Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary (PBM+C) will return for its fifth edition to feature an internationally acclaimed group of galleries and artists. The event will open with an exclusive invitation-only VIP Preview benefiting the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens on Thursday, March 24, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Presented by Art Miami, PBM+C will run through Sunday, March 27, to gather world-class investment of quality art to produce one of the most culturally savvy and discerning collections in the world.
“We are thrilled to bring back the can’t-miss art event of the Palm Beach season with the fifth edition of the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary fair at our new location, aligning us with the respected Palm Beach International Yacht Show,” Nick Korniloff says, Director of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary. “This year’s fair is a direct reflection of our prestigious Art Miami fair that runs annually alongside Art Basel Miami Beach and will showcase select investment quality artworks presented by nearly 100 international galleries representing world-class artists from the 20th and 21st century.”
Prominent collectors, curators, art connoisseurs, interior designers, museum directors, architects and art world luminaries are expected to attend. Featured displays will include essential 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. Collectible pieces will be on display and available for acquisition from renowned artists, including Robert Motherwell; Kiyoshi Nakagami; Roy Lichtenstein; Lynn Chadwick; Kenneth Noland; Banksy; Kaws; Yayoi Kusama; Alex Katz; Carlos Cruz-Diez; David Hockney; George Condo; Fernando Botero; Alexander Calder; Jean Arp; Manolo Valdés; Sam Francis; Henry Moore; Donald Sultan; Mickalene Thomas; Harry Benson; Anthony James; Andy Warhol; Pablo Picasso; Kenny Scharf; Damien Hirst; Chun Kwang Young; Julian Wild; Nicole Pietrantoni; Jacob Gils; Ahmed Alsoudani; Andy Burgess; David Salle; Brad Howe; Milton Avery; Larry Rivers;Hans Hofmann; Louise Nevelson; James Rosenquist; Judith Godwin; Richard Hambleton; Claudio Bravo; Deborah Butterfield; Ian Davenport; David Datuna; Roberto Mata; Hyun Ae Kang; Jules Olitski; Oswaldo Vilgas and more.
The fair has partnered with the historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG), 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 historical 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 pieces 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.
Opera Gallery will present a special solo exhibition of a 78” Wall Portal (Solar Black) by Anthony James – a British/American artist based in Los Angeles, known for his monumental and performative sculptures and installations alongside Udo Nöger’s There Is No Time 5 and There Is No Time 6, a series of mixed media on canvases.
Guests will enjoy on-site amenities throughout the weekend, including cafés, dining spaces, VIP Lounge, parking and more. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a complimentary shuttle between the fair and Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will be available on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.
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.