Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Krupnick had the opportunity to spend the day after the Art Basel Miami Beach fair closed inside the convention center dodging forklifts and documenting the breakdown of the fair. “It’s that rare moment when lots of valuables are at risk and in motion,” he told me over email. “The amazing piles of crates and packing materials make it hard to pin down what, exactly, an art piece is. (One forklift operator pointed at a stack of shipping containers he’d arranged, and said without sarcasm: ‘This is my art.’)” [PHOTO SERIES]
Art Basel Miami Beach 2010
The State of Art Basel Miami Beach
Lindsay Pollock has a report from this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach that gives us some insight into the state of the art market:
Sales echoed what the recent New York auctions had intimated: the uppermost tier of the art industry is chugging along.
Though I like this quote more:
“Last year, there was much more death and skull imagery,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve seen one skull this year. I like it better without the skulls.”
Art Fag City’s Select Guide to Miami Basel 2010
Once again, it’s time for the annual migration of Winter-bound art worlders to the sunny climes of Miami, Florida for Art Basel Miami Beach. The bad news is that outside of Art Basel Miami’s official fair, most of the surrounding events and shows are pretty bad. Good thing Paddy Johnson has your back! She just posted her own guide to the best fairs, museums and events in Miami.