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Nader Selling $100M Of Art To Fund Museum Construction

Gary Nader is placing $100 million worth of art up for sale in order to fund construction of the Nader Art Museum Latin America.

In 2015, Nader submitted an unsolicited proposal to develop Miami Dade College’s 520 Biscayne property with condos and a museum.

The college opened bidding for the property to other developers, eventually declaring Related Group to be the top ranked bidder.

Last October, Miami Dade College decided to cancel the project altogether following a legal battle with Nader over the bidding process.

MIAMI – (October 2017)

In an unprecedented event Gary Nader is announcing he will place in the market $100+ million from his important private art collection to raise funds for the construction of the Nader Art Museum Latin America.

“We are currently curating an exclusive collection of great masterpieces from very important artists that we’ll offer during Art Basel Miami Beach this December”, said Gary Nader, founder of NAMLA.

Mr. Nader will be offering a variety of over 100 important works by Modern Masters and Contemporary Artists. This is the largest and priciest collection of masterpieces ever offered during Art Basel.

Works prices range from a few thousand to $15M for a historical masterpiece Picasso painting.

A fully illustrated catalogue for the pieces will be produced.

Nader also stated that his Museum’s primary collection is not included in the sale. “We own many important works by the same artists including the largest and most important collection of Maestro Fernando Botero in the world and by selling some of those pieces we will be able to bring other important artists’ works to the museum as well. I’ve been tiredly promoting and champion our art for nearly 40 years and even though we have seen much progress and many international museums and galleries have followed our lead, I strongly believe this much-needed museum will definitely give Latin American art the importance and relevance that have long deserved”.

Partial list of artists offered:

Fernando Botero
Mario Carreño
Sandro Chia
Carlos Cruz Diez
Nan Goldin
Damien Hirst
Robert Indiana
Enio Iommi
Martin Kippenberger
Guillermo Kuitca
Wifredo Lam
Julio Larraz
Roy Lichtenstein
Henri Matisse
Matta
Armando Morales
Vik Muñiz
Os Gêmeos
Amelia Pelaez
Emilio Pettoruti
Pablo Picasso
Anselm Reyle
Diego Rivera
Sterling Ruby
Thomas Ruff
Jesús Rafael Soto
Stephen de Stabler
Frank Stella
Thomas Struth
Rufino Tamayo
Joaquín Torres García
Sophia Vari
Víctor Vasarely
Bernar Venet
David Weiss and Peter Fischli

About Nader Art Museum Latin America

Nader Art Museum Latin America (NAMLA) is one of the most important venues in North America. The museum is dedicated to showcasing a myriad of acclaimed art that fosters knowl­edge through a continuous process of appreciation and reinterpretation of modern and contemporary art from Latin American and its diaspora. Through a permanent collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, installations and other media, the museum’s audience can experience and appreciate what is one of the world’s most significant regions of today’s Con­temporary art scene. The museum’s collection originates from Gary’s private collection. The collection features pieces from acclaimed masters of art, including: Acosta Leon, Alfonzo, Atchugarry, Bedia, Bermudez, Botero, Bravo, Carreño, Cruz-Diez, de Szyszlo, Di Cavalcanti, Figari, Guayasamin, Kuitca, Lam, Larraz, Matta, Mendive, Milhazes, Morales, Muñiz, Muñoz Vera, Negret, Pelaez, Pettoruti, Ponce de Leon, Portinari, Portocarrero, Rivera, Segui, Soto, Tamayo, Torres Garcia, Zárraga, just to name a few.

Nader Art Museum Latin America’s interim space is located at 62NE 27th Street, Miami, FL 33137.

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Anonymous
Anonymous

I like this guy, because he just won’t simply go away. I admire his determination and persistence to make his vision realized and manifest. It is a beautiful design and much needed in the area.(a real museum)

Miami Hurricane
Miami Hurricane

I love him for exposing the city’s collusion with Related. I mean I love the anonymous person who hired a PI that did it.

1Ronald
1Ronald

Always good when someone decides to do it differently knowing that there’s always room for another to do what others have done. But differently. It will be successful because Gary’s planning from start to finish. He knows where he’s going and how to get there.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Where will the museum be?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Too bad it’s not on Biscayne.. love the design

marc
marc

Good question.

Anonymous
Anonymous

DAMN RIGHT!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

is it 4 stories? why did they make it seem like a giant, there’s floors extending ridiculously out in this render

Anonymous
Anonymous
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. That’s exactly what Haute 100-lister Gary Nader is doing to build his art museum, Nader Art Museum Latin America, here in Miami. Gary Nader has been known for being a force in the art gallery world for over 30 years. Early in his career, he was the director of the Nader Gallery of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He then moved to the United States in 1985 to create a gallery specializing in Latin American Art in Miami. Since then, Nader has been determined to establish himself as an expert in Latin American Art. Gary Nader announced he will be holding an event where he will place over $100 million dollars worth of his personal art collection for sale to raise funds for the construction of his art museum. “We are currently curating an exclusive collection of great masterpieces from very important artists that we’ll offer during Art Basel Miami Beach this December,” Nader said. Nader will offer more than 100 important pieces by modern and contemporary artists. This will be the largest collection of masterpieces ever offered during Art Basel. Prices range from a few thousand… Read more »
Polo
Polo

Correction. Yes, sell the art and build a museum with no art.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is the same guy that announced the LAAM (or LAME as I like to call it) in 2014 during Basel – another guy announcing a development on land he doesn’t even own.

https://hyperallergic.com/168003/miami-gets-a-latin-american-art-museum-at-a-high-price/

Anonymous
Anonymous

He owns 2 acres in Wynwood and hundreds of millions in art What do you have ?

Anonymous
Anonymous

He didn’t own the land he announced the project on, which was the MDC site. LOL.

Anonymous
Anonymous

That article you linked to is pointless. Art can only be for the rich? Come on, he’s trying to make a beautiful museum and using condomnimiums on arguably one of the most premier and sought after pieces of land in Miami. We have THOUSANDS of market rate units being built just a mile north. Take your negativity elsewhere.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sounds like a way to fund a place to store all his art. But, thanks for the comments, Gary.

suomynona
suomynona

If he sells all his art, what is he going to put in the museum?

anonymous
anonymous

“Nader also stated that his Museum’s primary collection is not included in the sale”. read the article.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yea, he’s only selling the crap and fakes. As usual.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Would he like to do one in Haiti too

Anonymous
Anonymous

The press release is filled with outright lies and falsehoods. Every year numerous galleries exhibit over $100,000,000 in their booths at Art Basel Miami Beach. Mr Naders’ is forced to do auctions and publicity stunts since he has been excluded from the fair due to his poor reputation in the art industry.

Polo
Polo

Yes, sell the art and built a museum with no art in it!

anonymous
anonymous

“Nader also stated that his Museum’s primary collection is not included in the sale”. read the article.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I only ever heard of Picasso.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Good reason to build the museum and give more exposure to other artists.

City Commissioner
City Commissioner

Sad! We Can’t blame Miami for that…

Anonymous
Anonymous

The fact that high art and architecture passes off as Lebo and Arquitectonica respectively, we can.

DEV1
DEV1

He’s an Art Dealer not a Developer he won’t build anything

wolfgang731
wolfgang731

Are you seriously suggesting that only a developer can fund/develop/build an institution?

DEV1
DEV1

Yes. I am saying that an Art Dealer has no idea how to develop, finance, and build a large scale mixed use project. If you look at the details his project is a 2 tower condo development masquerading as an art museum and his true motive is profits from the condo. Don’t be fooled by his scam.

If you were getting brain surgery would you go to a brain surgeon to operate on you or an Art Dealer that said he knows how to do brain surgery?

Anonymous
Anonymous

If brain surgery would help you I pay for it. But your case is hopeless. He can hire any developer to do this for him.!! He’s a visionary and has the meanings to build it.
Shortminded people Ifeel sorry for you.

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