From Jan 15th through Jan 18th, 2009. The Palmbeach3 Contemporary Art Fair, sponsored by The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, is anticipated once again to attract a great deal of attention when it returns to Palm Beach, Florida for its 12th season on January 15th through 18th, 2009 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The four-day event will begin with a private Preview Evening on January 14th at 5:30 p.m.
The preview evening will give prominent collectors, curators and art advisors the first opportunity to preview and purchase a stellar array of paintings, photography, video, sculptures, functional objects and design from more than 80 prestigious national and international dealers. The galleries will present a range of contemporary art, from museum quality works by artists such as Gerard Richter and Robert Rauschenberg, to top works by established mid-career artists as well as the latest from emerging artists – all in a variety of styles and media.
Fair director Fran Kaufman’s innovative programming this year includes the creation of Museum Curator Program in which prominent museum curators and art professionals from around the country will bring collector and donor groups to the palmbeach3 fair and participate in lectures and VIP programs. Participating curators include Eric C. Shiner, the Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Christopher Phillips, Senior Curator at New York’s International Center of Photography, among others.
Other efforts to heighten the art and design collecting experience at the fair include assembling some innovative, special exhibitions, including a collection of Romare Bearden’s Caribbean watercolors; Nathalia Edenmont photographs; George Segal sculpture; and an interesting selection of work from the estate of the late Leslie Lerner, a Florida artist with ties to The Norton Museum, Ringling Museum and The Katonah Museum of Art. The fair also added Artist and Designer Conversations to the lecture series, which features intimate discussions with Juan Montoya; Wendell Castle, who is represented in the permanent collections of over 70 museums; and Steve McCurry, noted photographer and member of Magnum Photos.
Palmbeach3 Contemporary Art Fair
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401