Art Basel inspirations
Barak...I was thinking about how Tim OBrien's work would overtake this work any day. There were quite a few Obama pieces spread around.
I am going to post some images that really caught my eye at Art Basel and other fairs: Scope, Aqua and the Know show/Gen Art Vanguard and the good works of our own Marc Burkhardt. I did not unfortunately jot down any of the artists works, though some will be familiar, so shout it out as I hesitate to post not knowing their names...but the works pulled me in and too much work going on to do some research, please forgive me.
For those of you who have not been before, it is difficult to describe it but there is a casual feeling overall. A very fancy county fair (think of the art as the animals) with no smells (not even the smell of big money) but just as interesting and varied. The gallery owners for the big Art Basel main affair spend 30K for their booth spaces and not uncommon to run into Snoop Dog in the corridors. There was so much, so much art. I kind of paced myself and selected only a few of the fairs: Art Basel for half a day at the main convention and Aqua hotel in S. Beach and then on the other side of the bridge in the Wynwood district (warehouses) Scope and Art Asia, Aqua Wynwood, and the fair I had some works at GenArt Vanguard: Know show.
Okay...to the art! I will post the Shepard Fairry (all his works sold out at Jonathan Levine's) and others in another section.