December 18, 2012

Art Basel Miami

I've just returned from a week at the annual Art Basel Miami Art Fair and what a week it was.

20 separate fairs showcasing everything from the big names: Picaso, Braque, Chuck Close, Richard Prince, and Henry Moore, to the young and upcoming artists from every part of the world. There were individual fairs dedicated to graffiti art, contemporary Asian art, environments, and sculpture, etc. Art Dealers from Buenos Aires, San Diego, New York, Madrid… you name it, were buying, selling and showcasing.

And the people watching… don't get me started, let's just call it "a show". This is a place to be, and to strut your stuff.

Needless to say, I enjoyed myself for what has become an annual pilgrimage.

I was lucky to have my artist, Mark T. Smith as my wing man for the week's festivities. Mark's studio is in Miami and he is a font of knowledge about where to go and see the most interesting art as well as what to do after dark.

If you love art and need a break in early December, come down to Miami to take the pulse of the current art market.

What follows are some pictures from the fairs.

Art Basel Miami Art Fair Catalog

My Favorite Photograph by Robert Polidori
Senora Faxas Residence,
Miramar, Havana, No. 1, 1997
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print
40 x 50 inches

My favorite painting by Edna Reindel
The Bull Fight, about 1936
Oil on Canvas
25 x 30 1/4 inches

Peter Sarkisian
Registered Driver, Door, 2010
Molded fiberglasses, steel,
clear polycarbonate, vellum,
video projection, and audio.
42 x 50 x 18 inches.

Li Hui Sculpture entitled "Cracked" with the artist in foreground.
Artist was flown here from China for Art Basel week.


Li Hui Sculpture entitled "Cracked" detail

SeonGhi Bahk
Relationship 2012
110” x 36” x 36” / 110” x 16” x 16”
Charcoal, nylon, threads, etc.
Enrique Chagoya
Liberty, 2006
Jacquard Tapestry, Number 3 of 8
72” x 74”
Chuck Close
Brad, 2009
Jacquard Tapestry, Number 5 of 10
104” x 78”
Enrique Gomez de Molina
Enrique Gomez de Molina

Mark T Smith

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your experience Richard. Absolutely fabulous!