likewise, one of the core reasons Art Basel Miami Beach is so ideal is the continued strength found in the Latin American collector.   As you drive from Sobe to Wynwood/Midtown, make note of the public installations on permanent display.  Miami continues to invest in it’s community by embracing the color and flair that major installations by leading artists yield.   Even further out in the “burbs” of Miami, “respectable” fine art is in mass.  When a major American mall embraces London’s Julian Opie – that would be Aventura Mall – the home to America’s most important fine art week is unquestionably well suited.

Author: Mason Hayutin

Founder, Editor and contributing writer, Mr. Mason Hayutin is recognized for his depth of experience and knowledge in technology, energy economics, and the arts (fine and visual). Having worked with recognized world class artists and their estates since 1997, Mason brings a wealth of practical experiences from installations, marketing and private sales.

An active business advocate, he successfully released the fine art documentary film LUBIE LOVE in 2009 ahead of the global auto crisis – in addition to maintaining his tenure as Vice President of GALLERY M INC. Hayutin holds a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. You can read his insight here at The Art Quarterly as well as in regional and national publications.

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