For the 3rd year in a row, Ingrid’s work will be exhibited at Art Miami, part of Art Basel/Miami week. Each year hundreds of galleries, showing thousands of works of art converge on Miami. It is the most influential and prestigious gathering of art and galleries in the country. Ingrid’s work will be exhibited by Unix Gallery of New York City. Unix is known for its influential and cutting edge art, a true innovator and leader in the art world. It is a great honor to be exhibiting with them.
The featured work this year will be Ingrid’s masterpiece, Cherished Memories of Cornell’s Lost Muse. As the title suggests, the work is an homage to Joseph Cornell. Ingrid reached deep into her psyche to create a work of not only sublime beauty, but intense emotion. The central figure is the young Queen Isabella of Austria surrounded by her dreamlike memories. The antique objects seem to hover, frozen in time, as the princess looks out through her dream at the viewer, questioning, wondering whether time exists at all, and who after all, is the dreamer.
Art Miami opens on Tuesday, December 2nd and continues through Sunday, December 7th.
Midtown Miami Complex (Winwood Art District)
Art Miami Website: www.art-miami.com
Unix Gallery, NYC booth D-12
Unix Gallery Website: www.Unixgallery.com
Unix Gallery is currently exhibiting three works by Ingrid Dee Magidson at the Art, Antique and Jewelry Show in New York City at the Park Avenue Armory. What a great venue, city and gallery. What an honor, thank you Daniela and Alex!
Three Exhibitions, two countries, and one book signing. Ingrid’s work will be showing in 4 venues this fall, from San Francisco to New York City and Aspen to Toronto. It is a great opportunity for you to see her new work and possibly meet the artist. Here is the schedule:
The exceptional Unix Gallery of New York, London and Miami just finished a fabulous weekend exhibiting at Art Southampton. Ingrid was well represented with three works among their outstanding contemporary artists.
Be sure to visit the Unix Gallery in New York City (Chelsea) and this weekend (Aug 1 – 4) in Aspen at Art Aspen. For more information, visit the Unix Gallery web site: www.UnixGallery.com
Ingrid’s new book, Madness of the Muses – the Art of Ingrid Dee Magidson is in print and available!
From the back cover:
Ingrid Dee Magidson’s art career began just over six years ago. In that brief time, she has had 15 solo exhibitions (most of those sellout shows), a museum exhibition, her work included twice at the Hermitage Museum Foundation Gala in New York City, numerous magazine features and a loyal international group of art collectors which include: the Alpina Gstaad, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and Jackie Bezos. The Madness of the Muses is a richly illustrated look at the life and work of this rising art star. Magidson’s unique style combines the poetic paintings of the Renaissance with contemporary and antique materials to form works of sublime beauty. Each piece is imbued with a sense of spirit, as if time has stopped and we are looking at people long gone, but brought back to life in Magidson’s extraordinary work. One collector describes his experience:
It is as if the artist has compressed 500 years into a single work of art. These few fragile layers of antique objects, paint and butterflies are arranged in such a way that I can see into the very depths of a stranger’s soul. I begin to pull away, but I can’t stop looking.
We returned from New York City a few days ago. Our hearts go out to all the people of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. For the most part Manhattan looked pretty good (excluding some of the southern part). New Yorkers are a hearty bunch and they got things up and running very quickly. We visited our dear friend Eva Cellini in New Jersey and that was another story. Trees and light poles littered the streets. The damage took one’s breath away. It is obviously much better now, but we certainly offer those still suffering our thoughts and prayers.
Saturday, November 10th the Hermitage Museum Foundation threw its annual gala to support the Hermitage Museum and specifically the “Art From America” program. Jeff Koons and Erik Bulatov were this year’s honorees. Both spoke eloquently about their art and inspirations. Two great artists from different cultures, with more in common as artists than not. Truly inspiring.
After the dinner and speakers the auction began. OK, I’ll admit it now, Ingrid and I were nervous. Her piece was the first to be auctioned off. We held our breaths as the bidding began. This was an $18,000 piece and the bidding began at $2,000. It bounced around, $4,000, $6,000, then stalled at $8,000. OK, somebody’s going to get a great bargain, we thought. Then a collector jumped in at $10,000 and the bidding stopped. The auctioneer was about to slam the hammer down when… I’m not going to tell you. You are going to have to see for yourself. I posted the video of the auction on YouTube. Forgive the poor quality, it was taken using my iPhone.
The video only shows the auctioning of Ingrid’s piece. The rest of the evening was terrific and I’ve heard report that they raised quite a bit of money from the sale of works by Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Michal Rovner and Martin Mull. It is also gratifying to know that a portion of the money raised will go to help relief efforts for hurricane victims – nice touch.
Ingrid and I would like to thank the many people who put on this elegant and important event: the generous board members of the Hermitage Museum Foundation, especially Paul and Chauncie Rodzianko and their daughter Marina, Mark Kelner. Thank you staff and associates of the Hermitage Museum Foundation, especially Annie. Thank you Phillips de Pury Auctioneers for the beautiful setting surrounded by great contemporary art. And thank you Simon de Pury for your auction wizardry. A very special thanks goes to Brad and Penny Place, our dear friends and patrons who helped make the evening possible for us.