Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair opens Jan. 11

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, will return for its second edition in West Palm Beach’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach). The fair opens Thursday, January 11th and concludes Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

VIP Preview Doubles As Benefit

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2017

Mix of artistic mediums will greet attendees of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair. (All photos courtesy of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair)

Kicking things off is a VIP Preview at 5 p.m. benefiting The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, The Joe Namath Neurological Research Center and the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The Fair is sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate.

As the newest addition to the Art Miami Group, Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary brings the art fair to Palm Beach. The event, which curates and offers the best investment quality works from the 20th and 21st centuries, will take place in the  pavilion centrally located between CityPlace and the Hilton West Palm Beach.

Attendees will have the opportunity to acquire investment quality works from more than 50 top international galleries. In addition, participating galleries hail from Japan, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. As well, galleries from Canada, The Netherlands, Portugal, Venezuela, and the U.S., will be presenting artwork.

Contemporary Exhibit Features Vaadia Sculptures

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary has partnered with the historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The Gardens will serve as a satellite venue, and commemorate the fair with a special exhibit. ‘Celebrating Boaz Vaadia 1951-2017’ will feature monumental and small-scale sculptures by Vaadia. The exhibit will remain on display through April 2018, courtesy of Sponder Gallery.

Israeli-born artist Boaz Vaadia specialty is figurative sculptures comprising of carving and stacking stones. In addition, Vaadia’s public works can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco MoMA, the Bass Museum of Art, and the Tel Aviv Museum.A complimentary daily shuttle service will be available between the fair and the Gardens during general show hours.

In addition, 55Bellechasse will present RAWK by rock ‘n’ roll icon Jason Newsted, formerly of Metallica. RAWK is the Grammy Award winning bassist’s third artistic show and half of all sales go to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation; an organization devoted to the advancement of the arts, environmental, marine and wildlife education and preservation, teenage entrepreneurship, and boating safety education. In addition, a retrospective of Newsted’s visual art and music career is currently on exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in downtown Lake Worth as part of their 40th anniversary celebration.

Furthermore, Newsted and Amir Tal, a member of his band, The Chophouse Band, will kick off Palm Beach Art Week by performing at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens on January 10th, 2018 between 6pm and 8pm during a cocktail reception supported by Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary.

To Attend

In conclusion, general hours of the fair are Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Mon. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $25 for one day, $55 for multi-day pass; $15 for students age 12 to 18 and Seniors 62+. (Admission to the VIP Preview Benefit is $150).

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