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“Outside the Miami Beach Convention Center Walls” in Art In America

Posted on December 6, 2013

“Outside the Miami Beach Convention Center Walls: NADA, PĂ©rez Museum, Ink”
By Brian Boucher

December 6, 2013

Within 40 minutes of the opening of the NADA (New Art Dealers Association) fair, at Miami Beach’s Deauville Beach Resort hotel, NewYork’s James Cope had sold out. The Cope Cybulski booth displayed nine bone-white geometric abstract wall sculptures by London-based artist Ben Sansbury, all gone at $3,500, “with no discounts,” Cope told A.i.A.

“Are you going to close down now?” joked Dallas-based collector Kenny Goss, who had bought one of the sculptures, as he walked by.

While much of the attention during Miami Art Week may go to the Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) fair, with its celebrity visitors and millions of dollars’ worth of sales, other fairs and nonprofits are drawing crowds and offering various art experiences.

NADA, located in the Deauville Beach Resort hotel at Collins Avenue and 67th Street, opened its doors at 10 a.m. Thursday, drawing a fervent crowd. With 76 exhibitors and 18 artists’ projects, NADA celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and runs through Dec. 8.

“The younger galleries who exhibit at this fair are so experimental and yet so serious at the same time,” collector Anita Zabludowicz told A.i.A. in the stand of New York’s Clifton Benevento. “These are the future David Zwirners of the world.”

Situated just near the entrance, New York nonprofit Independent Curators International was doing a bustling business a half-hour into the preview, Bridget Finn told A.i.A. Among her sales, she had sold two large John Baldessari prints from 1990, never before exhibited, for $2,500 each, and two Liz Glynn editioned necklaces in various metals for $1,500.

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