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Sotheby’s S2 Gallery Heading to Palm Beach

Jonas Wood, "Untitled (Fridge Plant), 2007."COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Jonas Wood, Untitled (Fridge Plant), 2007.

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Sotheby’s S2, the auction house’s contemporary art gallery, has mounted a show at Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida that runs until January 25. The exhibition focuses on “the legacy of the flower through contemporary art” and–surprise, surprise–is Sotheby’s first exhibition in Palms, according to the auction house.

The news appeared in Georgina Adam’s column in The Financial Times, where she reports that nothing will be for sale while the show is on public view–“something to do with zoning laws,” writes Adam–the works will be for sale after the 25th, in the $5,000 to $5 million range. Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Jonas Wood, and Jennifer Steinkamp are among the artists included in the show.

In a release, Alexander Rotter, co-head of Sotheby’s worldwide contemporary art department, called the exhibition “innovative,” adding, “The area has a rich history of promoting the arts with major public and private collections, so we are excited to have the opportunity to engage with the local art community.”

In other Florida news, two men were arrested yesterday after allegedly coming close to crashing their vehicle into a police car, then throwing a bag of cocaine directly onto the police car’s hood in a failed attempt at ditching evidence. The Sunshine State, ladies and gentlemen.

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