PAPERMAG: Your Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach: Part V: "Welcome to the fifth edition of our ongoing guide to Art Basel Miami Beach (check out editions I, II, III, and IV HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE, respectively). Let's get started: In honor of the late Tony Goldman -- the visionary real estate developer and founder of Miami'sWynwood Walls -- there will be a special tribute entitled "Come and Dream" that launches during AB/MB in-and-around theintersection of 25th Street and NW 2nd Avenue in Miami. Meghan Coleman, the arts manager of Goldman Properties, is spear-heading the project with Tony's daughter Jessica. Look for new "walls" including another by Shepard Fairey as well as a gallery exhibit...."
What to Expect at Art Basel Miami :: Articles :: Los Angeles Confidential Magazine: "Running from December 6–9, this year’s Miami Beach show promises to be more exhilarating than ever. The most creative and audacious section is often Art Nova, where the rules require dealers to feature work created only in the last three years by just two or three artists. Art Positions, though, was considered a highlight last year by many attendees and also consistently pushes the limits, showcasing work from young and emerging artists (the 2011 standout being Paulo Nazareth’s eye-popping Banana Market/Art Market, a green Volkswagen bus filled with bananas). The Art Kabinett sector tends to be thematically wide-ranging, offering a platform for immense curatorial diversity, including thematic group exhibitions, art historical showcases, and solo shows for rising stars. These are presented in delineated spaces within participants’ booths, which are spread throughout the convention center."
David Lynch’s club comes to Art Basel Miami Beach | Art | Agenda | Phaidon: "With its Philippe Starck interiors and Art Deco architecture, guests at the Delano hotel on Miami Beach could be forgiven for thinking they had walked onto a movie set. Next month the line between real life and the big screen will be further blurred, when Art Basel Miami Beach (December 6-9) comes to town.For the duration of the fair, visitors to the Delano will be able to visit Silencio, the Mulholland Drive-inspired club that film director and painter David Lynch opened in Paris last year. Far from a simple brand-extension exercise, Lynch designed the French club's furniture and interiors, selected the books for the club's shelves (including one or two by Phaidon - thanks David) and the films that would be shown. .. . . "
ARTLURKER › Jerry Saltz on the future of art criticism, Miami, secrets to success and comedians: "The effects of the onslaught of Art Basel Miami Beach have been widely discussed among locals in the art community as both a blessing and a curse. Based on your previous discussion on art fairs in general and their relationship to artists and art-making what are some of the positive and negative/ social and economic ramifications of this kind of event on a relatively young art community?
JS: Ok, Art Basel Miami Beach: good for emerging artists, good for the blood, good for parties and touching antennae and having a good time. How can it be bad, if you have the entire volunteer army of the art world at your doorstep? To say it’s a bad thing is being ungenerous. Even as fucked up as things have gotten, as horrendous as the equation between capital and quality has become within this system. . . ."
Artifacts | Chelsea's New Normal - NYTimes.com: "Larger, blue-chip galleries have the financial wherewithal to rebuild quickly and — pending the restoration of damaged artworks — reopen sooner than smaller galleries that exist from month to month and may not reopen at all. How to pay rent, staff and conservators, meet the bills for reconstruction and replace computers and servers (where galleries store archives and images) during an indefinite period of no income from sales? How to approach collectors who may have purchased works but not yet paid for it? Then there are those who have paid but not yet taken delivery. . . . "
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