Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary
Palm Beach, FLJanuary 12, 2017
Celebrating its inaugural year, the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary (PBM+C) art fair, presented by Art Miami LLC and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, opened its doors on Thursday January 12th and continued through the 15th, and was immediately recognized as a leading international contemporary and modern art fair. Attendance of prestigious art collectors, connoisseurs, advisors and notable museum professionals surged through the weekend, while galleries reported significant sales of investment quality blue chip, contemporary and Post-War works.
City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, PBM+C Founder and Owner Nick Korniloff and his wife Pamela Cohen, Art Miami LLC partners Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler, Christopher Roog – Director of Economic Development in WPB, and Andrew Aiken – President & CEO and Bridget Baratta – Chief Development Officer, at The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, opened the fair with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, while collectors, art connoisseurs and art world luminaries were greeted with champagne and a sampling of Chef Erik Petterson’s Italian menu from EVO upon arrival.
More than 17,500 attendees, including Tommy Hilfiger and NFL legend Joe Namath, admired work from nearly one-thousand artists presented by more than fifty international galleries throughout the four days. Six thousand guests attended the fair’s VIP preview, which was sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate and benefitted The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, to which Mr. Korniloff presented with a check for $25,000 at the VIP opening on behalf of the Fair.
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