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MIA 2014 HIGHLIGHTS LORENZO QUINN

Contemporary Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn, considered one of the leading figurative sculptors; will be represented by Halcyon Gallery of London at the Miami International Art Fair in January.

Quinn’s work is inspired by the master’s such as Michelangelo, Bernini and Rodin and he is best recognized for recreations of human hands. Quinn explained, ‘I wanted to sculpt what is considered the hardest and most technically challenging part of the human body’.

Quinn’s work appears in many private collections throughout the world and he has been exhibited with galleries in Spain, Greece, Saudi Arabia, India and Singapore, over the past 20 years. In the summer of 2011, Quinn was selected as the exhibiting artist in the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale with his installation ‘This is not a game.’

Halcyon Gallery, founded in 1982, specializes in modern and contemporary art produced by emerging and established international painters and sculptors. With three galleries in London and one in Shanghai; Halcyon Gallery produces world-class exhibitions that appeal to a global audience.

For more information on the Miami International Art Fair, please visit: mia-artfair.com

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The expansive growth in downtown Miami continues to make headlines

The expansive growth in downtown Miami continues to make headlines and with MIA in the heart of that buzz it easily sets it apart as the fair to attend. The Miami International Art (MIA) Fair will bring together emerging artists to downtown Miami January 17-20, 2014 with a preview on January 16th. On display will be over 28 international dealers showcasing Fair will bring together emerging artists to downtown Miami January 17-20, 2014. With the new opening of the Pérez Art Museum (PAMM) and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science located in Museum Park, and only steps away from the internationally acclaimed Wynwood Art District, downtown Miami is becoming the hub for arts and culture. Thom Collins, director of the Pérez Art Museum, mentioned in a Miami Herald article that, “this is a city where the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the New World Center, the New Science Museum and the PAMM are all going up within a period of about 10 years. That’s remarkable. That’s instant cultural infrastructure.’’

Additionally, the success of Art Basel is another great story of Miami’s growth. The cultural affairs department did undertake an economic impact study of the non-profit art world, Mr. Spring said “just in the non-profit art world it’s $1.1 billion a year that gets produced in Miami-Dade County,” he said. “I think you can conservatively double that number if you took into account all the commercial activity that goes in here as well. I would estimate more than $2 billion dollars of economic activity attributable to the arts and cultural events.” http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2013/12/11/county-investigates-big-art-basel/