Our Fine Art Consultant based in Palm Beach, Breck Kling, visited Art Basel Miami Beach and spent time meeting with clients in the area the following week. Here are some of his key takeaways.
- Attendance was fantastic. People seemed enthusiastic to be back talking about art and experiencing it in person.
- The quality of art shown at the fair and surrounding venues was wonderful, and there was a lot of activity – a great sign for the art market.
- There were a few NFTs at the fair, and I observed a clear interest in new art formats and a general sense of curiosity among collectors.
- I was drawn in by the sculptural work of Kennedy Yanko. She was a recent artist-in-residence at the Rubell Museum, and her metal + fabric sculptures are stunning.
Palm Beach, FL
Breck is a Fine Art Consultant for Heather James Fine Art. He splits his time between Palm Beach and Jackson Hole. First introduced to HJFA as a collector, Breck’s collection includes Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, Takashi Murakami, Yoshimoto Nara, and Dana Schutz, among others. He is a longtime board member of the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, and was a collector advisor to the first VOLTA art fair in Basel, CH, in 2005. A co-founder of the national art non-profit Everyartist.me, he is also a co-founder and a trustee of Silicon Couloir, a network for entrepreneurs based in Jackson Hole.
Breck has spent every winter in Palm Beach and enjoys golf and pickle ball. He is excited to meet you and learn about your art interests and collecting stories.