ARTFIXdaily: AQUA Art Miami Closes With Record Attendance

Starting with the private VIP Preview, which had collectors queueing up down the block, interest in emerging and mid-career artists translated into record-breaking sales of works, such as Seager/Gray Gallery of Mill Valley, California which reported the sale of a blown glass bird by artist Jane Rosen for $24,000 and a book sculpture by Andrew Hayes for an undisclosed price on opening night.  More than 3,000 patrons interacted with gallerists, artists, curators and fellow collectors in the alfresco Aqua courtyard as guests enjoyed curated music bySound.wav.  Throughout the week, Aqua welcomed museum professionals and affiliate groups at a nightly happy hour, and hosted an event on Saturday showcasing British Art and Design, sponsored by the British Consulate, Industry Gallery, Quintessentially and Modern Magazine.  By the fair’s close on Sunday, December 7, Aqua reached just under 11,000 in total attendance, demonstrating a continued year-on-year increase from 6,000 in 2012 and 10,000 in 2013.

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