In Miami, Buyers Hit the Beach for Untitled Art Fair

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Mixed-media paintings and textile works by emerging and mid-career artists were hot sellers.


“Everything’s gone,” Harlem gallerist Claire Oliver said of her booth.

That was no surprise, given Bahamanian artist Gio Swaby’s sold-out debut at the gallery this past spring. Three of her large-format textile portraits had been snapped up for $25,000 each, while a set of nine smaller works went for $54,000.

Oliver’s presentation also included a gallery newcomer, Robert Peterson, whose figurative oil paintings of Black men and women were priced at $16,000 to $60,000.

November 30, 2021