So the whole point of Miami Art Basel is the parties. Wait, no it’s not, it’s the ton-o-fairs available to man or beast. Before I even arrived I was totally confused.
This week, Charles Saatchi drops a bomb, can art portray the economic crisis, public art in New York, Knoedler closes, a giant forgery scandal and sales from the 2011 Miami art fairs.
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.
MIAMI — Every year art watchers see trends. Many of these are more about the commentator’s interests and fixations than anything real. This year, I kept seeing works by great Uruguayan modernist Joaquín Torres García.
So, as a service to you (and ourselves) we’ve compiled a help guide to all the guides we could find to the 2011 Miami art fairs.
If you need a palate cleanser from some of the more commercial exhibitors at Art Basel Miami 2011, then be sure to check out the always refreshing Fountain Art Fair. Fountain sets itself apart again this year with a rebellious mix of alternative gallery spaces, independent artists, musical performances, and the “self-proclaimed sexiest food truck.”
Hyperallergic is off to Miami today for the art fairs. Expect daily updates with photos, commentary, observations and news. See you in Miami.