November 25: Det blir visst litt sporadisk blogging herfra, men det er visst slik det må være når tiden ikke strekker helt til....
Nå reiser vi igjen til Miami for å delta på verdens største kunstmesse under Art Basel Week. I år har vi med oss tilsammen 50 malerier (allerede sendt avgårde i en stor kasse) av Olav Mathisen, Peter Ravn, Gabriel Schmitz, Luis Bivar og Tone Dietrichson.
Jeg reiser sammen med Kathrine og Bianca fra galleriet og vi skal møte Rune som er kurator i Exhibit no9. Han skal jobbe sammen med oss i Miami. Dette blir stas. Skal blogge litt hver dag...
November 27: l changed my mind, l am going to do this in English. But remember; I am a Norwegian. I will try my best. Yesterday l got all our Businesscards/USB-sticks that we are bringing to Scope Miami. They look great! I came up with the idea because almost none of our vistors at our booth last year wanted to carry a Catalouge. And this device is made of plastic and it's an hidden memory-stick inside with all the paintings on it.
All the artworks are published here as well: http://www.galleriramfjord.net/393085146
In Transit. 15 hour trip. Bianca and me left Oslo at 12:00. Stopped in Copenhagen for two hours In Miami 08:00pm local time and met Rune at the AirPort. Rune works at Exhibit No 9 as a curator and has come to Miami from Asbury Park to help us out. Kathrine is coming on Monday.
Elisabeth Ramfjord (me), Bianca Boege and Rune Egenes.
Bianca having fun!
Rune having fun!
Hanging Luis Bivars sculpture "psyke" from the ceiling.
Finished...at least with one wall.
Good night from Miami:-))
Woke up early. Breakfast in the sun. Just another day at Miami Beach!
Bianca and Rune went to IKEA (!) to buy a desk...felt weird.
Luis Bivar and me directioning the "lightman"...
And the lighting turned out great! (Luis Bivar & Peter Ravn)
Olav Mathisen, Gabriel Schmitz and Luis Bivar.
Peter Ravn and Tone Dietrichson.
Morten Andersen og Peter Max Jacobsen) fra Galleri Oxholm. Vårt samarbeidsgalleri i København er på plass i Miami.
Today l actually got time to have a look at the other galleries at Scope and this is one of my favourites from Maria Polsky Gallery in Chicago.
Swoon. Love it! At the entrance at Scope.
I met Morten Viskum today at Scope, really nice to see him again. He is represented by L'inlassable Galerie in Paris.
Tomorrow is the Vip and press opening. The fair opens at 12:00. Wish us luck!
Good night from Miami...
December 2: First view / press and Vip
So happy that Luis Bivar (the artist) is here. There have been two journalists from the press talking to him today at the fair!
This guy loved Luis' sculpture and we loved his...
First sale :-))
A Norwegian friend of the gallery visitinging us for the second time at Scope. We took him with us to Mana and he loved it!
I am honored to be in this pic. Rune staged this picture of us at Mana tonight.
Its been a great day...
Good night from Miami!
Second day at Scope.
Today we have rearranged our Booth a bit and had to emty our storage several times to show people more art. A visitor from yesterday came by because he had dreamt of one of Gabriel Schmitz' paintings. I think he will come back and buy it...
Look who came by our Booth today!!!
An absolute privilege to meet the amazingly talented artist Kazuhiro Tsuji ! He is such a Nice guy!
Third day at Scope, half way trough the fair. A bit quiet so far, but a lot of interest in all the participating artists. Olav Mathisen is getting a lot of attention because of his young age.
I have used half the day going to Art Basel, Miami Project and Art Miami. I am working on connecting with other galleries in the US. I wanted to introduce my artists and make new contacts and its going really well so far. The Business card with the memory stuck is a success!
I am absolutly exhausted...in a good way. Good night from Miami:-))
Fantastic day @Scope
The Norwegian Council in New York came by. So great!
Started out by selling this piece by Peter Ravn to an American collector. It will hang in his New York office. Funny story, we actually met in the elevator at our appartment building!
Luis Bivar. Sold today.
Luis Bivar. Sold today.
Great (!) Party last night and had to get up early to meet Eileen Kaminsky for breakfast in midtown. Only 5 hours Sleep. The meeting was great. Eileen is one of the most warm and velcoming persons l know. We talked about the residencys at Mana and made plans for the future. So excited!
Started the day by selling two paintings of Olav Mathisen. One to one of the other exhibitors at Scope (!) and one to a private collector. One more reserved.
Rearranging the booth. Tone Dietrichson - oil on canvas
Bianca telling about our memorystick-card. It's been a hit. Earlier today someone came into our booth asking: is this the gallery with the memorysticks? So proud of the idea.
Good night from Miami. Last day at Scope tomorrow. So excited and exhausted.
December 7: last day at Scope Miami Beach
10:00pm waiting for the crate and celebrating. Kathrine, Rune, Bianca and me. Great team work!
Not finished. Have to go back tomorrow. Exhausted...in a good way!