The Redwood Art Group BLOG

20 Dec 2023

2023 CONCLUDES WITH ANOTHER AMAZING SPECTRUM MIAMI!

With Miami Art Week’s only Two Fairs Under One Roof experience for art lovers, Mana Wynwood was definitely the place to be! The 13th edition of Spectrum Miami was a five-day fine art happening that ran from Opening Night on December 6  through Sunday, December 10. Showcasing hundreds of independent career artists, studios, and younger galleries gathered from 27 countries around the globe, Spectrum Miami 2023 was full of non-stop events and happenings.

Fair Highlights

Stepping in to the Lobby, guests were greeted by Empress Gin’s elegant display — then off to explore Spectrum’s Focus Pavilion filled with outsider and street art, followed by the special Save the Chimps art exhibition and an expanse of galleries and artists with one-of-a-kind works. The lively tunes of Miami’s favorite DJ Joey Paradis got collectors in the mood while they checked out their favorite booths.

  • A few steps in the door and there was Spectrum FOCUS — an expanded Jason Perez Art exhibit. It was an art experience and special gathering of outsider art, street, art, pop art, and urban art, complete with live painting demonstrations by some of today’s most innovative artists.
  • Save the Chimps unveiled the newest Wild Planet Collection series from the Save the Chimps artists in collaboration with The B-52’s band. Collectors and fans clamored to take one of these unique pieces home — including the painting Roam by chimp artist Vanilla and the B-52’s Fred Schneider which sold for $10,000.
  • SOLO artist Tina Ngo showcased her unique works by demonstrating her tape art techniques throughout the fair, selling several pieces throughout the week.

Of course, that’s only a hint of everything that happened — take a look at the videos that capture the magic or our photo albums and you’ll see more of the action!

While collectors sipped Pommery Champagne, galleries received special honors as we handed out this year’s awards. Here are this year’s winners:

  • Spotlight Award:
    •            Carolina Vargas Reis
    •            Monica Arche
    •            Justin Ruby
    •            Kushiani Jayasinha
    •            Ashley Joan Art
  • Directors’ Award: Tina Ngo and Christine Laubach
  • Best Booth Design: Ioana Todor and Joux Art
  • Sculpture Award: Von Siebert and Ada Da Silva, Jason Perez Art
  • Award of Excellence: Jason Perez Art and Guadalupe Diaz
  • Best New Exhibitor: Lana Kaufman and Rena Haber
  • Best International Exhibitor: Images 305 Gallery and Rita Hisar
  • Best [SOLO] Exhibitor: Chanyu Kuo and JD Pasquier

TOP SALES

Spectrum Miami exhibitors were pleased to see so many collectors, and the number of sales and commissions reported throughout the show this year was impressive, as were the gallery placements by [SOLO] artists. Here is a sampling of highlights from this year’s exhibitor sales:

  • Antoine Art was busy throughout the five days selling Sparsa, Anda VI, Alambana III, Alabama IV, and several others.
  • First time exhibitor Nutted a Bust saw multiple sales, including Spheres of Style and Luminous Nutwork
  • Brinton Farrand‘s return to Spectrum resulted in placements of multiple prints, plus Proud, Done Dying, Grinch, and In the Shadows among others.
  • Spotlight Artist and first time exhibitor Rena Haber was thrilled to sell her original work Honey and make connections for a gallery placement.
  • Carolina Vargas Reis had a great experience and several of her works found new homes, including Chrome Girl at $17,000, The Deception of Colour for  $9,000, and S.O.S. for $9,000.
  • Swaraj Das was excited to place multiple Rainy Day pieces at $3,000 and $8,500, plus multiple City Light pieces at $2,000 each.
  • Returning exhibitor Malcolm Smith placed For Better, For Worse, Beachy Attitude, Desperate Measures, Shopper, High Seas, In Vino Veritas, and Advice originals, plus multiple prints.
  • Exhibitor Franco Bracho placed Colors of Holi for $6,200.
  • SOLO exhibitor and Spotlight Artist Justin Ruby‘s deconstructed sneaker artwork was a hit and he placed his 60″ x 80″ centerpiece Playboy almost immediately.
  • Von Seibert sold King of Hearts for $12,500 on the first day, followed by Planet X, Chanel I, Red Hibiscus, and several others by Sunday’s close.
  • Jason Perez Art in the Spectrum FOCUS Pavilion was a busy place and artists were thrilled with sales, including Wingnut’s Plugged In and There Goes the RentPatti Suzette’s The Queen, Linda Himeur’s Sjalv, Piqnic, Abella, and Rott AnsikteMarcis Dunski’s Jesus, Diane Parkwood’s Don’t Tell Me the Sky’s theLimit, Houston, I Am the Problem, What Better Time Than Now?, Love Moves Fast, It Takes Losing to Know, Go With the Flow, and It’s Fine Really, Sean Flores Everything Did and Trap House, Fo$$’s Money Talks, plus sales of works by River Kurns, Blaq Lab, Janelle Marie Kelly, and Patti Suzette among others.

Still thinking about one of your favorite pieces from the fair? Find the exhibitor in our Online Art Gallery and connect to see if it is still available. Who knows—you may find more than one that’s perfect for your collection!

See You in 2024

Many thanks to Pommery Champagne, Empress 1908 Gin, Cantera Negra Tequila, Boxed Water, Modern Luxury Miami, One Art NationAmerican Art CollectorAmerican Fine Art Magazine and all of our other wonderful sponsors for their generosity and to everyone who attended the show. Red Dot Miami 2023 was amazing because of you!
Until next year, make sure to follow Spectrum Miami on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram for all the latest news, updates, and behind-the-scenes shots. And don’t forget to add December 4-8, 2024, to your calendar now for the 2024 edition of Spectrum Miami!

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