Bridge Art Fair 2007 in Miami
It’s hard to argue with Miami in December. Sun and sand and arguably the largest convergence of contemporary art and design on the globe takes place in Miami Beach and Miami proper every year the first week in December. Now in our sophomore year, Bridge takes place two blocks from Art Basel at The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club in two buildings at 1732 Collins Avenue. Home to the two-story Red Bar in the Catalina Hotel main building and the always-hopping Maxine Restaurant next door, visitors can eat and drink to their heart’s content between browsing more than 80 rooms of international emerging and new contemporary art. Now more international than ever, Bridge Art Miami hosts exhibitors from eight countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, France and Denmark. Situated across the street from the most luxurious hotels in South Beach, collectors simply stop in on their way to Basel.
Make sure to add Bridge to your art tour of Miami this spring! Stop in every day from 7-8pm for happy hour at the Red Bar in the main Catalina hotel building. Drinks are free!
The focus of the Bridge Art Fair is on emerging and new contemporary work in all media. This includes but is not limited to painting, prints, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, film, video, new media and conceptual art. The goal of the Bridge Art Fair, an international exposition of new art, is to broaden the exposure of emerging and contemporary art and artists by providing a cost-effective showcase for the best in new art from both established and emerging galleries, ateliers, storefronts, artist collectives and artist-run spaces.
In a short period of time, Bridge has skyrocketed to become a major influence in the international contemporary art market, offering new finds for collectors and art professionals worldwide. Bridge New York follows several successful fairs in 2007. Bridge London ’07, located at the historic Trafalgar Hotel, featured 70 exhibitors from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and the US. The abundant media coverage included Art Newspaper, the New York Times, ABC, BBC, CNN, Fox News, and Art Info. Sales figures were well over a million dollars, with high-profile buyers including Beth DeWoody and a number of major US museums. Lloyd’s TSB, the fair’s sponsor, was inherent to the success of Bridge, inviting many important clients and offering special art-purchasing programs. Miami reaffirmed Bridge as a luxury brand, with nearly 80 exhibitors and total sales in excess of three million dollars. Bridge once again proved itself the flagship show on Collins Avenue.