COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NetJets® Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, announced today that the company will celebrate its 11th anniversary sponsoring Art Basel Miami Beach, the Americas' most prestigious modern and contemporary art show. NetJets has proudly partnered with the international show since 2002. Art Basel Miami Beach will run from December 6-9, 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and will feature more than 250 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
“NetJets would like to congratulate Art Basel Miami Beach on its tremendous success, and as a sponsor since the show’s inception, we are proud to be celebrating our 11th year as part of one of the most important annual art shows in the world,” said Adam Johnson, senior vice president of Global Sales, Marketing and Service for NetJets. “Art Basel Miami Beach provides a platform for the world’s most talented and innovative contemporary artists, and through our partnership with the show, we are pleased to provide our customers with exclusive access to this prestigious art event.”
For the last ten years, NetJets celebrated the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach by honoring acclaimed artists or art collectors at a private cocktail reception known as the NetJets Collectors Cocktail. This year, NetJets will host the NetJets Collectors Cocktail in collaboration with Artspace, the leading online marketplace for contemporary art, on December 5th at The Bath Club located in the heart of Miami Beach. The event will highlight the work of six international artists selected by Micaela Giovannotti, an independent, New York- based curator, NetJets and Artspace. Keeping The Bath Club’s architecture and locale in mind, the works that were selected are loosely-based aesthetically or conceptually on the baroque style. The celebrated artists whose work will be featured at the party include:
- Angelo Filomeno
- Luis Gispert
- Wangechi Mutu
- Angel Otero
- Emilio Perez
Previously, NetJets has honored such artists as Cosima von Bonin, Sari Carel, Tony Oursler, Richard Prince, Alex Katz, Orly Genger and Jaume Plensa as well as art collectors Leonard Lauder and Donald Marron.
NetJets boasts a long-standing commitment to the arts and its most important institutions. NetJets is also a supporter of Art Basel in Switzerland, the sister event of Art Basel Miami Beach, and sponsored the opening of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and The Aspen Art Museum’s artCRUSH. NetJets has also partnered with the Whitney Museum of American Art, SFMoMa, the Guggenheim Museum, the New Museum in New York, the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Miami Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the SITE Santa Fe. NetJets has also recently partnered with The Julliard School to support performing arts students.
ABOUT NETJETS® INC.
NetJets®Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway® company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation with the largest and most diverse private jet fleet in the world. NetJets began in 1964 as the first aircraft charter and management company in the world. In 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept of fractional aircraft ownership – offering individuals and businesses all of the benefits of whole aircraft ownership and more, at a fraction of the cost. Today, NetJets offers a full range of private aviation solutions through its fractional programs in North America and Europe, including NetJets Shares, NetJets Leases and the Marquis Jet Card®, which provides access to NetJets though a 25-hour jet card. The North America program is managed and operated by NetJets’ subsidiary NetJets Aviation, Inc., and the European program is managed and operated by NetJets Transportes Aéreos, SA, a Portuguese/EU Air Carrier. In the United States, NetJets also offers aircraft management and on-demand charter services through its subsidiary, Executive Jet® Management, Inc. The NetJets companies offer worldwide flight operations. More information on NetJets, NetJets Europe, the Marquis Jet Card, and Executive Jet Management is available at www.netjets.com.
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ABOUT ART BASEL
Art Basel stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the globe, each show’s singular exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world.
Artspace is the leading online marketplace for contemporary art, offering collectors and aspiring collectors the opportunity to discover, learn about and collect art from the top contemporary artists in the world at insider prices. Artspace curators collaborate with internationally renowned artists, museums and galleries to provide the world's best collection of contemporary art online, in a single location. Artspace serves as a trusted art advisor offering information and education on every featured artist and work on the site in order to provide members with the details they need to make informed and confident purchase decisions. Membership to Artspace is free, prices start at $200 and every sale of artwork on the site supports an artist, cultural institution or non-profit organization. For more information, visit Artspace.com.