Fair  January 11, 2018  Megan D Robinson

Second Annual Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair Opens

Courtesy PBM+C

2017 Palm Beach Fair Modern+Contemporary Art Fair

A world class art fair, the second annual Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary Art Fair gathers over fifty international galleries offering exceptional contemporary and Post-War artwork. This five day fair opens Thursday, January 11th, with a VIP Preview benefiting The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society​, The Joe Namath Neurological Research Center and the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden​. Musical events and retrospectives of contemporary artists add to the appeal, including a showcase of animal sculptures by paper artist Chie Hitotsuyama.

Kicking everything off, rock ‘n’ roll icon and Grammy Award winning bassist Jason Newsted (formerly of Metallica) and Amir Tal of The Chophouse Band, gave an evening performance at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens on January 10th. Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary is also presenting The Chophouse Band on January 12th at the Cultural Council in nearby Lake Worth.

Courtesy 55Bellechasse

Jason Newsted, Rockstar Triptych, 2006.

Newsted’s exhibition of paintings, RAWK, is sure to draw crowds. Presented by the Parisian gallery 55Bellechasse, half of all sales will be donated to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. Additionally, a retrospective of Newsted’s visual art and music career is on display at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in downtown Lake Worth as part of their 40th anniversary celebration.

Courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery

Bettina von Zwehl, Scherzo di folia III, 2015

As a complement to the fair, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is hosting a commemorative special exhibit celebrating Israeli-born artist Boaz Vaadia (1951-2017)​. Featuring monumental and small-scale sculptures, the special exhibit is on display through April 2017, courtesy of Sponder Gallery​. A complimentary daily shuttle service will be available between the fair and the Gardens during general show hours.

Presented by Art Miami, Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary runs January 11th to January 15th. For further information and tickets, visit www.artpbfair.com.

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Megan D Robinson

Megan D Robinson writes for Art & Object and the Iowa Source.