"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun." Pablo Picasso
Artexpo New York | 2015
VIP Opening Night Preview | April 23, 2015
The World's Largest Fine Art Show, Artexpo New York, Returns to Pier 94 April 23-26 for a 4-Day Art Experience Featuring Unveilings, Parties, Seminars and Awards.
Redwood Media Group, a leading producer of international fine art shows and magazines, announcethe return of Artexpo New York to Pier 94, located at 711 12th Ave., New York, NY, from Thursday, April 23 â€“ Sunday, April 26. For the second consecutive year, Artexpo includes three shows under one roof: Artexpo New York, the world's largest fine art trade show; [SOLO], highlighting new and emerging artists; and DECOR Expo Showcase, a trade-only show featuring the latest art and framing industry trends.
Sheikha Mayassa Al-Thani â€œUndisputed Queen of the Art World"
Sheikha Mayassa Al-Thani As chair of Qatar Museums, which houses the country's art collection and museum landscape, Sheikha Mayassa Al-Thani has overseen the purchase of works by Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko. In 2013 she was placed at the top of ArtReview's Power 100 List and, according to them, her organization's spending reaches a rate of $1 billion per year.
About The Work
From the time he was a young boy, Jean-Michel Basquiat was known to have pored over the medical textbook Grayâ€™s Anatomy. Much of the anatomical imagery and diagram-like composition of his paintings, drawings, and prints is derived from that interest. Later influenced by the bright, gestural symbology of graffiti, Basquiatâ€™s unique and versatile style is deeply connected to the downtown New York music and arts scenes through his early work as a street artist. This edition on skateboard for Skateroom, created in collaboration with Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, features a triptych recreation on three skate decks of his 1982 painting, Quality Meats For the Public.
About The Artist
A renowned painter, draftsman, poet, musician, and graffiti artist, as well as an all-around arts icon, Jean-Michel Basquiat was at the forefront of New Yorkâ€™s downtown avant-garde in the late 1970s and 80s. Friend to many but known well by a very few, Basquiatâ€™s influence on subsequent generations of artists has been immense. Basquiat was born to Afro-Caribbean immigrants in 1960, and though he grew up in New York, Basquiat spent two years living in Puerto Rico, his motherâ€™s country of origin. At the age of 16, he dropped out of high school, moved out of his parentsâ€™ house, and befriended several artists in New Yorkâ€™s downtown scene.
Shows not to miss in 2015!
In 2015, under the direction of the international event promoter Johnessco Rodriguez Opus Eventi has the honor to present, as part of its repertoire (on production), three of the top events: the sixth edition of Art Monaco; the special edition of Art Ibiza; and the first edition of MC Art Miami.
Yohji Yamamoto | Designer
ABOUT THE DESIGNER Born in Tokyo, Yamamoto graduated from Keio University with a degree in law in 1966. His further studies in fashion design at Bunka Fashion College led to a degree in 1969. Yamamoto debuted in Paris in 1981. In an interview with the New York Times in 1983, Yamamoto said of his designs, "'I think that my men's clothes look as good on women as my women's clothing. When I started designing, I wanted to make men's clothes for women."More recently he has expounded: â€œWhen I started making clothes for my line Yâ€™s in 1977, all I wanted was for women to wear menâ€™s clothes. I jumped on the idea of designing coats for women. It meant something to me â€“ the idea of a coat guarding and hiding a womanâ€™s body. I wanted to protect the womanâ€™s body from something â€“ maybe from menâ€™s eyes or a cold wind.â€