Perle Fine "Figure Descending a Ladder," 1960. Oil on canvas, 43 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Vincent Vallarino Fine Art.
Lee Hall "Captiva-Dusk Shore," 2015. Mixed media collage on canvasboard, 8 x 10 inches. Courtesy of Jerald Melberg Gallery.

 Frieze Week always brings with it a flurry of art events, but few are as highly anticipated as the inaugural Art Miami New York (AMNY) fair. Produced by the esteemed ownership team of Art Miami, AMNY will bring the brand’s distinct style and ambiance to New York City. According to Nick Korniloff, the Founder/Partner of AMNY, “It only seemed natural to choose New York in May...we want to utilize the international equity that we have with the collector and art professional community with the Art Miami brand to complement the major contemporary and post-war spring auctions and the other art fairs [happening during Frieze Week]. Our goal is for Art Miami New York to develop internationally as a must-attend destination fair for those interested in acquiring the best works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries.”

Alexander Calder "Rouge et Bleu," 1971. Gouache and ink on paper, 30 x 43 inches. Signed lower center: "Calder 71." Courtesy of Hollis Taggart Galleries.

Led by the former Armory Show Director, Katelijne De Backer, AMNY will welcome 100 leading international galleries to the renowned Pier 94 on Thursday, May 14. Featuring galleries that are new to Art Miami as well as veteran exhibitors, AMNY will present a versatile and rich selection of works. The fair, which caters to both seasoned and new collectors, will include fresh secondary market works by top artists from the modern and post-war eras as well as pieces by emerging talent and mid-career cutting-edge artists.

 Among the not-to-be-missed exhibitors are Mark Borghi Fine Art (New York/Palm Beach/Bridgehampton), specialists in American post-war art that will present works by Neil Williams, an important exponent of Minimal and Systemic painting; Hollis Taggart Galleries, specialists in fine American paintings and sculpture that will offer works by such luminaries as Louise Bourgeois, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Hans Hofmann, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Milton Avery, Norman Bluhm, Helen Frankenthaler, and Robert Motherwell; Vincent Vallarino Fine Art (New York), dealers of post-war American Abstract Expressionism that will present works by Jim Dine, Raymond Parker, Esteban Vicente, Christopher Wool, Richard Diebenkorn, George Condo, Franz Kline, and Joan Mitchell; Jerald Melberg Gallery (Charlotte), a modern and contemporary gallery representing artists from a variety of movements and all geographic regions that will exhibit works by Romare Bearden, Wolf Kahn, Harold Shapinsky, and others; Gerald Peters Gallery (New York), one of the most respected dealers of American art of the 19th and 20th centuries that will present works by Alexander Liberman, Sam Francis, Wayne Thiebaud, Lisa Corinne Davis, Tom Wesselmann, and Frank Wimberley; and Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art (London), which will present works by some of the most important postwar and contemporary artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Chamberlain, Yayoi Kusama, Sol Lewitt, Nam June Paik, Claes Oldenburg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol.

Frank Stella "Then Water Came and Quenched the Fire," 1986. Hand colored & collaged with lithographic, linoleum block & silkscreen printings, heightened by the artist using oil paint and oil stick, 53.2 x 52 inches. Signed on front: "paint over reject print F. Stella '86." Courtesy of Gerald Peters Gallery.

Korniloff said, I’m very pleased that Art Miami continues to grow and receive the recognition that it deserves -- our galleries are great caretakers and ambassadors of the art market. They wanted to be in New York in a big way and now they have a fair that represents them correctly and allows them to reinforce, renew, and connect with collectors in the most important city in the world for the arts. In addition, the work that Art Miami is doing in New York will benefit the continued growth of the art market and artists’ careers while reinforcing the gallery system for collecting art in a very accessible manner. The fair will be able to service and satisfy the most seasoned collector or a new collector that may have the financial means but not the knowledge -- that’s what Art Miami is about.”

AMNY will kick off with an invitation-only VIP Preview on Thursday, May 14, providing collectors, art advisors, curators, and members of the press with an exclusive look at the show’s offerings. The fair will remain open to the public through Sunday, May 17.