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Art and real estate intertwine in Miami

Developers hope to catch the eye of high net worth individuals with art portfolios
  • Michele Oka Doner is a popular commissioned artist in Miami.
  • Miami Art Week could coincide with a number of luxury condo sales.

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More condo developers in Miami are elevating the quality and variety of fine art in their most luxurious buildings, with some engaging artists for site-specific commissions. On the heels of Miami Art Week/Art Basel, these developers are likely hoping their art portfolios attract high-net-worth individuals to the developments, with some possibly purchasing a condo. According to Miami-based public relations firm Zakarin Martinez, condo developments Marea and Ocean One feature commissioned artwork by Riccardo De Marchi, Markus Linnenbrink, Michele Oka Doner and José Bedia. The works area features in the lobby and common areas. Developed by Mast Capital, Louver House has commissioned Michele Oka Doner to craft custom pieces within the 12-unit property's sunken lobby gardens. Strider, Salacia, Colossus by Michele Oka Doner. Michele Oka Doner is also a featured artist on display at Park Grove, along with Ruben Toledo and Jaume Plensa. The latter's installation comprises thr...