Back from Art Basel Miami Beach

flight back from Miami. ©harlan erskine 2009

I'm back from Miami. I think this year's fairs were great lots of interesting art good opening around it and a remixed fair set up created a fresh year for looking art art in the balmy Miami weather.

I will be posting the images and art works that left an impression on me at the fair this week. But for now take a look at these post art fair reports:

Miami Herald writes about the fairs with a quirky "How much for that art?" video feature.
Basel '09: Less bling, more ka-ching

Another Miami Herald piece talks about sales rebounding. I'm quite fascinated with the economics of Art I wish NPR's Planet Money would do a story on the economics of the Art Market.
Sales rebound paints pretty picture at Art Basel

ARTINFO has the scoop on Kehinde Wiley's Michael Jackson painting.
Kehinde Wiley's Michael Jackson Commission Sells at Art Basel -

New York Mag's Vulture has a fun slide show talking about art that sold at the fairs. I find it amazing that the fairs are so large that I only say about half of the works in this slide show!
Art Basel: The Works That Sold — and Sparked Conversation

New York Mag's Vulture also has a piece on the top 10 parties and again I have to say I didn't know half of these were even happening. This list is particularly subjective since I would argue that some of the events I went to would have toped some of these. Fun list anyway.
The Worst Excesses of Art Basel 2009

NYPOST has a story about Sly Stallone's paintings at Art Basel. Right after I picked up my press pass from Art Basel Miami Beach's Media center I saw Sly getting out of his black SUV for a VIP preview of the fair. Now I know why he was there a day early.
Rocky hits the canvas

NY Times' The Moment Blog has a few cool videos highlighting various artist when came down to the fair.
Art Basel Miami 2009 | Aurel Schmidt Video
Art Basel Miami 2009 | Shepard Fairey Video