"On a recent Thursday night, the Conde Contemporary Gallery on Miracle Mile held the opening for its new show, “Idols of the Tribe,” a collection of symbolic and magical realism works mostly by Cuban and Latin American painters and sculptors. If the gallery scene in the Gables is dead, no one bothered to tell the more than 400 people who came through the gallery that night."Read More
Twiggy, Bowie and Yoko were regulars, and Freddie Mercury met his girlfriend and partner Mary Austin while she was a shopgirl there. "[Freddie] was so very clever. He told me to get the roof garden [at the final Biba store] restricted so nobody could touch it. He was really thinking," Hulanicki recalls.Read More
On behalf of the participating artists and myself, thank you for making the opening night of “no method to our madness” a success. If you’ve not yet seen the exhibition and find yourself in Miami, please do stop in or give us a call to schedule a private viewing. The show will be up through March 14th.
We've been asked to give a talk, Collecting on A Budget, to a group we're delighted to host, Women United, "...a global force of 70,000 plus women dedicated to creating a world of opportunity, for everyone", at the gallery this month for a reception, talk and preview of the upcoming exhibition, "Return to Order", which opens on Friday, November 30th.
It occurred to us, this might also interest you, so here's a basic overview.
In Latin American art, something more intelligent, more human, is emerging, from colossal Olmec heads and gold Inca figurines, through the paintings of Dr. Atl, the Mexican muralists and the grande dame of Salvadoran painting Rosa Mena Valenzuela, Latin American art has always been humanistic, representational and figurative.Read More
As a boy, Toledo del Rio and two close friends dreamed of being artists “in a society where things were very difficult.” They longed for a moment when someone would discover them, trust their work and guide then through the competitive world of fine art. In recent years, that opportunity arrived when curators from the Conde Contemporary art gallery in Miami discovered the magical realism of the young Cuban dreamer.Read More