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News from the Miami Fairs

As noted in yesterday’s Huffington Post, art collector SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS acquired two works by Mark Moore Gallery artist ANDREW SCHOULTZ at the Miami Art Fairs on opening day. Schoultz’s first Los Angeles show opens at the gallery January 12. 2013.

Miami Project Art Fair - Dec 4-9, 2012 - Midtown Miami / Wynwood District

Here are a few highlights–

First, a nod to something we mentioned yesterday: Sean “Diddy” Combs’ purchase of two Andrew Schoultz gold flag paintings at Marx & Zavatero Gallery.

Andrew Schoultz
Gold Dripping Flag (exposed)
acrylic & 23-karat gold leaf on stretched and dyed American flag over panel, 2012

Miami in Review

MMG had this fantasy of doing blog updates every night we were in Miami – but after spending ten hours in the booth, followed by two hours in meetings, followed by brief appearances at artist and colleague happenings around the city…a few hours of sleep sounded like a more pressing need.

Now that we are back, and (for the most part) caught up with our post-fair ops, we are thrilled to share some of the fair’s highlights with you:

• We were excited to place works by Tim Bavington, Julie Heffernan, Nobuhito Nishigawara, Yigal Ozeri, Jason Salavon, Allison Schulnik, Cordy Ryman, Ben Weiner and Kenichi Yokono with enthusiastic and quality collectors.

Kiel Johnson, Kim Dorland, Ben Weiner Jason Salavon and Yigal Ozeri all made the journey to Miami to visit us, for which we were very thankful and appreciative. We were able to catch up with them at our event at the Essex House, which we co-hosted with Catharine Clark Gallery, DCKT Contemporary, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Electric Works, Hosfelt Gallery, Marx & Zavattero, Mixed Greens, Morgan Lehman Gallery, P.P.O.W., Paul Kopeikin Gallery and Rena Bransten Gallery.

• Sarah Douglas of Art + Auction and ArtInfo.com spoke with Catlin Moore (Gallery Manager) about works in the booth, and consequently announced the Metropolitan Museum’s acquisition of Jason Salavon‘s “Portrait (Hals)” for their permanent collection in her PULSE Miami review.

Ben Weiner‘s “C6H1206″ went to the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation’s permanent collection, while Julie Heffernan‘s “Study for Self Portrait as Flat World” went to the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation.

• Museum des Beaux Arts Montreal acquired one of Allison Schulnik‘s videos, and 2×2 Gallery in Amsterdam confirmed a solo exhibition of new works by Kenichi Yokono.

• According to the Wall Street Journal‘s ongoing coverage, Miami had approximately 40,000 people in town for the fairs…dangerously close to 2007’s 43,000, and – we feel – largely indicative of a returning market. MMG personally met some fabulous collectors and writers over the week.

• Parties were prevalent – including free concerts by Santigold and the Sex Pistols – but MMG was too booked up to attend any functions besides their own. Because of this, they lived vicariously through the coverage on ArtForum, Flavorpill and ArtLog, and are only marginally bitter.

We sincerely thank all of our fervent collectors and MMG advocates for making the trip out this year, your support of our gallery and our artists is always deeply appreciated. Furthermore, our featured artists floored us with amazing work created for the booth, and their support of our ever-developing program. We thank them for providing us with such incredible art on an ongoing basis.

Check out the iPhone photojournalism efforts of MMG’S Gallery Manager, Catlin Moore, who apologizes for the horrendous quality of the images, but hopes they illuminate a small fraction of Miami’s greatness.

Next up: PULSE New York, 2010. Check back for the gallery’s announcement of this year’s solo booth artist.

Miami: Day Two

…and we haven’t quoted LMFAO once. Well, in public at least.

Our second day in Miami has given us a better sense of what lies ahead, and optimism is at an all-time high. MMG’s Jason Salavon arrived at the booth this morning – direct from Chicago – to install his video piece (which is stunning, might we add). With that, the booth was complete. Voilá!

After tying up some loose ends in B-202, and averting the near fatality of a black blazer due to some rogue white paint, we were on our way to the Art Basel VIP Preview and Vernissage. After stepping out of the cab (sunglasses instantly fogged over from the humidity), we found ourselves in the entrance of the cavernous ABMB fair; which was a labyrinth of over 250 galleries, Michael Jackson references, Kehinde Wiley, Christian Laboutin shoes and Perrier Jouet on wheels.

Highlights included Cherry and Martin’s solo booth of new Amanda Ross-Ho canvas works, Jack Shainman’s elaborate wall of Nick Cave soundsuits (as well as El Anatsui’s intricate aluminum works), Roberts & Tilton’s gorgeous Wiley painting, Deitch Projects’ glass Barry McGee wall piece, Charim Galerie’s solo booth of Valie Export works and hilger Contemporary’s luscious Massimo Vitali photograph.

Four and a half hours later, we had seen about 52% of the fair; but gave a valiant effort nevertheless…and surrendered to dinner needs. As we prepare for our very own VIP Preview Brunch tomorrow morning at 10 am, we will continue to report live from PULSE Miami via Twitter. The fair has already generated some pre-opening buzz, which you can read about on ArtNet, Miami Magazine, Miami Herald, The Lead Miami Beach and Whitewall Magazine.

Dear Miami: MMG Loves You

We came, we saw, we conquered….our booth, at least.

Day one of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair: Miami leaves us void of complaints and thrilled with the works we brought along. PULSE’s new location at the Ice Palace is absolutely perfect and pristine; not to mention the fabulous turnout of established and emerging galleries alike.

Check out some of the photos from our day (excuse the quality, had to snap ‘em quick with the iPhone amongst installation) – and if you’re in the area, please visit us in Booth B-202, December 3 – 6th!

Bravo TV’s “NYC Prep” features MMG

In Bravo TV’s most recent episode of “NYC Prep,” teen prepsters Sebastian and Camille take a spin through PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair and wind up – where else? – in our booth.

Within the first five minutes of the show, Allison Schulnik’s work gets a glorious TV debut, and we are reminded why we mustn’t touch the art!

The status of Kelli’s singing career is still TBD, but check out Allison’s foray into TV-land here, in the “Ivy League of Their Own” episode.

Oh, the dramz!

e-flux Pulse overview

e-flux ran down the facts and figures from Pulse New York in the interesting article linked below, with positive mentions of both Allison Schulnik and Kim Dorland.

e-flux

New York Show and Tell

Happily, Pulse New York has been a huge success for Allison Schulnik and the gallery. Despite reserved expectations we sold out the booth and received a huge amount of press and blog interest. We also had a number of our other artists’ work represented in other gallery booths at various fairs. Over the next few posts we will be uploading all sorts of images and links to give you the full picture. Check back soon!

Ali Smith @ Pulse

Ali Smith has two fantastic paintings in the Freight+Volume booth at Pulse, if you’re at the fair be sure to check them out.

Ali Smith's paintings.

Allison Schulnik Fair Press

There has been a fantastic response to Allison Schulnik and the gallery booth at Pulse this week with mentions in the New York Times and on artinfo.com. Follow the links to read the full articles and see the booth for yourself in the images below.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/07/arts/design/07armo.html?_r=1&ref=arts

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/30700/chins-up-on-day-one-of-pulse/

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/30685/scope-finds-its-comic-side/

Pulse New York

As Pulse New York opens to the public today, the preparation madness is long forgotten. But never fear, we are here with our candid camera to give you a sneak peak at the action behind the scenes.

Remember, if you happen to be in New York, be sure to drop by and Booth C-01 and see the end result. Allison Schulnik will also have her hugely successful film “Hobo Clown” screened in the public area. Yoram Wolberger’s amazing new sculpture “Male Baseball #1″ will also be on view.