Sure they love the money, but not all Miamians are kumbaya about the alien spacecraft that is the art fairs and its annual landing in South Beach. The Miami New Times has a hilarious list of why they are glad the fairs are over and there are some doozies. Our faves:

12. Title. Your. Fucking. Artwork.

6. There’s no nice way to say this: During Art Basel, female artsos dress even sluttier than women in Miami the rest of the year, which is quite a feat. Can anybody think of the daughters?

1. Artists writing shit in neon — even in an ironic-I’m-writing-shit-in-neon kind of way — needs to stop.


Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic.

3 replies on “A Miamian Take on Art Basel”

  1. having lived in south beach – i feel their pain.
    btw: it REALLY is a feat to dress sluttier than the locals. walking into armani w/ur thonged ass barely covered by a very sheer beach tunic and platform espadrilles is the norm.

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