With contemporary artworks hitting world records of hundreds of millions of dollars such as the recent sale of Francis Bacon’s triptych Three Studies of Lucian Freud for over $142 million at auction, here’s a chance to have distinctive works of art for five figures less ($1,600 and up) and to help a cultural institution in the process. The Knight Foundation (a nonprofit organization, which supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation and the arts) underwrites this unique program with matching grants.
DONALD SULTAN. Red Poppies, 2012.
Merging the visual and performing arts, in 2012 the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts launched the Knight Masterworks Print Collection, a program that commissions limited edition prints to create a permanent art collection at the Center and to make them available for purchase to the public. The commissioned artists seek inspiration from the Arsht Center’s diverse programming and Miami’s cultural arts landscape. All the pieces are displayed publicly at the Center. This editions feature artists including Hernan Bas and Donald Sultan.
In addition, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts continue their collaboration with the Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, currently displaying more than 30 artworks throughout the halls and lobbies of the Arsht Center, including works by other renowned artists like Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler and many more.
Purchase of any of these limited–edition artworks helps the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts acquire art for public display. ■