Art Fare: Photographer Andy Freeberg: "Sun and sand, lean bodies and fat checkbooks: This is the chichi art fair known as Art Basel Miami Beach. It’s where art-world cognoscenti descend each December, hungry for wheeling and dealing in the upper echelons of contemporary art. These collectors think nothing of dropping millions on fresh works by art stars like Jeff Koons and Gerhard Richter. For many of these movers and shakers, art is not an expression of ideas but part of an investment portfolio. This rarefied atmosphere is the subject of photographer Andy Freeberg’s series Art Fare. Camera in hand, he spent the last few years documenting the art-fair circuit, haunting exhibition booths not only at Art Basel, but also Art Miami, Pulse and New York’s famous Armory Show. With clinical precision, he captures the sterility of these white-walled cubes and the arid detachment of the gallerists and assistants who work them . . . "
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