DISPATCH - DEC 4, 2012 (9:15 a.m.)

MIAMI & MIAMI BEACH, FL-

The international art world turns its attention to Miami this week with the arrival of the Miami art fairs. Hamptons art galleries will be there, bringing some of their best for the international collectors who have made Miami an art Mecca in the first week of December. Here's a lineup of Hamptons galleries, where to find them and a look at the art they're exhibiting.

BOLTAX.GALLERY

Exhibiting at Miami Project, Booth #15. Presenting works by Monica Rezman, Osamu Kobayashi and Peter Opheim. Boltax.Gallery is based on Shelter Island, NY and New York, NY. Gallery owner is Karen Boltax. www.boltaxgallery.com.

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"The Meeting of Two Oceans" by Monica Rezman," 2012. Charcoal and acrylic on paper, 42 x 82 inches.

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"Deep Pour" by Osamu Kobayashi, 2011. Oil on linen, 36 x 48 inches.

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"Untitled #189" by Peter Opheim. Oil on canvas, 80 x 84 inches.

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ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY 

Exhibiting at Miami Project, Booth # 605. The gallery is featuring Tseng Kwong Chi and Gregory Johnston. The gallery is based in East Hampton, NY. Gallery owner is Eric Firestone. www.ericfirestonegallery.com.

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"Maximale Drossel" by Gregory Johnston, 2012. Automotive Enamel on aluminum, 47.50 x 47.50 inches.

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"917 Configuration II (Porsche Racing)" by Gregory Johnston, 2012. Automotive Enamel on aluminum, 36 x 36 x 2 inches.

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"Haring on Skateboard" by Tseng Kwong Chi, c. 1986. Gelatin Silver Print on dibond, 80 x 48 inches.

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HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY

Exhibiting at Miami Project, Booth #317. The gallery is featuring works by Ben Blatt, Lauren Luloff, Elise Ferguson and Joseph Hart. The gallery is based in East Hampton, NY with special projects held in New York, NY. They are a member of NADA, the New Art Dealers Association. Gallery owners are Ryan Wallace and Hilary Schaffner. www.halseymckay.com.

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"Black Joey" by Elise Ferguson, 2012. Pigmented plaster, pencil MDF panel, 24 x 18 inches.

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"Black Diamond" by Lauren Luloff, 2011. Oil and bleach on bedsheets and fabric, 73 x 57 inches.

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"UNTITLED (Blue Diamond)" by Ben Blatt, 2012. Watercolor, gouache, ink on paper, 22.125 x 22.75 inches.

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"Ckook" by Joseph Hart, 2012. Collaged paper, acrylic paint, oil crayon and graphite on paper, 60 x 48 inches.

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KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS

Exhibiting at Aqua 12 at the Aqua Hotel in Room 227. Their featured artists are Yolanda Sanchez, Kim Uchiyama, Marilla Palmer and Martina Nehrling. Galleries are based in Bridgehampton, NY and New York, NY. Gallery owner is Kathryn Markel. The sales director is Debra Marcoux. The gallery manager is Alex Guajardo. www.markelfinearts.com

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"Stella Maris Driftwood (left)" by Marilla Palmer, 2011. Mixed Media, 18 x 17 inches.

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"She Likes to Party" by Yolanda Sanchez, 2012. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 inches.

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"Tumult" by Martina Nehrling, 2012. Acrylic on paper, 20 x 16 .inches.

 

"Merge" by Kim Uchiyama, 2012. Watercolor on Arches paper, 21 x 17 inches.

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MARK BORGHI FINE ART INC.

Exhibiting at Miami Project, Booth #213, and at Art Miami. At Miami Project, the gallery is featuring Yayoi Kusama, Sam Francis and Robert Ryman. At Art Miami, the gallery also exhibits Weiwei Ai, Jean Michel Basqiat, Andy Warhol, Ed Moses, Richard Tuttle, Eric Fischl, Joan Mitchell and Takashi Murakami.

The gallery owner is Mark Borghi. The gallery director is Sarah Kennedy. Art galleries are based in Bridgehampton, NY, New York, NY and Palm Beach, FL. www.borghi.org.

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"The Flower #2" by Yayoi Kusama. Ink and pastel on paper, signed and dated, 10 x 7 inches.

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Don't be surprised to see works by Hamptons artists Daria Deshuk, Jeff Muhs, Kevin Berlin and John Iversen in Miami. Deshuk is exhibiting her "Meeting Narcissus" series at Red Dot Miami with IK International Gallery at Booth A128. Muhs is exhibiting new work at Art Miami with KM Fine Arts. Berlin is exhibiting new paintings at Context with Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery at Booth D33. Iversen is presenting his jewelry designs at Design Miami with Ornamentum Gallery.

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"Yellow in the Light" by Daria Deshuk, 2010. Part of Meeting Narcissus series. C Print on metallic paper mounted in Plexiglas, 24 x 36 inches.

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"Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Kevin Berlin, 2012. Oil on canvas, 41 x 46 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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BASIC FACTS:

Miami Project is being held from Dec 4 to 9, 2012. The Miami Project Pavilion is located at NE 29th Street and NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL in the Wynwood Arts District. The Preview will be held Tuesday, Dec 4, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The fair continues through Dec 9. Admission is $20 per day or $35 for a multi-day pass. Tickets for the Preview are $25. www.miami-project.com.

Art Miami is being held from Dec 4 to 9, 2012. The Art Miami Pavilion is located at 3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL in the Wynwood Arts District. The Opening Night VIP Preview is Dec 4 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The fair continues from Dec 5 to 9. Admission is $20 per day or $50 with catalogue. A Multi-day pass is $40 or $65 with catalogue. Passes for Students (12 to 18 years old) and Seniors are $10. www.art-miami.com.

Aqua 12 at the Aqua Hotel is being held from Dec 6 to 9, 2012. The fair is located at the Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. The VIP Preview opening is Wednesday, Dec 5, from 7:30 - 11 p.m. The fair continues from Dec 6 to 9. Admission is $10. or FREE with Aqua VIP card, Art Basel VIP Card and Art Basel Press Pass. aquaartmiami.com.

Red Dot Miami is being held from Dec 4 to 9, 2012. The fair is located at 3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 31st Street, Miami, FL in the Wynwood Arts District. The Opening Reception is being held Dec 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. The fair continues from Dec 5 to 9. Admission is $15 or $25 for a multi-day pass with Opening Reception. www.reddotfair.com.

RELATED MIAMI ART FAIR STORIES: Hamptons Art Hub: "Visual Diary: Art Basel Miami Beach 2012." Published Dec 12, 2012.

Hamptons Art Hub: "Visual Diary: First Look at Art Basel Miami Beach." Published Dec 7, 2012.

Hamptons Art Hub: "International Street Artists Create Living Wall at Fountain Art Fair." Published Dec 6, 2012.

Hamptons Art Hub: "Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Opens." Published Dec 5, 2012.

Hamptons Art Hub: "Aqua Art Fair Acquired by Art Miami LLC." Published Dec 5, 2012.

Hamptons Art Hub: "Hamptons Galleries Arrive in Miami for Art Fair Week." Published Dec 4, 2012.

Hamptons Art Hub: "ArtMRKT Launches Miami Project." Published Dec 4, 2012.

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