I arrived yesterday, picked up my press pass, and headed down to the selling floor at Art Basel Miami Beach. The thing I love about Art Basel is that the galleries present work ranging from the likes of Picasso, DeKooning, and Neel to contemporary work by artists like Joyce Pensato, Amy Sillman, and Rodney Graham. Other bloggers may complain that the fair is too conservative, but for painters Art Basel offers an opportunity to see unknown work by old favorites as well as discover new artists from other countries. Did the work sell? Who cares.
J contemplating a Joyce Pensato
Al Taylor, c. 1985
If you want one of Sillman’s ‘zines, send an email to twocoatsofpaint[at]gmail[dot]com and tell me why you want it. I’ll select a winner when I get back from Miami.