MIAMI, Oct. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Christie's International Real Estate, the world's leading luxury real estate network, and Art Miami, Miami's original and longest-running contemporary art fair, today announced that Christie's International Real Estate will serve as the "Official Luxury Real Estate Partner" for Art Miami, taking place December 4 through 9 in South Florida during what is known as Art Week. The sponsorship extends to Art Miami's new sister event, CONTEXT Art Miami, an emerging and cutting-edge contemporary art fair that will be adjacent to the Art Miami Pavilion.
Thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists worldwide will converge in Miami to participate in the 23rd annual and globally acclaimed event. With the combination of Art Miami's and CONTEXT's exhibiting galleries, the city's trendy Wynwood Arts District will be transformed into a thriving international destination, featuring 190 galleries from 21 countries within 250,000 square feet of curated indoor and outdoor exhibition space. The outdoor entertainment area connecting the two fairs will include a café and bar, performance stage and curated projects.
Throughout the duration of the fair, Christie's International Real Estate will host a booth to showcase luxury residential real estate offerings, affording Art Miami visitors an appreciation of the global scope of the spectacular homes represented by its network of Affiliates. On display will be properties from the 127 brokerages from across the globe, which comprise the Christie's International Real Estate network. Nine firms from the network are co-sponsors and will be on site during the weeklong event. They are:
Art Miami and CONTEXT are held in custom designed state-of-the-art pavilions in Midtown Miami, within the evolving Wynwood Arts District of Miami. The Fairs will collectively showcase the best in emerging, cutting-edge, contemporary and modern art. This includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, video, new media, and prints from Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and the United States, in addition to numerous specially curated exhibitions.
"The Christie's brand is an iconic symbol in the world of fine art," added Nick Korniloff, Director and Partner of Art Miami. "Our clients have many commonalities. These individuals are not only accustomed to traveling abroad in search of quality works of contemporary art, but often own multiple homes in luxury destinations. It is truly an ideal relationship."
Dubbed by many as the new contemporary art capital of the world, Miami's evolution as an international center of the arts has mirrored the city's growth as a true global destination. A recent report noted that Miami International Airport had more international flights than any other airport in the nation. Miami is home to more than 1,400 multinational corporations with regional operations throughout the city.
"Ours is the only real estate network owned by a fine art auction house," says Bonnie Stone Sellers, Chief Executive Officer. "Connecting fine art with luxury real estate is at the core of the distinct synergy we offer our clientele and our Affiliates worldwide. We look forward to participating in this renowned and internationally celebrated event and introducing to Art Miami's audience the highest levels of client service and luxury expertise in residential real estate that our name represents."
About Christie's International Real Estate
Christie's International Real Estate is an invitation-only Affiliate network composed of the world's most proven and qualified real estate specialists. The company has central hubs in London, New York, and Hong Kong; field offices in Beverly Hills, California, Chicago, Illinois, and Palm Beach, Florida; and approximately 127 Affiliates in Europe and the U.K.; North, Central, and South America; and the Caribbean as well as Asia, Africa, and Oceania. The company has recently embarked on an aggressive expansion programme to identify exceptional brokerages in key markets with an aim to invite the most deserving to join our network of luxury real estate specialists. In the past six months alone, the network has added new Affiliates in Hong Kong, the United States, Europe, Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean. For additional information about Christie's International Real Estate, please visit www.christiesrealestate.com.
About Art Miami
Miami's longest running contemporary art fair, Art Miami will run from December 4 through December 9, 2012. As the anchor art fair to the City of Miami, the fair will return with a compelling array of modern and contemporary artwork from over 120 international galleries. Art Miami will be held in a state-of-the-art 125,000-square-foot pavilion in Miami's burgeoning Wynwood Arts District. Art Miami's highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview, on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, will benefit the Miami Art Museum. (www.art-miami.com).
About CONTEXT Art Miami
Miami's newest emerging and cutting-edge living artist contemporary art fair will coincide with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. Trendsetting galleries from around the globe will exhibit in a state-of-the-art 45,000-square-foot pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami. CONTEXT will feature a curated group of 65 galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects, and multimedia exhibits. CONTEXT's highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview, on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, will benefit the Miami Art Museum. (www.contextartmiami.com)
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