Art Basel, Miami Beach is the number one art fair in the world...so I already knew one post about it wasn't going to even begin to do it justice..so this is part one. In part one I'll do a quick walk through of my experience at the fair and some of the standout booths...in part two I'll cover more specific themes I saw and standout artworks.
Once a year in the Miami Convention Center...the entire art world, celebrities, and all of the industries that intersect (fashion, media, ect.) travel down south to take part in a ritual that's nothing short of madness.
The first thing you have to understand about Miami Basel week is that there is no time to eat. For me this was a huge problem, so by the time I visited Miami Basel, I didn't care how much it cost I headed straight for the buffet before seeing any art.
Thankfully my little detour paid off, because I had lunch next to the one and only Daniel Arsham! So with one artist spotting already taken care of, the fair was off to a great start.
At Art Fair's this large my strategy is to hit every booth on the perimeter first...then venture towards the inside...because once you leave the borders..all is lost...literally, you'll just be lost for hours.