Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
What began as one art gallery in Paris has evolved into 7 magnificent galleries with prime locations in Bal Harbour, New York, Paris, London, Venice, Singapore and Hong Kong. Opera Gallery’s comprehensive collection features painting, sculpture and furniture by masters of the 21st, 20th and 19th centuries along with work from today’s emerging artists. This unique balance of the older masters and the exciting new talent is what defines Opera Gallery. The richly colored paintings of Raya Sorkine and Theo Tobaisse, the layered waxed pieces by Benedicte Blanc-Fontenille, are featured with the pop images of artist Masi, the ornately detailed figures of Roc-Roussey and the abstract work of Matta. Exquisite 3-dimensional pieces by Dali, Valdes, Botero and Arman are placed throughout the elegant space. Visitors seeking masters, including Chagall, Buffet, Utrillo, Picasso, and Lam, can relax in a special room and view a wide screen presentation from the gallery’s worldwide collection.
Owned and operated by a devoted group of experts, including Bal Harbour’s Director Bernard Markowicz, Opera Gallery’s staff is eager to provide guidance to their clients. Their monthly Opera Gallery News is sent online to highlight the latest acquisitions and to profile artists. Located on the second floor of Bay Harbour Shops, the gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday noon-6pm.
Artists in Exile
June 1 through June 30
Opera Gallery highlights the paintings of Theo Tobaisse and Kelyne during the month of June. The internationally renowned gallery features on-going exhibitions by 19th, 20th and 21st century masters, and modern, contemporary and emerging artists including Chagall, Picasso, Roc-Roussey, Segui, Lam and Blanc-Fontenille.
Oil on Canvas
15.7 x 47.2 In.
Baladins à la Pomme bleue
Oil on canvas
21.7 x 18.1 In.
Opening July 1 through August 10
Opera Gallery highlights the work of post-Cubist Claude Venard and the contemporary paintings of Mark Kaplan and Lita Cabellut through August 10.
Nature Morte et la Coupe de Fruits
Oil on canvas
51.2 x 38.2 In.
IRIS DE CAVALIERE
Oil on Canvas
63.8 X 51.2 in.
Made in Latin America
Opening August 15 through August 31
Opera Gallery celebrates the opening of the richly diverse exhibit “Made in Latin America” with a reception to honor the International Kids Fund, a program of Jackson Memorial Foundation that provides medical care to needy children from around the world. Gallery Director Bernard Markowicz has committed a percentage of the sales to IKF for artwork purchased during the reception. The breadth of the gallery’s Latin American collection includes master painters and sculptors who have achieved international stature along with newer talent. “Made in Latin America” highlights the following artists: Wilfredo Lam, considered to be one of the most important Cuban modernists; Uruguayan op-artist Diego Masi and his black and white abstract compositions; Chilean Surrealist Roberto Matta; Post-modern artist Antonio Segui whose paintings are filled with wit and humor; Ruben Berland who creates mystical Cuban landscapes; and perhaps the most widely recognized artist, Fernando Botero, whose overwhelmingly round figures in sculptures and paintings have become legendary in the art world. For information and an invitation to the opening reception call the gallery at 305-868-3337.