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PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY 2022: Here's everything you need to know.

Held during a different month and at a new location this year, this is a top international art event you won't want to miss.

photos courtesy of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

Manolo Valdes' "Superposicion I," 2021; courtesy of Opera Gallery

Bringing together world-class investment quality art from an internationally acclaimed group of galleries, Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary (PBM+C)—presented by Art Miami and one of the most important art events of the season—kicks off Thursday, March 24 with an exclusive, invitation-only VIP Preview benefiting the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

PBM+C occupies a new time slot in 2022. Previously held each January, the show is now in taking place in March to coincide with The Palm Beach International Boat Show, which also falls under the Art Miami umbrella and is a longstanding Palm Beach crowd-pleaser. "So, it's really a weekend of luxury," says Nick Korniloff, director of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary and executive vice president of Art Miami.

PBM+C also has a new home in this year. In the past, it existed as a pavillion at the City of West Palm Beach Tent Site, but now, prominent collectors, curators, art connoisseurs, interior designers, museum directors, architects, and art world luminaries will descend upon The Palm Beach Convention Center to view and purchase rarely exhibited pieces including blue chip, modern and contemporary, and post-war works from the 20th and 21st centuries, proffered by the world's finest galleries spanning nine countries and over 30 cities.

Massimo Listri's "Palazzo Reale II, Amsterdam" archival lambda color photograph

executed in 1992; courtesy of Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach

"Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary and The Palm Beach International Boat Show are growing side-by-side, and that was another reason why we moved it into the Convention Center," explains Korniloff. "In the past we only had about 60 galleries and now we have 90. It needed more room to breathe."

Speaking of breathing, the Fair will surely take your breath away; myriad works by renowned artists including Banksy, Botero, Calder, Hockney, Katz, Picasso, Warhol, and countless others will be on display and available for acquisition. PBM+C spans the art spectrum, as disciplines from classical and modern paintings to photography, pop art, sculpture, prints, video, and NFTs are represented.

Fernando Botero's "Musicians", 2020, courtesy of Opera Gallery

Not to be missed: Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach will showcase a special exhibition entitled Harry Benson: A Life of Legendary Photographs by the iconic Scottish photographer Harry Benson, who has photographed celebrities and historic events around the world, including The Beatles on their inaugural American tour in 1964, Michael Jackson, and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Benson—incidentally a Palm Beach local—will be the third recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award during a special event kicking off the fair.

Harry Benson photo: Gigi Benson

Harry Benson's "Beatles Pillow Fight, Paris," 1964" ; courtesy of Holden Luntz Gallery

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary speaks to the fact that so many people from the Northeast, Midwest, and California are now calling Palm Beach home. "We're seeing this transformation of New York and Miami galleries entering the Palm beach market, and the fair really embraces that," says Korniloff. And whether you're a longtime resident or a newcomer, navigating the fair will be a breeze; the aisles are arranged to replicate the map of Palm Beach Island, with familiar street names like "Hibiscus," "Worth," "Brazilian"... and so on.

Terry O'Neill's "Brigitte Bardot" c-type color photograph, executed in 1971; courtesy of Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach

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