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Lehigh artist’s work featured in Miami Beach

November 9, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 festivities will open on November 29 with SCOPE Art Fair, showing the best emerging cutting-edge artist's on the international contemporary art scene.

An artist from Lehigh will have his work featured at the fair.

SCOPE is the largest and most global art fair in the world featuring emerging contemporary art with seven markets worldwide.

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Among them is internationally acclaimed painter Marcus Jansen of Lehigh Acres, who had his solo show at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers in May this year drawing more than 4,000 visitors to his reception.

Jansen was also recently selected one out of only 18 selected painters internationally for this generations "ABOLUT VODKA" campaign like in the past Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Keith Haring.

The New York Times describes Jansen's work as "surrealistic asphalt jungles." Jansen's new three dimensional installation works will be represented by 101 Exhibit at SCOPE.

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"Rock a bye baby" is 8-feet by four feet on canvas board.

"The overseer and his island" 60 by 40 inches on table top.

Jansen will have work at the fair as well as at 101 Exhibit Gallery located at 101 NE 40th St. in Miami. Jansen is considered by many scholars and historians as one of the most exciting painters in America today.

Art critic and historian Donald Miller thinks Jansen's paintings "have longevity" because "there isn't anyone doing what he's doing (His paintings) have their own niche. They're totally unique . I have a Rolodex in my mind of all the paintings throughout history and I've never seen anything like Jansen's work," he said.

Jansen's work can be found in Who's Who in American Art and in Museum collections such as the The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, (MMOMA), Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, The New Britain Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institution.

Scope is located at: SCOPE Pavilion - Wynwood Arts District, NE 1st Ave (Midtown Blvd.) at NE 30th St. in Miami.



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