Sunday, December 09, 2007

ABMB Is Over

And a great time was had by all. Haven't heard a word yet on the financial aspect of it. Some blogs made it sound one way and others, another. There should be word in the next few days.

While snooping around, searching for all the images I could of the artwork at ABMB, it was pretty obvious that besides the new and exciting work and quality art, there was also some junk. So it was interesting to come across this statement by Mickey Cartin in his piece for Artinfo titled; "A Day in the Life: Mickey Cartin"
quote -
"The sum of all of this is that in three days I have seen more stuff here in Miami than the total amount of artistic output worldwide in the entire decades of the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and perhaps even the 90s too. It has never been more obvious to me that there are far too many artists, far too much stuff being made, way too many art dealers, and far too little editing and discrimination. In short, there is way too much junk being passed off as something else, and in art fairs that is called art." (end quote)

But over all it was pretty fabulous with lots of great Art and wonderful Galleries all vying for attention in a fun filled fair. Wish I could have been there to see for myself. The pictures just don't do it justice.

Wanted to share an image with you and this is a pretty cool piece. Demisch Danant’s concrete chair. Image is from CriticalMiami.

If you're interested in what happened at Art Basel Miami Beach, go to my Friday, Dec 7th post for links . . .
Another site you'll want to check out is Miamibeach.plumtv. They have several vids.

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