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About Anthony Japour
Anthony Japour is an art collector and art advisor. Japour lectures on the Chinese Contemporary Art Movement and its relationship to the pillars of Western Contemporary Art. For over a decade [2002-2012], Japour mounted numerous art exhibitions and installations in Miami Beach and South Florida through AJ Japour Gallery and linked these exhibitions to charity events at his home in South Beach devoted to the health, education and welfare of children. Japour has served on the Fine Arts Board and the Cultural Arts Council of the City of Miami Beach. Japour has been a contributor writing on contemporary art for SocialMiami.com since 2010.
Pictured: Anthony Japour at ArtBasel-Miami Beach 2015 with in the foreground, Evan Holloway, Inverted Tree #1, 2012, bronze, cel-vinyl, 64 x 26 x 25 in., 162,6 x 66 x 63,5 cm (foreground); and the background (partial view) Louise Bourgeois, THE FAMILY, 2008, gouache on paper, an indivisible suite of 12 sheets, each sheet: 39,4 x 30,5 cm (15 1/2 x 12 inches) © The Easton Foundation, New York, Licensed by VAGA, New York.
Anthony Japour Looks at Contemporary Sculptor Evan Holloway
Like medicine where as a doctor, my patients are at times my teachers, in the art world, my art advisory clients at times teach me about a new artist. That is the case for sculptor Evan Holloway whose work I first saw some years ago at the home of a major art collector client of mine. Evan Holloway’s Tree, Twig, and Mold
sculptures were exhibited at the 2015 Art Basel Miami Beach at the booths of Xavier Hufkens Gallery from Brussels and David Kordansky Gallery from Los Angeles. And, from what I hear, Holloway [finally] had his break out year at this year’s Miami Edition of Art Basel...
Portraiture Exhibitions in Miami and New York City
Anthony Japour darted back and forth between South Florida and the Big Apple. "Having recently returned from New York where I saw two wonderful portraiture exhibitions I’ve been thinking a lot about portraiture lately, and the role it has played in the history of art."
Read more about Japour's visits to exhibitions of Gustav Klimt at the Neue Gallery and rising star Kehinde Wiley at The Brooklyn Museum. He also visited The Boca Raton Museum of Art for Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power, which features works from private collections lovingly pieced together for a traveling exhibition, on view through July 12.
Xu Bing’s Masterpieces at the Frost Museum
Some years ago during Art Basel Miami Beach, I hosted a Symposium on the Chinese Contemporary Art Movement at the Center for Visual Communication sponsored, in part, by Art & Antiques Magazine. In attendance were art collectors, art dealers, curators, and as well as experts and specialists from Christies, Sotheby's and Bonhams. Auction houses. It was a lively series of talks and I provocatively posed a question to the experts: Which Chinese Contemporary artist's works would still be talked about in the 22nd Century?
While the more familiar names we often see in the headlines with auction records such as Zeng Fanzhi, Yue Minjun, and Zhang Xiaogang were mentioned (notably, no one mentioned Ai Wei Wei... of course that was before he got into trouble with the Chinese law). I said: the artist "Xu Bing" who is on view now at the Frost Museum...
Miami goes to Bogota! - Anthony Japour explores the work of Jaime Gili
Anthony Japour expounds on the work of Latin American artist Jaime Gili, whose art is being represented at the ArtBo 2014 Art Fair in Bogota, Colombia by one of the most important galleries in Miami, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery.
Critics have described Gili’s work as “a mix of Pop, Minimalism, Vorticism, Futurism and graffiti Art” and as “a bomb exploding on a Cruz Diez”.Pictured: Anthony Japour and Darlene Perez discussing Latin contemporary artists at the Design Center of America
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works at Bass Museum
El Anatsui (Ghanaian, b. 1944) has a stunning exhibition of his monumental works at the Bass Museum through early August 2014. During an intimate art conversation with Silvia Karman Cubina, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Museum, we learned a lot more about the enigmatic artist, El Anatsui who views himself as a sculptor, though his multi-media artistic production defies categorization.Pictured: El Anatsui, Ink Splash, 2010