Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, presented by Art Miami, returned for its third edition from Thursday, January 10th through Sunday, January 13th, where it was immediately recognized as a leading international contemporary and modern art fair.
Thousands attended the fair, which was held in the intimate and modern setting of a 65,000-square-foot temperature controlled clear span pavilion, centrally located between CityPlace and the luxurious Hilton West Palm Beach. They admired works from nearly 70 international galleries, representing several hundred artists, and galleries reported significant sales of investment quality blue chip, contemporary and Post-War works.
Prestigious collectors, connoisseurs, advisors, notable museum professionals, and art world luminaries flocked to the fair to see important works on display from such noteworthy artists such as Josef Albers, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Lynn Chadwick, Marc Chagall, George Condo, Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Eric Fischl, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Gustav Klimt, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Fernand Léger, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Roberto Matta, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Terry O'Neill, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Herb Ritts, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Jesús Rafael Soto, Pierre Soulages, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann and Jonas Wood.
The fair welcomed guests to the VIP Preview on Thursday, January 10th, which benefited the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens and Joe Namath Foundation, including famed photographer Harry Benson and his wife Gigi Benson, Alvin Malnik, Susan Lloyd, Bruce Heldander, Earl Mack, and former Miss USA Julie Hayek.
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary is located in close proximity to the city’s art, design and antique row district, and within walking distance to popular Clematis Street, local museums, parks and historical points of interest. The famed island of Palm Beach is less than a quarter mile east. The fair's refined ambiance was welcoming and appealing to all levels of visitors, from the seasoned collector looking to acquire new works to the budding art enthusiast looking to start a new meaningful collection.