Haute 100 Miami Update: Gary Nader

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Gary Nader wows downtown with an incredible open-air gallery.

Gary Nader

Category: Thinkers

Company: Gary Nader Fine Art

Industry: Art

What Made Him Haute: “Miami’s Master” of fine art was the title given to Gary Nader in 2009 for Art Basel by us. It’s a title he represents proudly. He owns Gary Nader Fine art gallery in the heart of Wynwood; it’s the largest and most important gallery in South Florida. Given its impressive 55,000-square-foot space, Nader’s gallery is the largest privately owned gallery in the world. The massive space houses some of the most remarkable works of Modern, Contemporary and Latin American artists from the past and present. Nader displays extraordinary pieces from Lam, Kahlo, Rivera, Picasso, Matisse and Chagall as well as the world’s largest collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Fernando Botero.

What Makes Him Haute Now: Today Gary Nader is catching our attention once again with a striking open-air installation in Downtown Miami. Both tourists and locals alike can be caught snapping pictures of the amazing sculptures displayed as part of the inaugural Miami Sculpture Biennale. The outside gallery, which exhibits about 60 pieces all worth millions of dollars, will run more than a mile along Biscayne Boulevard between the InterContinental Miami hotel and Bicentennial Park until Jan. 15. Nader with the help of curator Ricardo Pau-Llosa put together the stunning display. They both worked 14 hours a day for six months to make the installation possible. Their goal was to collect a wide selection of masterworks from artists like Botero, Roy Liechtenstein and John Henry, and mix it with an array of cultures.

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