Nina Johnson in The Art Newspaper
Miami market struggles to take off…but the fun-and-sun capital is starting to see growth in its grassroots scene.
By Cristina Ruiz
When Art Basel launched its Miami edition in 2002, the city was filled with excitement. The fair would serve as a catalyst for the local art mar- ket and dealers would prosper here, said enthusiasts.
None was keener than the Parisian dealer Emmanuel Perrotin (G6) whose artists include Takashi Murakami and Maurizio Cattelan. He opened a 1,500 sq. m space in Wynwood in 2005. “I was expect- ing many galleries to jump to the city and transform it into the Berlin of the United States. Real estate is very cheap and living is quite cheap so it is an attractive place for artists to move to,” he told The Art Newspaper…
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