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NetJets® Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Sponsor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Most Prestigious Art Show in the Americas

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NetJets® Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Sponsor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Most Prestigious Art Show in the Americas

NetJets® Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Sponsor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Most Prestigious Art Show in the Americas

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NetJets® Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, announced today that the company will celebrate its 10th anniversary sponsoring Art Basel Miami Beach, Americas' most prestigious modern and contemporary art show. NetJets has proudly partnered with the international show since 2002. Art Basel Miami Beach will run from December 1- 4, 2011 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and will feature more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries exhibited by 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

“We are proud to celebrate our 10th year sponsoring Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most important annual art shows in the world”

“We are proud to celebrate our 10th year sponsoring Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most important annual art shows in the world,” said Adam Johnson, president of sales, marketing and service for NetJets North America. “This event showcases the most talented and innovative contemporary artists in the world and attracts many of our discerning NetJets Owners and is, therefore, an ideal partnership for NetJets.”

For the last nine years, NetJets celebrated the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach by honoring an acclaimed artist or art collector at a private cocktail reception for NetJets Owners and guests. This year, NetJets will partner with Ferretti Group and Paddle8 to host the NetJets Collectors Cocktail at a private residence on Star Island. The event will feature an art installation including the work of fifteen international artists selected by Micaela Giovannotti, an independent, New York- based curator, and NetJets. The celebrated artists whose work will be featured at the party include:

  • Cosima von Bonin
  • Sari Carel
  • Kaye Donachie
  • Tracey Emin
  • Rachel Feinstein
  • Orly Genger
  • Yasue Maetake
  • Ana Mendieta
  • Carrie Moyer
  • Shirin Neshat
  • Sheila Pepe
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard
  • Mindy Shapero
  • Xaviera Simmons
  • Jennifer Steinkamp

Previously, NetJets has honored such artists as Tony Oursler, Richard Prince, Alex Katz and Jaume Plensa as well as art collectors Leonard Lauder and Donald Marron.

NetJets boasts a long-standing commitment to the arts and its most important institutions. NetJets is also a supporter of Art Basel in Switzerland, the sister event of Art Basel Miami Beach, and recently sponsored the opening of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and The Aspen Art Museum’s artCRUSH. NetJets has also partnered with the Whitney Museum of American Art, SFMoMa, the Guggenheim Museum, the New Museum in New York, the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Miami Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the SITE Santa Fe. NetJets has also recently partnered with The Julliard School to support performing arts students.

About NetJets® Inc.

NetJets® Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation with the largest and most diverse private jet fleet in the world. NetJets began in 1964 as the first aircraft charter and management company in the world. In 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept of fractional aircraft ownership – offering individuals and businesses all of the benefits of whole aircraft ownership and more, at a fraction of the cost. Today, NetJets offers a full range of private aviation solutions, including NetJets Shares, NetJets Leases and the Marquis Jet Card®, which provides access to NetJets though a 25-hour jet card; as well as aircraft management and on-demand charter services through its subsidiary, Executive Jet® Management. NetJets has programs in North America and Europe as well as worldwide flight operations. More information on NetJets, NetJets Europe, the Marquis Jet Card and Executive Jet Management is available at www.netjets.com.

About The Ferretti Group

The Ferretti Group is one of the world leaders in the design, construction and sale of motor yachts with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive, prestigious brands in the nautical world: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line. The Group, led by Chairman and Founder Norberto Ferretti and by CEO Giancarlo Galeone, has always been at the very heights of the pleasure boating market due to constant product and process innovation, continuous research and development and cutting-edge technological solutions. The extensive range of yachts on offer is designed by highly specialized technicians and engineers at AYT – the Ferretti Group’s Advanced Yacht Technology, one of the most advanced naval research and design centres in the world, which liaises with the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, an expert team of architects and designers who continuously research aesthetic, functional and innovative solutions, and are built at the Group’s modern production units in Italy and the USA. The Ferretti Group, founded in 1968, is also present in the United States through Ferretti Group America, which operates a network of Ferretti Group Sales Centers specializing in the sale and marketing of the Group’s luxury yacht brands throughout the North American market. The Group also has a presence in Asia, with a branch of representation and promotion in Shanghai. Overall the Group is represented by an exclusive network of around 60 carefully selected dealers globally with a presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring valued clients receive the very best assistance in marinas all over the world.

About Paddle8

Paddle8 (www.Paddle8.com) is the definitive online exhibition destination and marketplace. It offers a curated selection of the world's galleries, foundations and other institutions an online presence, to expand their reach to a global collector base that sees the web as an important, useful space for viewing, learning about and purchasing art. Paddle8 has streamlined the acquisition process via a proprietary technological platform and aims to provide the most sophisticated experience for buying art online.

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