Soheap Pich, rattan, and wire
SCOPE Art Show and ART ASIA closed Sunday, December 6, reporting doubling of gallery sales. SCOPE, Miami’s longest-running global fair in its eighth year, and second-year standout ART ASIA increased traffic by 20%, bringing in over 30,000 visitors. Both shows attracted prominent institutions, museums, and private collectors from the Americas, Europe and emerging markets from the Middle East to Japan, including Charles Saatchi, Agnes Gund, Marty Margulies, Marc & Livia Straus, The Oppenheimers, MOCA Los Angeles, MoMA New York, Guggenheim Museum New York, and artist Chuck Close.
Scope Miami was right around the corner from our new exhibition space at 2051 NW 2nd Av. Upon entering the grounds and viewing the sprawling space it is easy to realize how much art there really was in Miami over the last week. While I was only able to do quick run-throughs of all fairs I was able to attend, it is interesting in how each year the overall character of each fair seems to differ. Although I saw quite a few works I liked, I was surprised by the number of works I did not like. Scope Miami was a mixed bag for me this year. Unfortunately, I didn’t take many pictures because the lighting was unfavorable because there was natural light, tungsten and florescent all mixed together and a nightmare to correct. (The images could be color corrected, but very time consuming and beyond any available time I could allot to get it done. My preferred photographer is currently in Paris and unable to attend.)
(artist from Syria)
I wonder if a ring this big could help patch things up in the Tiger Woods household? This sculpture stands over five feet in height (on the pedestal).