Alex Slato & The Business of Art
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico MAPR Auction
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico MAPR Auction

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico MAPR Auction

Picked as the official auctioneer for the Museo de Arte De Puerto Rico in San Juan for their 15th year anniversary.  The event was an amazing auction with over 80 works by emerging, mid career and Masters.  The evening was superb, the attendance was full and energetic to support raise the funds needed to support the Educational events.


Rozas Botran Foundation Awards

Rozas Botran Foundation Awards

It is a privilege to be the Co-Curator and Organizer of the first Rozas Botran Awards & Auction. We are raising funds to be able to do 2000 neonatal genetic screening to indigenous children in Central America. The jury who was super fantastic and Top Notch included  Carol DamianFrancine Birbragher-Rozencwaig and Jose mario Maza from Guatemala. HELP ME CONGRATULATE The two First price winners: Tony Vazquez and Arturo Monroy. There were 6 Honorable Mentions and they are: Leslie Gabaldon, Alessandra Sequeira, Luis Mille, Darwin Andino, Andres Michelena and Mauricio Esquivel. The Exhibition will be up at Espace Expression Gallery in Wyndwood and I will be auctioning on November 5th the remainder of the works available. Take a look at the catalogue let me know if interested on any of the works.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Bob Goodman Guides You Though Art Basel Miami Beach, the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 40 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city’s beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.

South Florida Opulence Magazine, Article on Alex Slato

It would probably take three or four people to replace Alex Slato. That’s because he is accomplished in so many areas of the art world that are usually separate specialties. As president of his own company, The Business of Art, the Pine Crest graduate helps manage galleries, conducts art auctions, performs appraisals, and coaches artists on legal steps they need to take to protect themselves. Slato entered Pine Crest as a freshman boarding student in 1983 and graduated in 1987. His father died shortly after that, making it necessary for him to return to his native Venezuela to run his family’s art gallery. “I was the youngest curator in Latin America,”he recalls.

Pinecrest Made a Big Difference For Me

Slato enrolled at Universidad Catolica in Caracas, where he attended classes while working full time at the gallery. He credits his experiences at Pine Crest with helping him maneuver that difficult period. “Pine Crest taught me how to study, and the high academic standards there helped me learn how to juggle all that,” he says.
Slato majored in communications, believing it would help his career more than a degree in art. “Every day at the art gallery I talked with artists and collectors. I was getting so much education interacting with living icons in the art world, I wanted to enhance other skills.”

In 2001, he was recruited to become part of the executive team developing the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Calf, a 60,000-square-foot structure that is the largest Latin American art museum west of the Mississippi. He remained there until 2010.

An Anchor in the World of Art

Today, he continues his career as an ap- praiser, a professional art auctioneer and a coach, as well as an art educator. “I’m very passionate about teaching kids who are interested in art about how art changes life,” he says. “For me, art is a healing pro- cess. When I see a child look at a painting, and see in his face the ‘aha moment,’ that’s what’s most rewarding for me.”

Although he still maintains a presence on the West Coast, Slato is currently expanding into South Florida. “So many of my friends are here, and many of them are ones I made at Pine Crest,” he says.

As a boarding school student at Pine Crest, Slato also grew close to teachers who helped fill the roles of parents who lived in another country. One of them, Linda Brunner Weiss (“I called her Mama Weiss,” Slato recalls) re- members him as one of the most enthusiastic students she ever taught in her art history class. “He was thoughtful and always open to new ideas,” she remembers. “He worked hard for his grades. He was also very polite, which stood out, as so many teens are any- thing but polite. He was a gem.”

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Carlos Garaicoa at Fundación SaludArte / Ideobox Artspace

If you thought Art Basel Miami Week was congested enough, mark again your calendars for the Opening of Carlos Garaicoa at Fundación SaludArte / Ideobox Artspace, Dec. 1st at 7 p.m. “Episode #3: Reflection/Refraction” is his first solo show in Miami and it closes the 2014 Uprooting Architecture Exhibition Series

Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Season is On!

Jogging down to Lunch in Miami Beach and BOOM….Ladies and gentleman, the tents are up on the Beach. Art Season is upon us!