When Bernard Markowicz, a highly respected French gallerist, wanted to open an art gallery in Miami, nowhere made more sense than the Miami Design District. Known for its modern “pop” art, his gallery, Markowicz Fine Art, has housed everything from Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Carole Feuerman, to Alain Godon, Fernando Botero, Markus Klinko and Richard Orlinski. Equal parts curator, gallerist and artist, Bernard has mastered the art of finding and appreciating new and interesting artist. As he’ll tell you, it’s all about connection; connection to the artist, a connection to the art, and most importantly, a connection to the message the art communicates.
The Miami Design District has long been known as a must-visit shopping destination for fashionistas near and far, but more and more, the neighborhood is becoming a local hangout, too. On Wednesday, March 8th, head to the Miami Design District for its first-ever The Market #atMDD: a weekly farmer’s market with freshly-prepared local goods and live music, and your newest reason to stop by the Design District for a shopping spree on your way home from work.
Andy Warhol was onto something. Prescient to the weight that celebrity, fame and commerce would hold in popular culture, Warhol is today regarded as one of the most influential artists of the last century. Not only is he the poster-child of the popular American Dream, he designed and produced the actual posters that would, in time, play a part in reshaping what “the Dream” looked like. It’s no wonder that, in a collaborative traveling exhibition titled Letters to Andy Warhol, The Andy Warhol Museum has teamed up with Cadillac—the all-American brand of social mobility. Showcasing the artist’s intimate connection with both art and the artifact, this multimedia show celebrates his legacy and cultural impact.