Palm Beach Modern Contemporary (PBM C), presented by Art Miami, will return for its fifth edition opening with an exclusive invitation-only VIP Preview benefiting the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens on Thursday, March 24 and running through Sunday, March 27, 2022 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. PBM C brings together world-class investment quality art from an internationally acclaimed group of galleries and artists to one of the most culturally savvy and discerning collecting audiences in the world.
Prominent collectors, curators, art connoisseurs, interior designers, museum directors, architects and art world luminaries will descend upon the fair to acquire important and rarely exhibited works including blue chip, modern and contemporary, and post-war works from the 20th and 21st centuries from over 85 leading galleries, spanning nine countries and over 30 cities.
The fair has partnered with the historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG) for another year, which will serve as a satellite venue and benefactor of the VIP Preview. ANSG will showcase the Garden Exhibition with works from four artists represented by Long-Sharp Gallery including: Patrick Hurst; Julian Wild; Tarik Currimbhoy; and Jason Myers. Additionally, Avant Gallery and The Square will present Sculpture by Will Kurtz in association with the Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair with a portion of the proceeds that will benefit the ANSG.
Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach will showcase a special exhibition named Harry Benson: A Life of Legendary Photographs by the iconic Scottish photographer Harry Benson, who has photographed celebrities and historic events from all over the world, including The Beatles on their inaugural American tour in 1964, Michael Jackson, the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Andy Warhol, The Clintons and more. Benson is a Palm Beach local and PBM C will honor him as the third recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award during a special event kicking off the fair.
Marlborough will present works from Ahmed Alsoudani, Claudio Bravo, Deborah Butterfield, Sam Francis, Alex Katz. Maddox Gallery will show Banksy’s Britannia CCTV and George Condo’s The Escaped Hippie. Chase Contemporary will present new works created by the 10-year-old prodigy artist Andres Valencia, who sold out his booth at Art Miami during Art Week 2021. Opera Gallery will feature Fernando Botero’s Musicians oil on canvas and Women on a Horse bronze sculpture, Manolo Valdés’ White Infanta Margarita and Superposicion I mixed media and Mickalene Thomas’ Clarivel Right. Miriam Shiell Fine Art will showcase works from Kenneth Noland and Jean Arp. Art of the World Gallery will bring works from Chun Kwang Young and Oswaldo Vigas. Archeus Post-Modern will show David Hockney’s renowned prints and Galerie Richard will present a solo show of Japanese artist Kiyoshi Nakagami.
The fair will coincide with the Palm Beach International Yacht Show, located along Downtown West Palm Beach’s waterfront. PBM C VIP Passholders are offered complimentary general admission to the Yacht Show during public show days.