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At Art Palm Beach and the LA Art Show, Audiences Can Expect a Royal Cameo and Valentine's Day Fanfare

Niels Strøbek, Bathseba, 2007. Image courtesy of the artist and Galleri Christoffer Egelund.

The Art Palm Beach fair returns to the stylish Florida enclave for its sophomore outing later this month with an eclectic lineup that includes works by Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall, and Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark. 

The fair will touch down at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from Jan. 24 through 28 to showcase pieces from more than 80 galleries ahead of the return of its West Coast counterpart, LA Art Show, in February. 

The Los Angeles mainstay acquired the Florida fair in 2023. “We were so pleased that the Palm Beach community embraced our show and showed us that the community is ready for a show of our caliber,” says the fair’s producer and director, Kassandra Voyagis.

Highlights of this year’s fair include a presentation of installations created with A.I. and a rare Marc Chagall, Esquisse pour le Grand Cirque, 1956, at the booth of Modern Fine Art Gallery. “Chagall’s works are highly sought after and seldom available on the market, making this an exceptional chance to acquire a piece of art history,” says Voyagis.

Natalia Ocerin Gomis, Miami Pool Party, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist and Modern Fine Art.

Art Palm Beach will also present a special exhibit by HRH Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, “Dialogos.” Curated by Marilena Koutsoukou and Ethan Cohen, it will incorporate an ethereal fusion of photography and marble. 

Following a four-day run in Palm Beach, LA Art Show will open inside the Los Angeles Convention Center on Valentine’s Day with a party hosted by actor Lucy Hale. The fair features an international lineup of more than 100 exhibitors ranging from galleries, museums, and nonprofits.

Notable participants include South Korea’s LP Gallery, which will present work by Dain Yoon, the self-portrait artist known for painting on her own skin, and Brooklyn’s Tanya Weddemire Gallery, which will show four pioneering Black artists—Guy Stanley Philoche, Serron Green, Gregory Saint Amand, and O’Neil Scott—who explore themes of identity, culture, and resilience. 

Artwork by Dain Yoon. Image courtesy of the artist and LP Gallery.

DIVERSEartLA, the fair's educational and community outreach program, is returning with a lineup of seven participating institutions. Notably, the Nevada Museum of Art is presenting Guillermo Bert's The Journey, while The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá offers Mythstories from Carlos Castro Arias.

The fair promises a “commitment to creating the most comprehensive contemporary art experience possible,” Voyagis says. “This year’s show will celebrate art—globally and locally—and inspire important dialogue.” From London, Cynthia Corbett Gallery is helming the Young Masters Art Prize's accompanying exhibiton. The international initiative is aimed at  supporting diverse rising talents, with 2024's pool of participants comprised of 75 percent female-identifying artists.

Both Art Palm Beach and LA Art Show are partnering with the American Heart Association and donating 15 percent of each ticket to the charity’s Life is Why™ campaign. Voyagis quips: “We are calling our show this year a place where art meets heart!”