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Basel Week Miami ’14: Snarkitecture Installation @ Shop Alchemist

There is still time for those in town for Basel Week Miami to stop by the Airball installation created by Daniel Arsham of design studio Snarkitecture and the Miami Beach based Alchemist. Open through tomorrow on level 5 of the the Herzog & de Neuron designed parking garage (1111 Lincoln Road), site of another event in 2013, the specially designed basketball arcade-style games are the main attraction along with some goodies for sale. Photo credit: Noah Kalina. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Pulse

While in town for Basel Week Miami, we made sure to head north a little ways to attend the Pulse held at their new location – Indian Beach Park. The tenth edition of the  event featured some familiar names as well as many artists new to us. One of these was the sculptural works of Jorge Mayet (seen above) at the Galeria Horrach Moya booth. Enjoy more photos below form the fair… See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here.
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Showing: 2501 / Francesco Igory Deiana – “Involving Doubts” @ D406

Gallery D406 in Modena, Italy, opened a two man show by 2501 and Francesco Igory Deiana on November 22nd titled Involving Doubts. While sharing similar ideas, concepts and even elements of their visual languages, their abstract works are significantly different. It’s these similarities however that make their pieces work so well together, and it’s these crucial differences that make their styles complement each other. Both artist mostly work with black paint, have a strong focus on the line work and use just one other bright color […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Showing: Daniel Arsham – “Welcome to the Future” @ Locust Projects

Taking one of his most recognizable series of works to the next level, Daniel Arsham has created a site specific installation at Locust Projects coinciding with Basel Week Miami. Entitled Welcome to the Future, the excavation site created by the New York-based artist in the gallery’s floor holds thousands of what he calls “future relics,” objects of today’s time but made to look like calcified artifacts through his special technique. The fact that many of these are already obsolete (such as VHS rates, Walkmans, old school […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Streets: Shepard Fairey x Cleon Peterson

Every year during Basel Week Miami, AM always spends some time in the Wynwood district checking out the activity as street and graffiti artists put in the time to beautify the area. For 2014, the predominant facilitators in the area, Wynwood Walls, decided to focus on The Art of Collaboration. One of the standouts was this joint effort painting four sides of a building by Los Angeles-based artists and coworkers Shepard Fairey (featured) and Cleon Peterson. Take a look at how their imagery melded perfectly together in […]
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Previews: Gary Baseman – “The Door Is Always Open” @ K11 (Shanghai)

Continuing to tour the world, Gary Baseman (interviewed) and his The Door Is Always Open has reached Shanghai. Opening tonight with over 500 pieces of art and art objects, his fans in China will enjoy some of what other collectors saw back in Taipei & Los Angeles. Stop by for a look yourself through March 5th… Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Untitled.

Focusing on emerging and midcareer contemporary art (over 200 exhibiting artists from 18 different countries), the Untitled. satellite fair was back for Basel Week Miami with their tent situated nicely on the beach. Featuring natural lighting and a nice layout, the walk through the booths and artwork was quite enjoyable. Take a look at some photos below… See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14: SCOPE

One of the favorite fairs we visited during Basel Week Miami was SCOPE and its high concentration of art from the Low Brow, New Contemporary, and Street Art movements. Featured at the fair were pieces from the Dean Collection (from collector Swizz Beatz), a new sculptural piece (based on recent print) from Cleon Peterson in the entryway, an installation from Swoon, a Juxtapoz stand, and Heineken House live painting. Here are some photos to give you a taste of what was seen at the fair including this amazingly […]
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Releases: Vhils, Sainer, Nunca X Underdogs (Lisbon)

Just in time for the holiday season the Underdogs Gallery (in the beautiful city of Lisbon) just dropped a trifecta print release. Limited editions of only 100 by Vhils (Portugal) , Sainer (Poland) and Nunca (Brazil), these prints will go fast. The internet flood gates are now open and its first come first serve, so get in on it quick. Sainer  “Midnight Marauder” Edition of 100 Hand-pulled screen print, and signed Nunca  “O Pedinte” Edition of 100 Hand-pulled screen print Signed and numbered by the artist Vhils “Deterioration” […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Damien Hirst @ Paul Stolper Gallery

Mirroring an exhibition (covered) several months ago at the Paul Stolper Gallery in London was a display of Damien Hirst’s oversized pharmaceuticals at their Art Basel Miami booth. The Schizophrenogenesis works consist of sculptural renditions that are an extension of his pill cabinet pieces as well as his fascination with the medical field as well as screen prints. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Damien Hirst here.