Art Basel Miami Beach

Post image for Miami Gets a Latin American Art Museum, at a High Price

Last week during Art Basel, collector Gary Nader unveiled the design for his new Latin American Art Museum (LAAM), ArchDaily reported. When the 90,000-square-foot space opens in Miami in 2016, it will finally give the “capital of Latin America” an exhibition hall worthy of its nickname.

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Post image for Your Concise Guide to the 2014 Miami Art Fairs

With the mercury dropping in the art world power centers of old, it’s time for the annual migration to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach, its ever-expanding roster of satellite fairs and pop-up exhibitions, and the impossible schedule of parties and performances all week long (December 1–7, 2014).

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Post image for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013: The Best Art Mall Ever

MIAMI BEACH — Here are 12 artworks or displays of note I spotted at Art Basel Miami Beach that explore the margins of art and display at the best art mall ever.

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Post image for Let Us Now Praise Famous Shills: Art Basel Preview Edition

If you aren’t already quaking with anticipation for the latest installment of Art Basel Miami Beach, you obviously don’t matter.

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Post image for One of World’s Biggest Art Collectors Charged With Insider Trading

In a statement released earlier this afternoon, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Steven A. Cohen of SAC Capital with supervising, and profiting from, the insider trading of two of his employees. The move followed years of severe scrutiny for the Connecticut-based hedge fund manager and prominent art collector.

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Post image for Is it Time to Blow Up the Art Fair Model?

Occupy Museums thinks the art fair model needs to be reworked. Occupy Wall Street’s art offshoot has announced a new initiative, DebtFair, which seeks to radically deconstruct the commercial art fair. After essentially sunning themselves in a distant corner of Frieze New York last May, distributing flyers for Un-Frieze and other protest literature, the activists have decided to go for a more radical overthrow of the heavily commodified fair model. Whether or not this alternative has legs remains to be seen.

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Post image for Looking Back: What I Saw and What I Learned at Art Basel Miami Beach

Puzzled. That’s a good word to describe my state of being for my first Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB). One of the primary things I learned is that art fairs can be fun — when you’re standing on the right side of the velvet rope and you have all the right RSVPs and a prepared partinerary printed out.

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Post image for Why Slate’s Takedown of the Art World Is Totally Wrong

As a longtime reader and admirer of Slate, I’ve often lamented the fact that there’s pretty much zero visual art content on the site (although, to be fair, they’re only one of a handful of culture publications that ignores the category, and their new photo blog is great). So I was excited when I saw they had published a piece about the art world and Art Basel Miami Beach yesterday — until I read it.

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Post image for The Wonderful Global Walls of Wynwood, Miami

Thanks to the efforts of organizations such as Primary Flight and Wynwood Walls, the Wynwood district in Miami is undergoing a radical transformation through art.

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Post image for Looking at 2011 Art Basel Miami Beach Through the Prism of One Influential Painter

MIAMI — With Soutine in mind, and the world’s best galleries around me, I culled a few great works by mostly 1950s US artists that have Soutine in mind.

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