// art basel miami : untitled

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!

untitled art basel via gemsounds

adrienne esparza via cindy rucker gallery
adrienne esparza via cindy rucker gallery

This work is made out of yarn from Mexican serape blankets. WHAT!

phillip k smith III via royale projects
phillip k smith III via royale projects
carl d'alvia via mulherin gallery
carl d’alvia via mulherin gallery
carl d'alvia via mulherin gallery
carl d’alvia via mulherin gallery
winnie truong via mulherin gallery
winnie truong via mulherin gallery
winnie truong via mulherin gallery
winnie truong via mulherin gallery
winnie truong via mulherin gallery
winnie truong via mulherin gallery

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.

dario robleto via inman gallery
dario robleto via inman gallery
dario robleto via inman gallery
dario robleto via inman gallery
dario robleto via inman gallery
inman gallery
marc swanson via inman gallery
marc swanson via inman gallery
marc swanson via inman gallery
marc swanson via inman gallery
gabriel antolinez via rincon projects
gabriel antolinez via rincon projects
gabriel antolinez via rincon projects
gabriel antolinez via rincon projects
santiago leal via rincon projects
santiago leal via rincon projects
santiago leal via rincon projects
santiago leal via rincon projects
silvina arismendi via rincon projects
silvina arismendi via rincon projects
giovanni rizzoli via federico luger
giovanni rizzoli via federico luger gallery
jared clark / ana cristea gallery
jared clark via ana cristea gallery

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.

juan luis moraza via espacio minimo gallery
juan luis moraza via espacio minimo gallery

These molded protractors and rulers by Juan Luis Moraza reminded us of our girl, Glasser.

julie shenkelberg / asya geisberg
julie shenkelberg via asya geisberg gallery
karlheinz weinberger via rod bianco gallery
karlheinz weinberger via rod bianco gallery
karlheinz weinberger via rod bianco gallery
karlheinz weinberger via rod bianco gallery
julie sass via independent project
julie sass via independent project

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!

asad faulwell / kravetz-wehby gallery
asad faulwell via kravetz-wehby gallery
samantha bittman via andrew rafacz gallery
samantha bittman via andrew rafacz gallery
jeffrey gibson via marc straus gallery
jeffrey gibson via marc straus gallery

These beaded works by Jeffrey Gibson are a merging of his Choctaw & Cherokee heritage, & geometric abstraction.

cordy ryman via dodge gallery
cordy ryman via dodge gallery
martinez via anonymous gallery
melvin martinez via anonymous gallery
martinez via anonymous gallery
martinez via anonymous gallery
michael staniak via steve turner gallery
michael staniak via steve turner gallery
chris fraser cone via highlight gallery
chris fraser via highlight gallery
ben barretto via highlight gallery
ben barretto via highlight gallery
samuel freeman gallery
samuel freeman gallery
ebony g patterson via monique meloche
ebony g patterson via monique meloche gallery
ebony g patterson via monique meloche
ebony g patterson via monique meloche gallery

Umm showstopper! Ebony G. Patterson draws parallels between masculinity in black culture with camp motifs & adornment in these elaborate installations.

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We ended the day with really expensive mint vodka slushies in this stylish VIP room overlooking the beach.

untitled vip room via gemsounds.com ip room via gemsounds.com
gemsounds + landon neil phillips
Stay tuned for more about our 2014 Art Basel Miami trip!

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