Miami Beach Announces Finalists for Legacy Purchase Program at Art Basel Miami Beach
Valdés work examines Afro-Cuban migration through the lens of material culture and personal experience. In Colored Bone China Rags, Valdés links bodies to the physical constitution of bone china clay and its extraction and displacement as raw material, commodity, and commercial goods.
Elizabeth Atterbury (Third Fan), DOCUMENT (Born 1982, West Palm Beach, FL)
Using the still life as an entry point, Ana Prata depicts domestic objects such as vases and fruits, butterflies, and boats—indicators of extinct genres—in an unusual way. Her figurative paintings reference past art movements like primitivism and Cubism, blending them into the dialogue of contemporary painting.
About the Legacy Purchase Program:
The Legacy Purchase Program began in 2019, acquiring world-class art pieces for the city’s public collection and growing in value as artists further their professional careers. Previous acquisitions include works from Sanford Biggers, Amoako Boafo, Ebony G. Patterson, and Farah Al Qasimi.The Legacy Purchase Program is made possible from the Miami Beach Convention Center’s Art in Public Places contingency fund. This fund is dedicated to the purchase of public art, that includes the purchase and future maintenance of the artwork. All acquisitions fall under the city’s AiPP ordinance and guidelines.
About the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places Program
Art in Public Places is a city board responsible for the commission and purchase of artwork by contemporary artists in all media. The program allocates funds totaling 2% of hard costs for City projects and joint private/public projects. Funds from construction projects may be aggregated into the Art in Public Places Fund and allocated for artwork at public sites and for collection maintenance. The fund is administered by a City Commission-appointed citizen’s board of seven members, the Art in Public Places Committee.
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