ART MIAMI 2012

WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC cordially invites you to the 23rd edition of Art Miami.
From December 5th to 9th, Westwood Gallery NYC will be participating in Art Miami, booth C27. Art Miami is one of the largest and longest-running contemporary art fairs in the U.S.'s art market. It is the year’s “can't miss” event for collectors, curators, museum directors, and interior designers, providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.

FEATURED ARTWORKS



Andy Warhol, Franz Kafka
circa 1980s, unique screen print on newsprint on linen, 43 x 55 inches [framed], authenticated by Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board.

The one-of-a-kind portrait of Franz Kafka, later re-created in a different form as a part of the portfolio The Famous Jews, discloses Andy Warhol’s thinking and creative process. He utilized newsprint as his medium foundation to allow him the freedom to create and experiment with color and image. The copyright ink stamp on the front lower right of the newsprint, © Andy Warhol, was Warhol’s rubber stamp approval. (authenticated by Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board.)



Willem de Kooning, Untitled
circa 1965, oil on newsprint 22 x 27 1/2 inches




Yayoi Kusama, Dawn
1954, watercolor on paper, 26 x 21 inches [framed]

Exhibitions history:
Whitney Museum of American Art; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; Museo Nacional Centro de Art Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain



On the Bowery 1971: Portfolio
TOP: (from left to right)
Cy Twombly, silkscreen on Schollers Parole Paper edition of 100 + 20 A.P. 25½ x 25½ inches, signed, numbered
Robert Indiana, silkscreen on Schollers Parole Paper XIV/XX [edition of 100 + 20 A.P.] 25½ x 25½ inches, signed, numbered
Robert Ryman, On the Bowery, 1969 silkscreen on Schollers Parole Paper XIV/XX [edition of 100 + 20 A.P.] 25½ x 25½ inches, signed, numbered
BOTTOM (from left to right)
Cy Twombly, Robert Indiana in his studio, Robert Ryman in his studio. All photographs from On the Bowery, 1971 Photographs by Eliot Elisofon


On the Bowery is a landmark artist portfolio of ten silkscreens by prominent artists of the sixties and the seventies. The portfolio presents each artwork in relation to the artist photographed in his working environment, thus recapturing the vibrant community spirit and creative atmosphere that characterized Bowery as a cultural milestone of the New York School. The participating artists are Cy Twombly, Robert Ryman, Will Insley, Robert Indiana, Les Levine, John Willenbecher, Charles Hinman, Richard Smith, Gerald Laing, and John Giorno. All artworks were created in the period 1964-71. The silkscreen prints are 25½ x 25½ inches each, in an edition of 100 plus 20 artist proofs, numbered and signed by each artist, numbered, with edition blindstamp at bottom left.
Also included in the portfolio and on view in the gallery are biographical prints with a photo portrait of each artist. The ten artists were photographed by Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973), who lived on the Bowery and was a founding member of the Photo League in 1936.


FEATURED ARTISTS

Andy Warhol
Cy Twombly
Robert Indiana
Will Insley
Charles Hinman
Robert Ryman
John Giorno
Gerald Laing
Elling Reitan

Willem de Kooning
Yayoi Kusama
Douglas Kirkland
Lucien Clergue
Bryan El Castillo
Todd DiCiurcio
Greg Petan
Michael DesRosiers
Peter Shaindlin

MEDIA REVIEWS

WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC's presentation of the portfolio On the Bowery 1971 is featured as one of the show stoppers.

"At Art Miami, one of the more striking works was shown at WESTWOOD GALLERY, NYC: a wall of art and documentation called On the Bowery, produced between 1964-1971 … It forms a good snapshot of one group of New York artists of the period, and would be a perfect exhibition for a small university gallery."
Read the rest at theArtBlog.org


Also, Andy Warhol’s one-of-a-kind portrait of Franz Kafka receives a stellar review. This unique work by Andy Warhol has never been exhibited before this year's Art Miami.

"My favorite artwork in the show was a pale blue portrait by Andy Warhol. Chosen for the would-be library, this haunting photo of Franz Kafka was printed on newspaper (43 x 55 inches) and mounted on linen covered in an uneven, transparent blue pigment. Through this piece, I saw Andy Warhol as an artist rather than a marketer. The Westwood Gallery had the piece authenticated by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board and was selling it for about $200,000. I thought it was a great start to my collection!"
Read the rest at GalleryIntell.com


Read the coverage on WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC's Art Miami Fair participation on SociallySuperlative blog:

"New York-based WESTWOOD GALLERY sold Andy Warhol’s never before shown Franz Kafka Circa 1980 for $200,000 and already has reserved Willem Dekooning’s Untitled Circa 1980, which will sell for close to $200,000."
Read the rest at SociallySuperlative.com

VISITOR INFORMATION

LOCATION:

The Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

HOURS:

Tuesday, December 4 | 5:30pm - 10pm
VIP Preview
(Access for Art Miami VIP Cardholders & Press)

Wednesday, December 5 | 11am - 7pm
Thursday, December 6 | 11am - 7pm
Friday, December 7 | 11am - 9pm
Saturday, December 8 | 11am - 7pm
Sunday, December 9 | 11am - 6pm


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