Art Wynwood, the premier winter contemporary art fair presented by Art Miami, celebrated its sixth edition over Presidents Day Weekend. The fair highlighted more than 60 international galleries, representing nearly 500 artists from two-dozen countries and 38 cities. Art Wynwood reported significant sales of noteworthy works from 20th and 21st century artists, and welcomed prestigious art collectors, connoisseurs, advisors and notable museum professionals.
The fair kicked off on the evening of Thursday, February 16th with an exclusive VIP Preview that benefited Miami City Ballet and was sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate and continued successfully through Monday, February 20th. This year, Art Wynwood offered attendees cutting-edge interactive experiences, thanks to a performance art piece by Alian Martinez Rivas, in which Rivas positioned cleaning crew workers around the floor wearing shirts stating “You Hired an Immigrant to Clean the Fair.” Additionally, artist Trey Speegle from Twyla in Austin, Texas, gave everyone a chance to be an artist by offering a paint-bynumber experience to ultimately create a large-scale mural that when completed asked the question, “What Kind of World Do You Want?” Fairgoers flocked to the display of models adorned with headpieces created by Miami visual artist, fashion designer and founder of The Creators Lab, Luis Valenzuela, inspired by the work of Cuban painter Cundo Bermúdez.