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The Art Newspaper Nov 2020

Miami non-profit launches virtual sales platform with a generous donation from the Martin Margulies Foundation

By Gabriella Angeleti

The Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, a non-profit organisation that provides studio spaces and other vital resources for emerging and mid-career artists, has received more than 50 photographs from the Martin Margulies Foundation that will be used to kickstart an online sales platform to help maintain and expand its programming.

The platform, called Fresh Goods, launches on 30 November—coinciding with now mostly virtual “art week” in Miami—and aims to alleviate some of the financial burden the organisation’s artists have faced since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

“From the loss of hourly jobs that many artists had in museums or galleries to the cancellation of Art Basel and all the peripheral fairs and events that happen around it, artists in Miami have been tremendously hard hit this year,” Cathy Leff, the director of the organisation, tells The Art Newspaper.

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