Art & Culture In the Spotlight Miami Beach

UNTITLED. 2012 Vernissage and After Party at the James Royal Palm

 “Untitled.” Art Fair Pre-Launch Party at Terry Riley’s Home

Monday, December 3, 6-11pm - The James Royal Palm, 1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

UNTITLED, Miami Beach’s most forward-thinking and curated art fair, made its debut this year as the world’s first art fair on the beach. During the vernissage, VIP collectors and exclusive media were given a first look into the collections. Omar Lopez-Chahoud was appointed as curator for UNTITLED., ensuring a focus on quality and simplicity of the well-edited fair which featured approximately 50 international galleries. A piece of art was auctioned-off during the vernissage to raise funds for The Bass Museum of Art.

The fair is on-of-a-kind in many ways. Set up as a tent on the beach, UNTITLED, had all the ingredients of a well-established museum. The pathways of access to the tent included a metal carpet that allowed guests to arrive to the destination without sand in their shoes. The venue was decorated in a simple and modern way allowing the artwork to take center stage and be the main attraction for the visitors. Inside, there were two champagne bars with comfortable seating space to relax and admire the surrounding pieces, as well as restrooms and a fully equipped customer service desk.

The contemporary pieces ranged from kinesthetic art, to 3D paintings, wooden modern sculptures, painted stones and the use of everyday tools as art. Some of the most impressive pieces included: L’imagination Au Puvoir which consisted of bended kitchen knives in a layered circular design; ‘The Red and The Black’ series by Y Gallery; Erik den Breejen’s “Smile III”, and an interactive video installation by Georgia Sagri.

After the vernissage the top 50 collectors and patrons walked up to The James Royal Palm Hotel for the official after party in the hotel’s front lawn. Guest delighted on drinks and hors d’oeuvres while enjoying an art installation unveiled for UNTITLED’s VIP attendants.
Pictures by: Anastasiya Dyagileva