For all of you artyheads, we are sharing our experience at Art Basel Miami. Art Basel is a convergence of art, fashion, music, not to mention celeb sightings & secret parties, which means no sleep for a week, basically. It is by far the most inspiring setting we’ve ever experienced, & we’re hooked. All senses are illuminated in this summer vacay in December.
Our favorite fair, Untitled, is where we’ll start. Untitled features emerging & mid-career artists from international galleries & non-profit art spaces. It’s doesn’t hurt that it’s a big pink tent right on the beach, either.
Here are some works we saw & loved, & had to report back about!
This work is made out of yarn from Mexican serape blankets. WHAT!
These incredible colored pencil drawings by Toronto artist Winne Truong combine delicate beauty with the grotesque. They were a truly gorgeous to see in person.
These works by Jared Clark consist of colored resins poured into Styrofoam packaging creating a playful candy-like effect out of this normally discarded, imperishable substance.
These molded protractors and rulers by Juan Luis Moraza reminded us of our girl, Glasser.
The Danish artist Julie Sass, pictured with her works, gave us licorice from her home country & a shot of vodka in a tiny red cup!
These beaded works by Jeffrey Gibson are a merging of his Choctaw & Cherokee heritage, & geometric abstraction.
Umm showstopper! Ebony G. Patterson draws parallels between masculinity in black culture with camp motifs & adornment in these elaborate installations.
We ended the day with really expensive mint vodka slushies in this stylish VIP room overlooking the beach.