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This post is helpful to artists who exhibit and sell their work in encaustic. Note the sizes, techniques and pricing in this market.

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Wax at the Miami Art Fairs: There’s plenty of it! But you won’t find “encaustic art”

Text and Photos by Joanne Mattera

I love the week of Post Conference, when I get to slow down and spend time listening to artists. This is what I’ve heard them ask over and over again: Where can I see good work in wax outside of the Encaustic Conference? How come there’s so little figuration in encaustic? Why is there so little sculpture? Where are the men?

1. IMG_1203 Marina Abramovic at ABMB, 2012, showing with Lia Rumma, Milan and Naples: All sculptures are titled The Communicator, dated 2012, black or white wax with embedded quartz crystals on glass pedestals

Visiting a large art fair would answer some of those questions, as I hope this photo essay will. At Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) and the 20 or so satellite fairs that take over the town…

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