Miami Art Basel 2016.

My Dear fellow collectors and art aficionados,

This was a great year for art in general, we have seen forgotten treasures reappear from private collections. We have seen some new record breaking prices for a lot of Modern and Contemporary artists. What a truly great year this was!

Below are a few favorite pieces and artists from this year's Miami Basel fair. I have picked some personal favorites as well as some new discoveries. Since there was so much to see and do this year,  guiding a couple of my concierge service clients through the multiple fairs and private events, as well as prepping the Lissoni Villa with art, from the gallery, for the Launch of the Ritz Carlton residences. I have decided to not bore you this year with long paragraphs of words describing, analyzing and sometimes confusing reviews, instead I have decided to make a top 15 list of what caught my eye the most this year.

I hope you enjoy the selection below, and if we don't speak before the years end, I wish all of you a wonderful end of year, a Happy New Year, and I'll see you all next year with more art for you to discover.

Of course, if you have any questions, requests, or Christmas gifts needs, do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely yours,

Laurent de Posson de Wanfercee

 

Joan Miro,
Personnage et oiseau dans la nuit.
Oil, Charcoal and pastel on Linen. 1944

 

 

Wifredo Lam,
Sans Titre. 
Oil on Canvas. 1959

 

 

Roberto Matta,
La Lumiere Noire.
Oil on canvas, 1943

 

 

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Leonora Carrington,
Temple of the word.
Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 1954

 

 

 

Idris Khan,
Autonomy.
3 stamped glass sheets, aluminium, black ink. 2016

 

 

 

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Hassan Massoudy,
Untitled " This day will never be repeated again, each instant is an inestimable jewel" - Ta Kuan
Ink on pigment paper.

 

 

 

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Ronald Jackson
Portrait of color- series #2, 2016
Oil, mixed media collage on cradled wooden panel

 

 

 

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Rene Romero Schüler,
Kasia.
Oil on canvas, 2016

 

 

 

Michael Labua,
Ashes to Ashes.
Mixed media on wood panel, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Tomak.
"Body parts" series, unique prints.
Collage,2013

 

 

 

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Harouni,
Untitled.
Oil on canvas

 

 

 

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Isabella Trimmel,
Raumfaltung-6145
Computer vectors on archival pigment print.

 

 

 

Enrique Gomez de Molina
mixed media, beetle wings, mammal tusks. 2016

 

 

 

Troy Abbott
mixed media work.
work shown : Social Media, Tiananmen, and Paris
 

 

 

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Island 6
Backseat Baby
TFT display, acrylic painting, IR sensor, 8-bit controller, media player, teak.
2014