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Art Basel Miami: did anyone else go?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by imageWIS, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. rohde88

    rohde88 Senior member

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    17th is definitely South Beach.

    No promises on bugs though. Cockroaches are common.

    There should be shuttles running from the beach to arts district. I used to ride my motorcycle, great date night. Do you like food trucks?
     
  2. alex99

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    I went last year for the first time and was very skeptical about the whole concept of art fairs, but I ended up having a great time. If you don't live in one of the big 3 art markets (NYC, LA, Santa Fe) Basel is probably the easiest way to see great art. Whether it is the best way to see art depends on the person I suppose.

    Try to do the big 3- Basel, Pulse, and Scope, on different days so it doesn't all start to blur together. I can't remember all the places we ate (my gf has a friend who took us to some of his favorites), but I do remember getting lunch at Joe's Stone Crab, which was excellent. It's an expensive place, the lunch specials are the most reasonable. Oh and Garcia's Seafood for dinner. We rented a car to get around, but really only used it to get to downtown and Winwood district.

    Enjoy!
     
  3. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    I'm back in Miami now, so if anyone's going to be in the area and wants to grab a drink, feel free to hit me up. Guided tours are available in exchange for adult beverages.
     
  4. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Any of you going to the MAM party this weekend?
     
  5. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    not unless you've got an invite for me
     
  6. TRINI

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    I'd love to go to Miami for Art Basel one year but I fear I'd just ending spending all my time (and money) at King of Diamonds.
     
  7. StephenHero

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    Does art play any role in this event or is it merely an excuse for the rich and aspiring famous to drink Bellinis on contemporary wicker furniture?
     
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  8. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Probably both.
     
  9. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    correct
     
  10. alex99

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    This sounds about right:

    "We had to line up for 30 minutes or so, and people LOST THEIR FUCKING MINDS. I heard one girl compare her situation to Auschwitz, and another was repeatedly screaming that she would sue the hotel if she got bitten by any bugs. Eventually people just decided to Braveheart it and charge in by any means possible, like these old-timers who are scrambling through the fucking wilderness like they're running away from Predator."

    When I went last year I thought the other shows (Pulse, Scope, etc) were better than Basel. It's weird he didn't mention them. I didn't go this year, and from photos have not seen much that looks good. I liked these though...

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    Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Homeless Boy, 2012. Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather suitcases, globe, and metal base.

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    Wim Delvoye, Bidjar, 2011. Polyester, iranian carpet, and pig hooves.
     
  11. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    ugh. boy am i glad i didn't go down. shit gets worse and worse every year.
     
  12. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I thought you were partying it down with AC.
     
  13. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    he never got in touch with me.
     
  14. mordecai

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    Did anyone see the videos at the Cherry+Martin booth?
     

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