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Basel Week Miami ’12: Almine Rech Gallery @ Art Basel

With a popular Jeff Koons exhibit at their Brussels gallery just recently coming to a close, Almine Rech arrived at Art Basel Miami Beach exhibiting a good mix of the young (Alex Israel, who also had a show at the gallery last month), established mid-career (Taryn Simon, Ugo Rondinone) and iconic (Ed Ruscha). Its booth had something interesting for everyone to view and a nice selection for almost every level of collector.  Check out the images of the artwork Almine Rech had out on display… […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: David Kordansky Gallery @ Art Basel

One of the galleries with the best and largest stables of  young artists that every collector keeps an eye out for every year at Art Basel Miami Beach is David Kordansky Gallery.  The Culver City, CA stalwart represented Los Angeles’ talked-about art scene to the fullest with great pieces by such coveted artists as Aaron Curry, Kathryn Andrews, Valentin Carron, and Mai-Thu Perret.  Andrews actually has a solo exhibition opening soon at the gallery, so this was a nice taste of things to come.  See […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: Cheim & Read @ Art Basel

With a hugely popular retrospective that just closed at the Berkeley Art Museum, Barry McGee exhibited two new pieces with his new New York gallery Cheim and Read in its booth at Art Basel Miami Beach. A gigantic skull painting by Donald Baechler was another highlight, as it stared blankly at fair-goers. To say that McGee and Baechler was in good company is much of an understatement, as works by Alice Neel, Joan Mitchell, Lynda Benglis and other notables were spread throughout. Discuss Basel Week […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: Marian Goodman @ Art Basel

Flanked on two walls by monumental works by Gerhard Richter and Julie Mehretu, Marian Goodman Gallery’s booth at Art Basel Miami Beach provided spectacular viewing for all that visited its booth. Art market man of the year Gerhard Richter’s striped piece was from his series using a digital process and provided a taste for those that missed his most recent show with Goodman. Three photographs by Rineke Dijkstra covered one wall and a wall text by Lawrence Weiner were just some of the important artists’ works that were seemingly everywhere you looked at […]

Overtime: Dec 3 – Dec 9

Overtime stories of the week: Raphael drawing – Head Of A Young Apostle – sells for £30 million – new record for paper piece at auction. Prominent collector Steven Cohen under investigation and noticeably absent at Art Basel Miami Beach. Woman purchases Alexander Calder print worth $9k for $12.34 at a Goodwill store. ESSAM arrested and given multiple charges after outing himself in a video interview. Five looted Indian sculptures (worth $5 mil.)seized at Port Newark by Homeland Security Investigations. Identity of thief who stole […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: NADA Fair Highlights

With this year’s presentation of the NADA art fair, The New Art Dealers Alliance celebrates ten years presenting the best in new, young, exciting, and emerging art and artists. If the main Art Basel fair has a reputation for having the most well-known and blue chip works, this fair is known for having names and galleries that will soon take the next step to Basel (although there are some galleries that are perfectly content staying at NADA, which speak volumes regarding the quality and support […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: The Hole – “Fresh Basel” @ Villa Vecchia

New York City gallery The Hole brought a taste of the luxurious, wealthy, and extravagant side of Miami to visitors in town during Basel Week Miami.  All going down at the historic 1920’s waterfront Villa Vecchia estate, Fresh Basel featured an extensive contemporary art installation, consisting of the gallery’s roster and mainstays, including Matthew Stone, Scott Reeder, Holton Rower, Sayre Gomez, and Lola Schnabel. Throughout the residency (which lasts from Dec 4 to Dec 9) special performances will go on consisting of live art making, […]

Overtime: Nov 26 – Dec 2

Overtime stories of the week: Christo plans permanent sculpture (he claims will be the world’s biggest) for Abu Dhabi. Est. cost: $340 mil. RIP: Spain Rodriguez, who passed away at age 72. RIP: Lisa de Kooning, the daughter of the late Willem de Kooning.  She passed away at the age of 56. The Whitney announces curators for the 2014 Biennial – 3 curators, each one receiving their own floor. Leica M3D camera belonging to David Douglas Duncan, who documented Picasso, sells for record £1.36mil. Photographers […]

Overtime: Nov 19 – Nov 25

Overtime stories of the week: Phlegm working through possible covers for his new book. RIP: Arnaud Maggs, who died at the age of 86. Congratulations: Julian Schnabel and The Hole’s May Andersen get engaged. An insightful look at the market for Damien Hirst works and how he may have damaged it with his actions. Sotheby’s posted a pre-tax loss of $46.4m, representing a 58% fall in net profits for first nine months of year. Per ArtTactic, confidence in the Chinese contemporary art market declines as […]

Showing: “Crucible” @ Mirus Gallery

Mirus Gallery, an exhibition space in downtown San Francisco founded and established by art collector/entrepreneur Paul Hemming, opens with a group show consisting of collaborative and individually created works by a dynamic collection of artists (that are also long-time friends), including Damon Soule, David Choong Lee, Mars-1, NoMe Edonna, and Oliver Vernon. The kinetic works in the exhibition burst with energy and sharp colors and represent the fine technical skill and expressive cosmic imagination of each artist. Check out some of the pieces in the […]