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Friday 12.04.09

« Halprin book unveiling | Main | The GIF Economy »

Miami art fairs 2009: Part I ABMB

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There is something reassuring about the fact that Art Basel Miami Beach continues to happen... and by all accounts this years polyglot of fairs is 100 times better business-wise than last year when the full measure of the financial apocalypse was yet unknown. Certainly, the work looks more pensively existential... and maybe a little more self-conscious of its fragility but that was to be expected. Maybe Miami isn't as all important as it was in the past (that's probably a good thing)... but it's obviously still important. My question is, "are the works displayed and the eyes of the collectors up to this moment in history... is the art at the top the best spokesperson for now?" -jeff jahn

Here's part one of Jordan Tull's photoblog of the Miami art extravaganza;

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Richard Phillips Solipsitica Nihilisti strikes a perennial art world note with it's mild S&M fashion meets ennui ethos.

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ABMB favorite Anselm Reyele is back in force once again

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Jeff Koons is synonymous with ABMB

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Sure, everything that Damien Hirst does these days doesn't work but his butterfly series still hits all of the right notes.

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More posts to come including Pulse, Scope, Nada, Aqua etc.

Posted by Guest on December 04, 2009 at 16:18 | Comments (1)


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Hello.
It has been an exhausting week of mediocrity punctuated by all too brief yet splendid moments of brilliance.
I've been taking snapshots of work in Miami throughout the week. They can be seen at:
www.failureofknowing.blogspot.com

Posted by: raul mendez [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 6, 2009 02:18 PM

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