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Basel Week Miami ’10: Blum & Poe

Los Angeles contemporary art staple Blum & Poe was yet another in a seemingly never ending stream of must-see booths at the main fair, Art Basel Miami Beach. Of particular interest was a massive new work by Takashi Murakami, exhibiting the Japanese pop art icon’s unique range and continued evolution within his self-branded “superflat” style. A diverse lineup of painters and photographers native to the prestigious gallery, including Zhang Huan, Florian Maier-Aichen, Dave Muller and Henry Taylor, filled out the walls. Check out more of […]

Basel Week Miami ’10: Team Gallery

With more time to explore the big fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, a stroll past Team Gallery’s booth (teased) was in order. With an apparent dwindling inventory of works from Ryan McGinley’s newest body of work, Life Adjustment Center (covered), due to the overwhelming success of the series, two of the strongest images from the collection still took center stage and concentrated the majesty of the New York based photographer’s stirring vision. A selection of works from Cory Arcangel, Massimo Grimaldi, Slater Bradley, Gardar Eide […]
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Basel Week Miami ’10: Retna – “Silver Lining” @ Primary Projects

Last night, before heading out to the requisite evening parties at Art Basel, we stopped by Primary Projects to check out the street calligraphic stylings of Retna (featured). His signature script in different manifestations infused the space with the West Coast aesthetic including the walls, floors, and doors reminiscent of his immersive show at Riviera and Riviera in August (covered). The impressive new body of work included large pieces on panels, found objects, and overwritten photographs. Fellow fans and notables in the street scene like […]
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Basel Week Miami ’10: Barry McGee @ Ratio 3

Now that the initial excitement of preview day (covered) at Art Basel Miami Beach is over with, we can continue bringing you a more thorough look-see at some of the significant booths at the main fair. Exhibiting with San Francisco based Ratio 3 (teased) is influential street artist Barry McGee. Filling the bulk of the booth’s real estate in dramatic fashion were a series of large-scale clusters from the Bay Area icon, deftly composing the mixed-media wall installations synonymous with his gallery work. Rounding out […]

Openings: Todd James “Infinite Lessons” @ A.L.I.C.E. Gallery

Fans of Todd James weathered the snow to show their support at the opening of his solo exhibition Infinite Lessons at A.L.I.C.E. Gallery in Brussels. Presenting his crude sense of humor in trademark fashion, James explores controversial topics of sex and war as only he can. The gravity of these issues is offset with the tongue in cheek levity of his illustrative style and comedic compositions, perfectly juxtaposing the heavy with the light. The opening also served as a first crack at his debut sculptural […]
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Basel Week Miami ’10: Sanrio’s “Small Gift Miami” 50th Anniversary Celebration

With the pleasure of attending the event together with Shepard Fairey and his family, AM headed over to the opening of Small Gift Miami (previewed) for a bit of cross-generational fun during the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Sanrio. Coinciding with Art Basel Week, the Floridian version of last months successful group exhibition and mobile pop-up shop in Los Angeles (covered) lived up to it’s predecessor, with attendees enjoying a host of the hottest artists of the day reinvent Sanrio’s timeless characters. Curators Roger Gastman and […]

Basel Week Miami ’10: MOCA (LA) x LCD Soundsystem Party @ The Raleigh

Last night, AM attended the Basel party thrown by Jeffrey Deitch and the Los Angeles MOCA with guests being ushered to their seats with cigars & table service at the hip poolside of the Raleigh Hotel. It felt like all of South Beach was trying to get into the exclusive party where guest band LCD Soundsystem performed a monster set. We had a great time catching up as many of our friends & peers in the art scene were in attendance. Catch up with all […]
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Basel Week Miami ’10: Robert Williams @ Tony Shafrazi

Tony Shafrazi’s booth was one of the first ones we made a beeline to when we entered the main fair at Art Basel. As advertised, our attention was dominated by Robert Williams’ newest sculpture, The Brain Trap, which we can fully reveal now. This was surrounded by other paintings from Williams along with the Diamond in a Goat’s Ass sculpture, and work by Dennis Hopper, and Ed Ruscha. More photos after the jump…
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Preview: Josh Agle (SHAG) – “Ambergris” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

If you need something to look forward to once the Art Basel festivities are over with, look no further than the following weekend at Jonathan LeVine. Josh Agle (SHAG) (interviewed) will be opening his third solo exhibition at the NY gallery entitled “Ambergris” featuring over a dozen original acrylic paintings on panel as well as three large-scale giclee editions on canvas. For this new body of work, SHAG drew inspiration from his renewed interest in surfing and the ocean, although unfortunately for him, this included […]

Basel Week Miami ’10 – Art Basel First Look

After months of anticipation, the time has finally come for the curtains to be drawn back and the show to begin at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach. Prior to the public opening tomorrow, December 2nd, today marked Vernissage day, which allowed exclusive press access to the massive Miami Beach Convention Center. The excitement was palpable, as we enjoyed scouring the grounds and taking in all the artwork lining the walls from some of the most prestigious galleries the world over. Considering this is just […]