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Sunday, December 09, 2007

ART: More Art Basel Miami: Days 2 and 3: The big fair

It's kind of impossible to cover everything in the convention center in one day; to call the experience sensory overload is somewhat of an understatement. While many experts in art land have been watching for signs that the market's bubble is about to burst, we didn't see them. Like last year, people seemed in the mood to shop (we heard that Deitch sold everything in their booth on the first day?). Then again, that's also an understatement. You know the collectors who frequent this fair are doing okay for themselves, when they travel to Miami in the middle of the holiday season (when everyone else is budgeting for the new talking Elmo or whatever the new gift is) to purchase multi-million works. And with our worthless currency, it seems like European collectors would be even more eager to purchase in U.S. fairs.
During our walk, we saw older works by Picasso and Duchamp, younger old pieces by Basquiat and Haring and completely new art by Kehinde Wiley and Dzine.

T Magazine has even more coverage here.


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