Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Ebony G. Patterson gets the citizens of Miami Beach’s vote

City council selects work through new Legacy Purchase programme

Ebony G. Patterson's work was selected from a shortlist that also included Didier William and Amoako Boafo Photo: Daniel Moody. Image courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

The residents of Miami Beach have voted to acquire a new work for the city at Art Basel in Miami Beach by Ebony G. Patterson. The Jamaican artist’s piece the garden secretes a swarm of monarchs feast... (2019) on Chicago’s Monique Meloche gallery was acquired through a new initiative called the Legacy Purchase programme. Earlier in the week, the city’s Art in Public Places committee shortlisted works by three artists on show in the fair’s Nova and Positions sectors: the others are Didier William (James Fuentes) and Amoako Boafo (Mariane Ibrahim gallery). City officials have also decided to purchase Boafo’s work Cobalt Blue Earring (2019).

Appeared in Fair Dailies, Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019