Merrill Lynch 2003: Ephemeral Trends
Merrill Lynch Arteamericas Miami 2003, held from March 20 through March 23 2003 at the Coconut Grove Convention Center, opened a new road for art in Miami City. Expectations were divided, and it was difficult to conceal a certain gloomy feeling due to the war in Iraq, the beginning of which coincided with the inauguration of the Fair.
The event opened with a cocktail party attended by a large number of invitees, among them, multiple personalities from the art world, executives and collectors from Merrill Lynch, and a group of specialists and amateurs.
Arteamericas Miami 2003 is the first fair in the United States focusing exclusively on Latin American art. The organizers of the event ?Leslie Pantín and Emilio Calleja, president and vice-president of Arteamericas, respectively, and Diego Costa Peuser, general director of the fair? were responsible for the implementation of this project, sponsored by Merrill Lynch, Private Client Group.