Dealer Jeffrey Deitch will represent the estate of Rammellzee, the prolific graffiti artist, painter, philosopher, and musician. “Rammellzee was not at all focused on the art world when we met or aware of how if functioned but was essentially just looking for a platform and an audience for his ideas. I decided to take Ramm under my wing, so to speak, and introduced him to some of the friends I was making downtown, like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Charlie Ahearn, Edit deAk, and Patti Astor. All saw he was brilliant and believed he was a fascinating artist who should be known and shown,” says his contemporary, musician Fab 5 Freddy.
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A piece in Art Newspaper this week documents the string of Los Angeles galleries setting up shop in New York. “I think the move is giving us the chance to work more closely and be in more constant dialogue with the best institutions in the country,” says dealer François Ghebaly, who is opening a space in the city. “Selling art at this moment is not difficult, it’s more a question of who we want to sell to.”
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Located just off the beachside drag of Ocean Drive, amid the sandy hills of Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, Untitled Art Fair has once again raised its posts and opened its doors for its annual show during Miami Art Week. Place amid meandering beachgoers and booming soundsystems, as well as the annual throng of Art Basel Miami Beach visitors, the fair has one of the more unique positions in a week full of unique offerings, one that balances some of the most familiar sights of the city with the impressive work on view inside.