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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, Florida 33161
305-893-6211
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
Sunday Noon – 5pm
Monday Closed
Last Friday of the Month 7pm – 10pm
$5 Adults
$3 Students and Seniors
Free for children under 12 and North Miami residents
By donation on Tuesday

MoCA in North Miami opened its 23,000 square foot building in February 1996 and shows around 10 exhibitions each year. The museum’s permanent collection is comprised of over 400 works, including artists such as John Baldessari, Dan Flavin, Dennis Oppenheim, Gabriel Orozco and Raymond Pettibon.

Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
Karen Kilimnik
September 7 – November 11, 2007
Jorge Pardo
December 4, 2007 – March 2, 2008
Enoc Perez
December 6, 2007 – March 22, 2008