Art Fair

X Contemporary

30 Nov 2016 – 4 Dec 2016

Event times

November 30 | 1pm – 7pm
December 1 | 10am – 7pm
December 2 | 10am – 7pm
December 3 | 10am – 7pm
(Indoor Exhibition closes today at 7pm)
December 4 | 12pm – 5pm

Nobu Hotel Miami Beach

Miami Beach
Florida, United States


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X Contemporary is recognized for bringing untold stories in modern, contemporary, and global art movements to light the international art audience.


Our second edition is ideally located at the brand new Nobu Hotel Miami Beach in two indoor floors flooded with natural light and an outdoor garden with beach access that will transform into an epic sculpture garden.

We’re thrilled to announce a historic exhibition in celebration of art business, “The Women Who Made Modern Art Modern,” curated by Michael Klein.  This show profiles 16 art dealers active in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, all whom are women, and all whom helped shape the careers of America’s most important 20th Century artists.

X Contemporary is the first modern and contemporary art fair to partner with Nobu Eden Roc, an intimate and lively environment featuring 35 international galleries, with a special focus on private dealers and independent curators with unique access to new discoveries in 20th and 21st century art.

Feature Exhibition: The Women Who Made Modern Art Modern

This untold story profiles 12 women dealers active in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s who helped shape the careers of the century’s most important artists.

The dealers include Betty Parsons, Eleanor Ward, Martha Jackson, Terry Dintenfass, Virginia Zabriskie, Gertrude Kasle, Jill Kornblee, Grace Borgenicht, Virginia Dwan, Peggy Guggenheim, and Marian Willard. Over 40 works by artists whom these dealers championed will be on view, including well-known names like Agnes Martin and Franz Kline, as well as rediscovered artists such as Claire Falkenstein.

Feature Exhibition: Neptune’s Place: Early Works By Jean-Michel Basquiat

Brooklyn’s Bishop Gallery will show a collection of never-before-exhibited early works by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Over 20 pieces were made by Basquiat between 1979 and 1981 in the Manhattan apartment of his friend Lonny Lichtenberg, and the body of work is curated by the artists’s onetime collaborator, Al Diaz. (They worked together on the SAMO graffiti that could be spotted throughout New York in the late 1970s.)

Prior to being sold directly from Lichtenberg’s apartment to a friend and collector, these works have only been seen by a handful of individuals.

According to ArtNews: “Probably more than a handful of people are going to see them in Miami!”


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