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Discover work by some of the art world’s most celebrated names amidst the iconic palms of Palm Beach, Florida, at The Royal Poinciana Plaza.
There’s more to the Palm Beaches than sun-kissed tropical beaches. The area is also known as Florida’s capital of culture, with art festivals and galleries showcasing everything from modern fine art masterpieces to street art and antiques. For discerning collectors in the market for blue-chip art, however, it’s the tiny island of Palm Beach that holds all the allure. It’s here you’ll find The Royal Poinciana Plaza, a luxurious shopping plaza built in the late 1950s and designed by renowned American architect John Volk. The elegant, palm-lined plaza is home to seven different art and design galleries, from art-world mainstays – including leading contemporary gallery Pace and iconic auction house Sotheby’s – to cutting-edge galleries, such as GAVLAK, which champions the work of female and LGBTQ artists. These inspiring spaces not only offer world-class art for sale to collectors, but also host exhibitions featuring the work of celebrated artists that offer the public a glimpse inside the rarified world of fine art. Read on to discover more about this oasis of art and upcoming exhibitions…
Courtesy of the Jose Alvarez and GAVLAK Los Angeles / Palm Beach
GAVLAK is a bi-coastal contemporary art gallery with locations in Palm Beach, Florida (flagship location) and Los Angeles, California. Founded by Sarah Gavlak in 2005, the gallery represents over twenty artists both nationally and internationally based. Since the beginning, GAVLAK has maintained a focus on women and LGBTQ artists. As with any business, the art market is ever changing, but in Miss Gavlak’s 18 years of business she has kept a razor-sharp focus on what matters most to her; championing art history and the academic aspects of art to both aspiring and longstanding collectors.
Acquavella Galleries is distinguished for its expertise in the fields of 19th, 20th and 21st century art. The gallery, founded by Nicholas Acquavella in the early 1920s, is now a three-generation, family-owned and run business. For more than 90 years, Acquavella Galleries has sold major paintings and sculpture to esteemed private collectors and museums worldwide. Through its exhibitions, it has gained a reputation for organizing both museum-quality loan and commercial shows and represents a selective roster of contemporary artists.
Courtesy of LEVY GORVY Gallery / Palm Beach
THE LEVY GORVY GALLERY
Located in The Slat House at The Royal Poinciana Plaza, the newly opened Lévy Gorvy gallery, under the direction of gallery co-founder Brett Gorvy, is at the center of Palm Beach’s burgeoning cultural district. A complement to the gallery’s spaces in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Paris, Lévy Gorvy Palm Beach is a further expression of the firm’s commitment to bringing postwar and contemporary masterpieces to the area’s many dedicated collectors.
Courtesy of Aquavellla Gallery / Palm Beach
Pace is a leading contemporary art gallery representing many of the most significant international artists and estates of the twentieth and twentyfirst centuries. Under the leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace is a vital force within the art world and plays a critical role in shaping the history, creation, and engagement with modern and contemporary art. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy for vibrant and dedicated relationships with renowned artists. As the gallery enters its seventh decade, Pace’s mission continues to be inspired by a drive to support the world’s most influential and innovative artists and to share their visionary work with people around the world.
Courtesy of Pace Gallery / Palm Beach
Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as Advisory services for collectors, museums, corporations, artists, estates and foundations. Sotheby’s presents private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including three retail businesses: Sotheby’s Wine, Sotheby’s Diamonds, and Sotheby’s Home, the online marketplace for interior design.
Courtesy of Sotheby’s Gallery / Palm Beach