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Art Basel Miami Beach: Slideshow and Commentary

by Will Brand and Corinna Kirsch on December 6, 2012
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Art Basel Miami Beach is, as always, an overwhelming experience. There is art, impossible amounts of it, shiny and glossy and kinetic. There are people, hidden within the silicone husks of slightly younger people, who all seem to be terribly important. There are many kind words but few kind looks.

Basel’s not as bad as it might be, really. This year the fish are biting, and the quality of the work overall is fairly high. There is, in the depths of its 250-odd galleries, art worth looking at. We’ll have a fuller report later today; in the meantime, here are 29 samples of what’s on show, with our comments.

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Slideshow Edition

by Will Brand and Paddy Johnson on December 1, 2011
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No awards this year (other than the inaugural Pervert Prize), but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some worthy contenders. What’s hot? Elmgreen and Dragset and Erwin Wurm were each in a half-dozen or more booths, and Anselm Reyle’s big foil-and-canvas pieces were a reliable eye-catcher for the European galleries.

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