Monday, December 05, 2005

Back in NYC: Miami Day 7

We-e-e-e-ell....someone clearly left the door open and let all the heat out while we were's frickin' freezing here.

We spent our last night in Miami in Little Havana, where we traditionally get together with friends for dinner at the Versaille...yes, we know it's a tourist trap in the eyes of the locals, but it's open late, which we need the day we're packing attendance were the core gallery family, Bambino and yours truly, Josh and Amanda; our wonderful friends Jimmy Kantor and Julie Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud; Scott Westover, the amazing new curator of the Progressive collection (and no stranger to a good time) and his beautiful friend (who although I met I can't recall her name now...blame the mojitos); and the very talented couple, our friends, artist Sharon Louden and jazz musician extraordinaire, Vinson Valega (who also just happens to write the excellent blog at
Consilience Productions).

We had a lovely time dishing the art world and totalling our sales (which topped last year's handily...and that's before follow-up, which looks to make previous years pale in comparison...thanks again Miami!!!).

Once again, though, let me send a very big THANK YOU to Jac and Dirk and all the folks who clearly worked so hard pulling Aqua was an astounding accomplishment and hands down the overall best fair experience we've ever had. (And Dirk, sorry about my late packing grouchiness...I had had my bank card stolen the day before and, well...I'll make it up to you when you visit us in New York.)

Here are some final photos from our trip before I let my very weary head hit my favorite pillow:

An excellent blogger and S.O.(if you know her already, you don't need her name...if you don't, I don't want to out her...just take my word for it)

The awesome Aqua courtyard by night, with Doreen McCarthy's sculpture in the fountain in the background.

Two people close to my heart at a party at the Ritz Carlton, if not entirely in focus...again, I'm not one to name name's unless given permission, but one's a friend and very thoughtful collector and the other one I sleep with.

And some drunken fool trying to drive a Rolls Royce without the keys at the art Nexus party...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

your room looked great! and the venue was so inviting (inner courtyard and nice surround light) and such a relief after the scale of basel.... i look forward to seeing your new chelsea space

12/06/2005 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

thanks anon...we felt it was our strongest art fair showing to date.

that courtyard was phenomenally relaxing...I can't count how many people noted that compared with the other venues that one was a breath of fresh air...navigation and hanging around wise...

We're shooting for Jan 12 for the grand opening...more info soon.


12/06/2005 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike @ ModernArtObsession said...

Ed, I thought your room looked great, and you guys were one of the true standouts of the Aqua fair! Congrats!
So when's the big open party for your new space??

12/06/2005 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Thanks Mike,

I've really enjoyed your coverage of the fairs...

opening should be 1/12/06...more info soon


12/06/2005 12:43:00 PM  

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