SCOPE Miami Beach’s 16th edition opened on Tuesday, November 29, with the Platinum First View, and VIP Preview Events, hosted by new partner, Gilt. Guests were welcomed into SCOPE’s monumental atrium, with exhibitors reporting brisk sales from the moment the doors opened. VIPs enjoyed a preview of SCOPE’s 135 international exhibitors and seamlessly integrated sponsor activations, with light fare courtesy of Shokudo, and beverages from Italy’s Prosecco Consortium, against the incomparable backdrop of Miami Beach.
Lucy Sparrow,Sparrow's Deli | 2016, Installation | Courtesy of Lawrence Alkin Gallery
Opening to the public the following day, SCOPE quickly reached capacity with lines stretching across the beach for entry. Exhibitors were ecstatic as the pace of sales consistently grew; Selling out works from Rubem Robierb, Vogelsang Gallery reported over 300k in sales, including works from Krista Kim, Frank Stella, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan and Damien Hirst.
Lawrence Alkin Gallery placed a dynamic Lucy Sparrow installation with Steve Wilson, Founder of The 21C Museum, and also reported over 200k in sales from Tom French, Zoe Grace, Ben Eine, Damien Hirst and Nick Smith.
Various Artists, Istanbul’s Cabinet of Curiosities | 2016, Group Installation | Courtesy of Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery
Thinkspace placed 75 works with 64 collectors, 52 of which were new to the gallery, for a total of 115k in sales, while Joseph Gross Gallery placed 5 mirrored works from Peter Gronquist and additional pieces from Ivan Alifan, Lyle Owerko, Chris Schulz and Victor Solomon.
Inner State Gallery sold works from Cryptik, 2501, Pixelpancho and Tiff Massey, while Alexander Chambers Gallery reported strong sales, with their installation from Oliver Vernon and Christian Calabro featured prominently in Harper’s Bazaar, as a favorite of pop star Jhene Aiko.
Oliver Vernon and Christian Calabro, Culprit | Installation | Courtesy of Alexander Chambers Gallery
Describing SCOPE Miami Beach as “packed with serious collectors,” Art Angels sold works from Philippe Shangti, Lyle Owerko, and Michael Moebius for sales of 115k. Similarly, Struck Contemporary placed 80k of works from Retna, Sandra Chevrier, Pure Evil, Stik, and Mr. Debonair.
55 Bellechasse reported strong sales to notable private collections from artists David Ramirez Gomez, Jon Davis, Niloufar Banisadr, and Pascal Vochelet, while Galleri Oxholm sold out works from Kinki Texas, and reported over 150k of sales from Ole Aakjær, Niels Corfitzen, and Noè Serrano.
Similarly, Barbara Paci Art Gallery sold over 75 exquisite drawings from artist Andrea Collesano; Mirus Gallery placed works from Kate Shaw, Felipe Pantone and Vesod and Fresh Eggs placed 3 works into the public collection of The University of Pittsburgh.
Lyle Owerko, The Boombox Project | Edition of 50, Archival pigment print | Courtesy of Art Angels
Avant Gallery reported six-figure sales from Alec Monopoly, Becky Rosa, BNS, DAIN, Metis Atash, Santlov, and Skyler Grey, while Alan Mruvka, founder of E! Entertainment Television acquired a work from BNS.
Paradigm Gallery placed over 40 pieces, most notably, 19 from Caitlin McCormack and 17 works by Drew Leshko. Similarly, Samuel Owen Gallery placed over 100k of works from Charles Patrick and Gian Garofalo.
Also reporting strong sales were Rademakers Gallery, Spoke Art, Vivendi Galerie, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, Mark Ransom LTD, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart, and SCOPE newcomer Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery who placed their spectacular installation Istanbul’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
Martha Stewart with Jonathan Greller, President of Gilt, Kristen Sosa, Chief Merchant of Gilt & Saks Off Fifth, and Jason Binn, CEO of DuJourin the Gilt Lounge
SCOPE Miami Beach welcomed several high-profile visitors over the course of the show, including: Martha Stewart, Bruce Weber, Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, Fabolous, The Dream, and E! Network Founder, Alan Mruvka.
Exhibitors reported strong museum interest from notable attendees: Reiner Packeiser, Head of the Exhibition Department at Vitra Design Museum; Kathleen Goncharov, Curator of Contemporary Art at Boca Raton Museum; Elliott Brown Jr., Exhibitions Coordinator at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts; DR. Kathleen V. Jameson, President & CEO of The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC;Rebecca R. Hart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Denver Art Museum;Mindy Shrago, Executive Director of Young At Art Museum; Steven High, Executive Director of The Ringling.
Gilt Lounge at SCOPE Miami Beach 2016
Known for its creative sponsor activations, SCOPE Miami Beach welcomed new partner Gilt, who welcomed visitors in style to its oceanfront lounge. Hosting a series of events within the SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion, Gilt’s moderated talks welcomed panelists such as Patricia Field, Ron English, Lorenzo Martone, Kara Ross, Olivier Pechou, Shantell Martin, Rodrigo Mascheroni de Uhart, Alex West, and Esther Park, moderated by Gilt Founder Alexis Maybank and Style Curator, Natalie Kates. Additionally, Gilt VIPs enjoyed private beauty services and exclusive brunches within the Gilt Lounge.
Longtime partner Bombay Sapphire announced the winner of its 2016 Artisan Series, Philadelphia Artist Darius Frank. Awards were presented by Russell Simmons at Bombay’s star-studded finale event at Herzog & Demeuron’s iconic 1111 Lincoln Road. Darius Frank will present a solo exhibition at SCOPE Miami Beach 2017.
Theophilus London performing at SCOPE's Official Party presented by Fool’s Gold Records at Ora Nightclub
SCOPE welcomed 1200 VIP guests to its Official Party, presented by Fool’s Gold Records at Ora Nightclub on December 3rd. Sponsored by Ilegal Mezcal and Gilt, The SCOPE Official Party featured live performances from Kissey and Theophilus London, with music by Nick Hook, the Official Party inaugurated Miami Beach’s newest hotspot, and generated buzz as one of the ‘best parties you’ll never get into’.
SCOPE Miami Beach’s 16th anniversary edition was featured in the following publications: Harpers Bazaar, The Miami Herald, The Miami New Times, artnet, Surface Magazine, Aesthetica, Blouin Artinfo, Papermag, Whitewall, The Creators Project, BBC News, Time Out Miami, and ArtSlant, amongst other fine publications.
SCOPE NEW YORK ANNOUNCES NEW CHELSEA LOCATION
Following the success of Miami Beach, SCOPE New York celebrates a new Chelsea Location at Metropolitan Pavilion. The 17th edition of this critically-acclaimed show will host 60 international galleries and a focused schedule of special events, performances and talks to complement its innovative VIP Program.
SCOPE New York opens on Thursday, March 2 with the Platinum First View and VIP + Press Preview, and will run March 3 - 5, 2017.