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Basel Week Miami ’09: Mark Ryden

One of the highlights of our trip to Miami was definitely seeing this new Mark Ryden piece revealed at the Paul Kasmin Gallery booth at Art Basel. The breathtaking 72″ x 48″ piece “Incarnation” seems to be a happy medium between his new minimalistic style seen at his last solo at Tomio Koyama in Japan and his older imagery.  Sold for almost 900K, it appears the market for one of the top artists in the so-called “low brow” movement is still strong. Take a look […]

Openings: Basel Week Miami ’09 – Art Asia

Showing adjacent to the SCOPE, the Art Asia opened its doors to fair-goers exposing the Art Basel crowd to the special flavor of their region’s art. Featuring art from countries such as Korea, China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Thailand, and Taiwan, the work definitely brought some fresh ideas with its Asian flair. More images after the jump…

Basel Week Miami ’09: Jeff Soto – Primary Flight Mural

There are so many artists getting up at Basel Week Miami this year that it’s hard to keep up with everything. On our list today was Jeff Soto’s (interviewed) mural for Primary Flight. The almost completed piece, although different, is reminiscent of a mural he did in London during his show at StolenSpace in May. In fact, Soto tells us that doing some street work in the UK (the first time in 10 years) started him itching for more outdoor displays of his art like […]

Video: Art Basel x Vernissage TV

If you enjoyed our first look at Art Basel a couple days ago, you’ll also like this video overview from Vernissage TV. The footage gives a idea as the feel, atmosphere, and cross section of attendees and art from the main fair this year. Look for more from AM as we focus in on specific artists and booths in our upcoming coverage… Discuss Art Basel here.

Basel Week Miami ’09: Barry McGee – Wynwood Walls Mural

After opening his epic show last month at PRISM, Barry McGee moved on to Art Basel for his next project. For his Wynwood Walls installation, McGee covered an entire building with his signature geometric patterns, left plenty of tags, trademark imagery, and threw in an overturned car as well, smoke machine and all.  AM spent some time salivating over the details on the site all the while documenting everything to share with you! More images after the jump…

Openings: Basel Week Miami ’09 – “Stages” Exhibition

AM stopped by “Stages” last night on the final leg of its journey.  One of the hottest shows of Art Basel Week opened with many of the artists in attendance including Jose Parla, KAWS, Shepard Fairey (featured), D-zine, Futura, Rossom Crowe, Os Gemeos, Tom Sachs, and Eric White (seen above with his mother – a cancer survivor). The paintings will be auctioned off to benefit LIVESTRONG and the fight against cancer. More pics after the jump…

Video: Basel Week Miami ’09 – Aaron Young Creative Process

Aaron Young was in Miami for the final stop of the Stages exhibition (more on that later) and also the “It Ain’t Fair” (covered) show at OHWOW Gallery. While there, he also took time to create some pieces at a special session with some serious buyers on hand.  Take a look at this video of his “motorcycle art” courtesy of SLAMXHYPE. Discuss Art Basel here.

Basel Week Miami ’09: SCOPE Fair

If you have been following our coverage, you will know that many of our previews this year for Art Basel Week were from the SCOPE fair. This is because many of the galleries and artists we follow decided to make a showing there. We stopped by to take a look today and snapped some pics to share with you all. This large “finger-cutting” installation from Judith Supine certainly held our attention at the New Image Art booth. Take a look at what else caught our […]

Openings: Basel Week Miami 09 – Primary Flight “Blueprint for Space”

Last night, AM attended the opening for the gallery portion of Logan Hicks’ and Book’s Primary Flight. During the day, the artists had worked hard at creating murals for the largest site specific mural installation for this year’s Art Basel all over the Wynwood Art District. Artists included Augor, Bask, C215, Jim Darling, D*Face, Shepard Fairey, Meggs, Michael De Feo, Ron English, El Mac, Logan Hicks, Kenton Parker, Santiago Rubino, Retna, Reyes, Revok, Jeff Soto, Tes One, Zevs, and many more. The night was capped […]

Basel Week Miami ’09 – Marcel Dzama

This new piece from Marcel Dzama caught our eye when we stopped by the David Zwirner booth yesterday at the Art Basel press preview. Painted on perforated player piano paper (alliteration not intended), the new works appear more complex and rich. Not only were these available for sale, it was also a preview for what to expect from Dzama’s show at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal early next year in Canada. More images of the pieces as well as the additional back room inventory […]