We were delighted to attend Art Miami for the second year running, with talented British artists David Yarrow and The Connor Brothers in attendance. Visitors to our stand, from 4th – 9th December, enjoyed works by a variety of world-renowned artists including Richard Hambleton, RETNA and Bradley Theodore among many others.
Maddox Gallery has rapidly expanded to include three Mayfair spaces, a gallery on Westbourne Grove, a European outpost in the luxury Alpine ski resort of Gstaad, and for the first time a physical space in the US market. In October 2018, we celebrated the opening of Maddox Gallery Los Angeles, our sixth location globally and the first in North America.
Our booth at Art Miami dedicated a substantial section to works by the late Richard Hambleton, recognised as the “godfather” of street art and best known for his recurring motif of a black-silhouetted figure referred to as the Shadow Man. During the booming art market of the 1980’s, Hambleton became one of the leading figures that emerged from downtown New York City alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Leading wildlife photographer David Yarrow was in attendance and unveiled captivating new pieces. Yarrow has built a world-class reputation for producing photographs of the planet’s most remote landscapes, cultures and endangered animals, with daring methods for coaxing dangerous animals to approach his camera lens as he lays in wait.
We displayed works from Marquis Duriel Lewis, better identified as Los Angeles-based street artist RETNA. Enjoying a global reputation as one of the most prominent and wealthy street artists of our time, RETNA is known for his distinctive and unique script inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs, calligraphy, Native American typography and traditional graffiti.
The Connor Brothers, also in attendance from the UK, debuted previously unseen oil paintings at the Maddox Gallery booth. Their artwork has been sold alongside Banksy and Damien Hirst at Christie’s and Bonham’s, and enjoys global attention.
Niclas Castello is a contemporary artist influenced by Pop Art and best known for his sculpture series of metallic lips titled ‘The Kiss’. Born and raised in East Germany, Castello cites the fall of the Berlin Wall and a lifelong fascination with colour as major artistic influences in his life.
Bradley Theodore is a visual artist born in Turks & Caicos, raised in Cuba, and now calls New York his home. In each generation, an artist emerges with the potential to become iconic, and Theodore’s signature Dia de los Muertos style and bold brush strokes are instantly recognisable.