JW Marriott Hotel Miami has announced that it is presenting Miami Says ART: The Martin Kreloff Retrospective. The retrospective will run from December 3 to 9, ushering in Miami’s Art Basel week.
The exhibition will feature portraits from the exhibit and a multimedia documentary with photos and video from 1976, and is open to the public. The exhibition will also feature portraits and photographs of the arts leaders, including: American figurative artist Alex Katz; also Arnold L. Lehman, director of the Brooklyn Museum; collectors/philanthropists Ruth Shack and Martin Z. Marguiles; Judy Drucker, cultural impresaria; socialite/designer Gloria Vanderbilt; arts publicist Charlie Cinnamon; Miami arts advocate Margarita Cano; gallerists Dorothy Blau, Gloria Luria and Virginia Miller; abstractionist Lynne Golob Gelfman; and the founding director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Lou Anne Colodny.
The exhibition similarly features the launch of “Miami Says Art-2,” featuring an online, modern-day cultural time capsule that will honor Miami’s New World School of the Arts (NWSA) throughout its 25th anniversary year of 2013. "
Kreloff first sprang onto the American art scene in Miami in 1976, when he captured Miami’s arts leaders in a pioneering collective portrait series expressing the passion and emotion of the word “ART” for his first museum solo show “MIAMI SAYS ART.” Many of his paintings found their way into the personal collections of some of the nation’s celebrities including Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, Ann Miller, Esther Williams and Gloria Vanderbilt. With more than 25 solo shows to his credit, Kreloff has been commissioned to create artwork for corporate clients such as Warner Brothers; Universal Pictures; Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; Nielsen/National Research Group; Harley Davidson; Bloomingdale’s; The American Civil Liberties Union; The Miami Herald and The San Francisco Chronicle.
Located on historic Brickell Avenue in the heart of Miami’s Financial District, the 296-room JW Marriott Hotel Miami recently underwent renovations, including: three new Concierge Level floors plus a new Spa and TechnoGym facility.
Miami Says ART: The Martin Kreloff Retrospective