Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach
In December , Miami Art Masters 2015 presented its first curated, by-invitation-only, exhibition and sale of museum quality Old Master paintings and drawings, interspersed with a collection of 21st Century contemporary art and design. The exhibition was presented in an extraordinary setting -- a newly constructed, expansive 12,000 sq ft private residence on Hibiscus Island in Miami Beach, designed by award-winning architects, Touzet Studio.
With the goal of bridging the disconnect between artistic periods and art constituencies, Miami Art Masters created an atmosphere where old meets new and where the dissimilar styles not only beautifully coexist but also engage in a compelling dialogue, adding richness to one’s surroundings.
Concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the world’s premier Modern and Contemporary art fairs, Miami Art Masters utilized the fair’s presence as a platform to engage and educate the contemporary art market collector by showcasing and offering for sale a curated exhibition of important paintings and drawings by Old Masters. Spanning five centuries, from 14th to 19th, the exhibitions showcases fifty art works by prominent historic artists such as Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Lo Scarsellino, Filippo Tarchiani, and Jean-Baptiste Oudry.
Further complementing this selection of fine Old Masters works, the team of specialists integrated a tasteful assemblage of 21st Century contemporary art and design, by internationally acclaimed galleries and designers such as Ralph Pucci, Van Der Straeten, and artists including, Tracey Emin, Cecily Brown, and Candida Höfer, among others. All are presented in a newly completed architectural residence, a contemporary interpretation of a classic Parisian Hôtel Particulier.