Art Basel Miami Beach (Day One…)

Recently I traveled to Art Basel Miami Beach with WVU faculty and students this year. This is an opportunity that the Director of the WVU School of Art and Design Alison Helm has been pushing for years, and I am so glad that I was able to go.

There was SO MUCH to see! Art Basel Miami Beach really takes over much of the city, and there are tents and pop up venues in small hotels everywhere! I think the most difficult thing about attending Art Basel Miami Beach is trying to navigate which tents to visit and HOW MANY one can actually see in one day.

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Hello sunshine! It was great to see the sun in December! A few of the main tents for Art Basel Miami Beach were located right on the beach.

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“Untitled” and “SCOPE” were the first two tents we visited. There was a lot of good work to see, the “Untitled” tent was definitely one of my favorites for the entire weekend.

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Love Trenton Doyle Hancock…

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Really intriguing piece by Avelino Sala comparing contemporary images of struggle with Goya printed imagery…

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Faig Ahmed…

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I have become a big fan of Devan Shimoyama’s work lately…

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Always a fan of Nicola Lopez, and it was really surprising to see this new piece…

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Swoon never disappoints…

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After “SCOPE” and lunch we spent the rest of the afternoon in the main “ART BASEL” convention center space. This was gigantic! This space definitely had a different feel than the first two tents as the work was more prestigious and the displays felt more like entering small galleries.

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One of my favorite prints of all time, this series by Sol LeWitt…

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Another favorite of mine, this series by Donald Judd…

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Also a huge fan of these series of prints by Glenn Ligon…

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Fun to see a Barry McGee pop up…

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Really great Grayson Perry woodcut…

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Haven’t been able to see these Do-Ho Suh sculptures in person much…great to see!

And that was just DAY ONE! I will post the other two days worth of artwork that we saw as well…what an great day! And what a great weekend!

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