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Art Fair

Pulse Continues to Make Strides

by Paddy Johnson on December 6, 2014
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Possibly the best thing Pulse has going for it is their VIP lounge. Set at the back of their tent on the beach, this balcony gives collectors an incredible view of the ocean. When I visited met two friends who had been there for most of the day and were deliriously happy. That’s what you want.

The new tent is a much-needed departure from the Ice Palace, which thanks to a few rocky years of leadership, many now associate with leaks, poor exhibitors and poor sales.

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Moniker Decorates NADA

by Paddy Johnson on December 5, 2014
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Of all the work at NADA P!’s installation with the Amsterdam design collective Moniker, probably stands out the most.

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Oversized Clothing is Trending

by Paddy Johnson on December 5, 2014
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What’s with all the oversized clothing as art? I sussed out three examples at NADA yesterday, but I’ve heard there are more. Send pictures along if you have them and we’ll add them here. Because this needs to be diligently catalogued and archived.

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5 Takeaways From Yesterday’s “Instagram as an Artistic Medium” Talk

by Corinna Kirsch on December 5, 2014
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1. You have different types of artists.

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I Love NADA

by Paddy Johnson on December 5, 2014
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Unlike years prior, where the sales were so quick dealers actually lost track of what they sold to whom, NADA was a little quieter. Nobody was complaining, as pretty much everyone had made back their costs and then some, but perhaps some of the other satellite fairs such as UNTITLED. have finally managed to tear away a share of the emerging market.

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UNTITLED. Continues to Make Gains in Miami

by Paddy Johnson on December 4, 2014
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Look out, NADA.

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A Look at Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

by Paddy Johnson on December 4, 2014
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“When I look down these halls, it doesn’t make me think about anything”

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Marina Abramovic Tucked Me In to Bed

by Paddy Johnson on December 3, 2014
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My headache was cured at Art Basel Miami.

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The Art F City Fair Guide: Welcome to Hell

by Paddy Johnson on December 1, 2014
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I haven’t talked to a single person who isn’t sick of the art fairs, but since we’ll all be in Miami this week for them, we’re in this shit together. So let’s make this as quick and as painless as possible. Here is the Art F City fair guide. We didn’t bother listing everything because it’s not worth trying to see everything. A little curation never hurt anyone.

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Can Democratic Art Fairs Succeed?

by Paddy Johnson on November 11, 2014
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It’s been a good week for art. Between the EAB Fair launch and The Independent Fair, there was more conversation to be had about the quality of art itself than the money people were paying for it. That had to do not just with the quality of work on view, but the community that created it.

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