New Art for New Developments
Snapped in Brickell Flatiron Park yesterday, artist Julian Schnabel and his 20-foot-high monumental bronze sculpture, “Ahab,” which made the trip from his studio in Montauk to Miami to grace the front of the Brickell Flatiron gallery. The gallery opened during this Art Basel week as both public art installation and as the sales and design gallery for Brickell Flatiron, a condo development by CMC Group, which will start on the site next year.
Also on display in time for Art Basel: the glow-in-the-dark 2014 Porsche Art Car by artist Daniela Wicki at the Porsche Design Tower sales center. Currently only about 10% of its units at the Dezer Development project remain unsold, out of a total of 132. Another Dezer project, Residences by Armani/Casa, will feature a more traditional curated collection of museum-quality pieces, including sculptures by Sandro Chia and Sinisa Kukec, along with works by Venice Biennale artist Marcelo Legrand.