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Client Projects: X-Contemporary Debuts At Miami Art Week 2015

Create Blueprint is excited to announce that we’re heading up Partnerships & Digital Marketing for X Contemporary, a new art fair that will debut during Miami Art Week this December.  Opening in the Wynwood district, across from Wynwood Walls, the boutique art fair will present a selection of 27 international exhibitors from the US, Europe and South America. The art fair will emphasize a crossover between postwar and contemporary art in specially curated projects that add depth to the fair’s exhibitions, while considering the art’s historic importance of the trends and cultural influences impacting artists today. The first edition of X Contemporary will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 6th with a vernissage for VIP guests and press on December 1st, from 5 to 10 p.m. Get tickets here.

Featured Exhibitions: Grace Hartigan Retrospective, Original Keith Haring Pop Shop sign, never-before-seen Jean Michel-Basquiat works, a HUSH live mural and a large showcase of Latin American artists. View the full list of exhibitors here.



Photo courtesy of the Grace Hartigan estate

1960­-1965, The Perry Collection, an exhibition of paintings and collages that represent Hartigan’s Abstract Expressionist style as it evolved in the early 1960s. The exhibition will be 2,000 square feet inside the X Contemporary Pavilion.

Hartigan was a key innovator amongst painters of the New York School and was the only female artist included in the traveling exhibit, The New American Painting, designed to introduce European audiences to American art. The variety of paintings in this anticipated exhibition will highlight Hartigan’s style of vivid color and texture painted on a large scale. The fair will provide the perfect opportunity to reintroduce Hartigan’s work to a professional audience of dealers, curators and critics. After its exhibition at X Contemporary, the collection will tour to other institutions both in the US and abroad.



Pamela Willoughby, an art consultant based in New York City and East Hampton that has served as an advisor to many respected contemporary collections, will showcase her expertise in post modern, contemporary and emerging art.

Presenting iconic handmade postcard collages created by Jean­ Michel Basquiat early in his career, alongside work by renowned UK based mural artist, Hush, Willoughby Art Advisory will give viewers the opportunity to consider the genesis of street art incorporation into the New York gallery scene and its global evolution through today.

This thought provoking range of work will also include work by artists Peter Dayton, Dora Frost and photography by the artistic team Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson.



Castle Fitzjohns Gallery presents the original Pop Shop sign, painted by Keith Haring for the Lafayette St. gallery in 1986. The 10­ panel Pop Shop Sign conceived and executed by Keith Haring, in collaboration with Andre Charles, extended across and around the building during its renovation beginning in the winter of 1986.

The sign was made from an original sketch drawn by Haring and served as a temporary placard until it was removed from the building in the fall of 1987. At the time of its removal by the City of New York, artist Robin Van Arsdol acquired it for his private collection where it has remained ever since. It has been exhibited internationally and was featured in Germany in 2010 and and was then sent to an exhibition at the Russian State Art Museum in Moscow in May 2011.

The Pop Shop sign will be presented in our VIP Lounge at X Contemporary.



TIMEBAG, the independently organized art project based in Colombia, will present a survey of work by emerging, mid-career and established Colombian arts, called Colombia N.O.W. This project curated by Carlos Uribe, Gabriel Mario Vélez and Maria Luisa Vélez, invites a public discussion on the country and culture of Colombia today. In this dynamic exhibition, the artists reflect on several social, political and emotional landscapes of a contemporary Colombia. Timebag will have a 1,500 square foot exhibition space inside the X Contemporary Pavilion.

The presentation will include works by artists: Libia Posada, Jesús Abad Colorado, Fredy Alzate, Juan Raúl Hoyos, Víctor Garcés, Paulo Licona, Harold Ortiz, Juan David Henao, Sara Herrera, Juan Obando, and José Moreno.