Art Basel Miami is the largest international art show in the world. Galleries from across the globe gather at the Miami Beach convention center to offer collectors everything from Picasso and Monet to the absolute latest, most collectable emerging new talent. Art spans the breath-taking to the head-scratching and the people watching is second to none. Every language is spoken,
tours are given, haute cuisine offered (ever seen a champagne cart?) and the deals
are fast and furious. While prices are not posted anywhere (if you have to ask
you definitely cannot afford it) the numbers we heard thrown about started at 1 to 1.5....that'd be
millions my dear.
Here's a few images:
The entire booth was done in artistic folds of type setting in old books.
Artists/buyers with a gallery owner.
Charcoal on paper, Bob stood in front to give size perspective, this was one of the more traditional pieces of artwork.
Larger than life.
Guache on cardboard and stuck to the wall with tape? Can anybody spell archival? Red dots indicated these were sold (individually) and I regret I did not have the nerve to ask the price.
My husband would say that I have shared the most traditional of the work....he can't get the bananas falling out of the old van out of his head, or the brillo box with the chicken head in it, or the
figurine made out of a bailed cube of cardboard or the 5 white canvases each with
a rip in it (in a different location of course).
Ah well, it was art, it was theatre, it was performance art...
it was: interesting!