Tony Goldman Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award Dinner
7:30 PM-11:00 PM
Art Wynwood, will return for its eighth edition at the Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami site at One Herald Plaza on Biscayne Bay, one of the most prestigious and well-known waterfront locations in the City of Miami. The fair will open on Thursday, February 14th with a VIP Preview benefiting the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami), before opening to the public over Presidents Day Weekend, February 15ththrough 18th, 2019.
This year, the fair is pleased to honor artist, Ron English. Ron English coined the term “POPaganda” to describe his trademark fusion of high and low imagery, mixing superheroes and comic strips with art history iconography in his prolific and ubiquitous paintings, billboards, and sculptures. English has imagined a vast (and still growing) roster of characters, including MC Supersized, his obese fast-food mascot that was featured in the documentary Supersize Me (2004), and Abraham Obama, a mash-up of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents. He is best known for combining expert draftsmanship with a cynical, humorous critique of American culture. The Award will be presented during an elegant four-course wine dinner at Boulud Sud, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami.