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Basel Week Miami ’11: FriendsWithYou

During our sojourn into the art extravaganza in Miami known as Art Basel Week, we were happy to be able to visit the artistic duo FriendsWithYou in their home base, office, and gallery space in the Design District. The exhibition consisted of new work created especially for this annual influx of art fans and collectors, as well as some of the work that they displayed at The Hole Gallery back in June (covered). More photos after the jump…

Overtime: Nov. 28 – Dec. 4

Take a video stroll through the main Art Basel fair with Vernissage TV. Banksy in the running for this year’s Turnip Prize. Fiat sued for unauthorized use of TATS Cru mural in JLo commercial.  Fiat then settles. Shepard Fairey designs limited edition print for Drop in the Bucket benefit concert. INSA paints a penthouse in Hong Kong. Trisha Donnelly, Rashid Johnson, and Danh Vo among finalist for Hugo Boss Prize. Interview with The Rubells. Taiwan president expresses his support for Ai Weiwei. Video: Tony Fitzpatrick and Richard Polsky in […]

Basel Week Miami ’11: Andrew Schoultz Summary

Art Basel Week in Miami certainly has seen their fair share of Andrew Schoultz’s work with no less than five opportunities (six if you count his outdoor mural for Primary Flight) to admire the Bay Area artist’s work. Showing with Marx & Zavattero, Mark Moore Gallery (more on this booth later), Morgan Lehman Gallery, Jerome Zodo Contemporary, as well as selling out all 30 prints (seen above) of his gold American flags famously with Miami-based nonprofit organization Locust Projects, it certainly has been a busy and productive week […]

Basel Week Miami ’11 / Art Focus: Tracey Snelling

Since we are covering Art Basel Week Miami right now, this week’s new artist for our Art Focus is from the PULSE Art Fair showing at the Rena Bransten Gallery booth. Tracey Snelling is a Bay Area artist who creates mixed media installations incorporating photographs, miniature constructions of buildings or towns, video screens, and projections. We saw this amazing piece painstakingly constructed by Ms. Snelling that included advertising signage, loops of videos, ambient light, graffiti, and other details that encourage us to speculate on the […]

Basel Week Miami ’11: NADA Fair

AM stopped by the NADA yesterday which was held at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami. This particular art fair’s mission is to showcase young and upcoming galleries and artists in the contemporary art scene and was held in three separate sections. This cool whip monster sculpture (seen above) in particular was pretty entertaining. More photos after the jump…

Basel Week Miami ’11: Seonna Hong @ Lebasse Projects / PULSE

One of the first things that caught our eye as we strolled through PULSE in Miami was the new works from Seonna Hong at the Lebasse Projects booth. She put together a nice installation of the paint chip works as well as included some larger bear paintings for this showing. Interestingly enough, she worked some text into some of the pieces. More photos after the jump…
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Recap: James Jean – “Rebus” Signing @ Reed Space

After sitting in with James Jean (featured) and catching his motivational talk to students at Pratt, we attended the signing for his newly released Rebus book at Reed Space. As expected, the place was packed with fans eager to get some time with the artist. As previewed, the event also launched his latest Lotus War Pyramid print. Admirably, James left no man behind as he stayed past closing to make sure his fans all got his John Hancock and doodle. Check it out after the jump.

Basel Week Miami ’11: Pulse First Look

Yesterday, AM stopped by PULSE, one of the satellite fairs of Art Basel Week Miami, and we were greeted by a pretty solid selection of art work from various artists and their galleries (after the fixed a lighting issue). Before focusing in a on a few things, enjoy this selection of photos of pieces that caught our eyes as we strolled through the compound housing the fair. More photos after the jump…

Videos: Aaron Horkey x Mondo x Moon Editions – “True Grit” Print

Aaron Horkey fans out there, check out this new video put together by our friend Patrick Kawahara of a new limited edition dropping tomorrow (December 2nd) at a random time at Mondo. True Grit, produced by Moon Editions, is a laser engraved on Latvian Birch (dyed and laquered), in an edition of 33, 14.75″ x 36″ and will cost $450.
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Basel Week Miami ’11: Art Basel – First Look (Part II)

With so much eye candy at the main fair, we had to split out photos into two helpings. Headlining this second set are these clusters from Bay Area legend Barry McGee at the Cheim & Read booth featuring some abstract representations of spray cans arranged in a new way with some novel patterns. Other strong pieces seen were a unique piece from Mark Ryden utilizing a new technique, an oil from Lisa Yuskavage, various shiny objects from Anish Kapoor, and much more. See it all […]