Art Basel Miami Beach | What the Press is Saying

10th December 2012
Laura Burnside

Art Basel Miami Public Art Basel Miami Beach | What the Press is Saying

Art Basel Miami Beach Public 2012. Jason and Alicia Hall Moran, AiR, 2012, in collaboration with Brandon Ross.

(The Art Newspaper)
“Once the frivolous younger sister to Art Basel in Switzerland, Art Basel Miami Beach is forging its own, grown-up identity. Now in its 11th year, the event has become the pre-eminent US art fair in a crowded calendar. “[It] has reinforced itself this year as being a serious art fair. Almost every major US museum is represented by someone visiting,” said the New York gallerist Casey Kaplan.”

(The Guardian)
“More than 260 galleries from around the globe are exhibiting art by thousands of artists during the 11th annual Art Basel Miami Beach event.”

“Art Basel Miami Beach has quickly become the most important contemporary art event in America and Tim Marlow takes us for an exclusive look at this year’s fair and highlights some of the best work on view. Joining him are journalists Ted Loos and Anthony Barzilay Freund.”

(The Art Newspaper)
““Greedy schmuck”, “So what”, “Other people think”: the walls of Art Basel Miami Beach seem noisier than usual this year, with a profusion of text-based works. Barbara Kruger’s huge vinyls, inspired by advertising slogans, can’t help but catch the eye throughout the fair—her works are at Mary Boone Gallery, Sprüth Magers, L&M Arts and Skarstedt Gallery —while at Richard Gray Gallery, enormous painted letters by Jack Pierson, The world is yours, 2002 (which sold for $450,000), greet visitors at one of the fair’s entrances.”

“Absolut Art Bureau, the unit responsible for Absolut’s art initiatives, is delighted to continue its ongoing collaboration with Art Basel as an Associate Sponsor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Americas, and announce the launch of a new site-specificart bar installation by artist duo Los Carpinteros for South Beach’s vibrant Oceanfront.”

(NY Times)
“The Richter, on display at the Marian Goodman gallery, was a good starting point, they explained. As one of the most important abstract painters of the past 40 years, Mr. Richter is often credited with reinventing painting. Part of the generation that grew up in postwar Germany, he started his career doing photo-realist paintings and has continued playing with optics, perspective and color.”

(Art Info)
“The contemporary art market continues its upward thrust on the contrails of the big November auctions, with additional strong signs of hunger for both emerging and established artists at the 11th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach.”

(NY Times)
“As dealers in the main fair at Art Basel Miami Beach were counting up six- and seven-figure sales from Wednesday’s V.I.P. preview, participants in SELECT, one of the numerous nearby satellite fairs here, were welcoming guests at the Catalina Hotel. The hopeful artists and gallery owners who paid $4,000 to $5,000 to transform one of the hotel’s 64 rooms into a mini gallery, installation space or performance site had different expectations than their brethren a few blocks away.”