Without a doubt the sun of the art fair solar system that is Basel Week Miami is Art Basel. Concentrating on just this fair and dedicating our energy to catching it in its entirety including the two hundred plus blue chip galleries present took AM two full days (see day one). It was definitely worth the time spent as we observed million of dollars and flowing from collectors into the art world.
What was interesting is the more notable influence of a younger generation artists including Barry McGee (above), Tauba Auerbach, Ryan McGinness, Ryan McGinley, Retna, Jonas Wood, Sam Moyer and many more being featured alongside the already “MADE” iconic artists such as Picasso, Richter, Koons, Hirst, Murakami, Kruger, Calder, Warhol and Rothko. This balance of old and new makes this one of the most enjoyable fairs to spend time exploring.
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