A Vitamin P3 guide to Art Basel Miami Beach

Want to understand what's on display at next month’s art fair? Then get our new painting survey Vitamin P3
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Art Basel Miami Beach. Image courtesy of Art Basel
Art Basel Miami Beach. Image courtesy of Art Basel

We set out to ensure that our vital, invogorating Vitamin survey books offer collectors and art lovers a glimpse into what’s likely to be big over the coming years. And nowhere is this made clearer than with Vitamin P3, our latest contemporary painting overview. The book covers so many up-and-coming painters on show there, it could almost serve as a catalogue for the 2016 Art Basel Miami Beach, which takes place 1-4 December at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Just take a look at the list.

 

Untitled (Mt. Tamalpais 1), ca. 1983-86 by Etel Adnan; Oil on canvas 35 x 45.5 cm; Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg / Beirut
Untitled (Mt. Tamalpais 1), ca. 1983-86 by Etel Adnan; Oil on canvas 35 x 45.5 cm; Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg / Beirut

You can find Etal Adnan’s near-abstract landscape works at Galerie Lelong; and the Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani speaking at the Friday afternoon group discussion, What Is Modern, Really?.

McArthur Binion’s works are on display at Kavi Gupta’s stand; South Africa’s Zander Blom will have his heavily incised canvases on show at Stevenson’s both; and the dreamy US figurative painter Leidy Churchman has solo show in the Statements section of the fair, courtesy of his gallery Murray Guy.

 

Leidy Churchman - Pelagic Ocean Sunfish, 2015 courtesy Murray Guy, New York
Leidy Churchman - Pelagic Ocean Sunfish, 2015 courtesy Murray Guy, New York

Mary Corse’s bright, reflective works will hang near Liu Wei’s detailed, regimented pictures at Lehmann Maupin’s booth; Chinese painter Cui Jie is in the fair’s Nova section, where her gallery Leo Xu Projects will be showing a selection of her contemporary cityscapes. London’s Dexter Dalwood will have some of his paintings at Simon Lee’s stand; Fernanda Gomes is on display at Alison Jacques booth; and the Australian figurative painter Helen Johnson will show a major new body of work courtesy of Glasgow’s Mary Mary gallery.

 

Cui Jie - Crane House #4 2015, courtesy the artist and Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai
Cui Jie - Crane House #4 2015, courtesy the artist and Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai

Veteran US painter Mernet Larsen is showing with James Conran; Hugo McCloud’s work is on show at Sean Kelly’s booth; and Anton Kern and David Kordansky are jointly hosting Chris Martin’s bright show works in the fair’s Unlimited section. Callicoon Fine Arts are showing Ulrike Müller’s work in the fair’s Positions section; and Two Palms is showing Stanley Whitney’s colourful blocky work in the Kabinett section.

 

Ulrike Muller - Others, 2015 courtesy the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts
Ulrike Muller - Others, 2015 courtesy the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts
 

Anyone interested in mature painters who’ve found greater attention only recently should also check out Jack Whitten at Hauser & Wirth’s stand, and Rose Wylie, who is showing with Polígrafa Obra Gràfica. And finally, anyone looking for some painterly products beyond the fair’s walls might want to wander down to The Webster luxury multi-brand boutique in Miami Beach, which will be stocking a line of Del Toro shoes based on the works of painter Katherine Bernhardt.

One of Del Toro X's Katherine Bernhardt inspired shoes
One of Del Toro X's Katherine Bernhardt inspired shoes

For more on all these painters and plenty more besides order a copy of Vitamin P3 here.


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