So, I’m from Miami and have been going to Art Basel since its South Florida debut back in the early 2000’s when I was still in high school. This was my first year actually attending the main tent in Miami Beach.
This piece is by Alex da Corte, Meat and stinking chips, 2017. WWF fake wrestling was one of my first true loves, so I think looking back that’s what drew me to this piece. I’m also a big sucker for color and cats.
Above is Tony Tasset’s Fallen Snowman, 2017. It’s always fun to see snow in Miami :), even though I never have. We used to get snow days in middle school just because it was below 45 degrees, regardless of the chance of snow.
Above, Rodney Graham’s Media Studies ’77, 2016. I’m a photography nerd, and this image stood out brightly in it’s light-box presentation. It reminded me of color photos from the 70’s.
Above, Nick Cave’s Hustle Coat, 2017. This piece reminded me of the Nasty Gal vintage clothing racks from the days I used to work there.
I really fell in love with the line and color work of this ‘steel drawing’. Eighties, simple, sexy, one of my personal favorite haircuts, and the only piece I photographed that had a sold sticker on it. Soon to hopefully be adorning in an equally 80’s Miami Vice apartment on Star Island.
Roe Ethridge is one of my favorite photographers. I took the photo of Greta with Sacrifice Your Body, 2015, before I knew who the artist was, but was pleasantly not surprised to find out when I looked at the title.
Primary interactive light sculpture by Gabriel Kuri, 3 in 1/3, 2017.
Wynwood is a district in Miami that has changed a lot since the first Art Basel fair. It’s now most famous for it’s colorful murals by local artists. It has become equally as relevant to the Basel weekend as the formal Miami Beach art tents.
I grew up listening to Miami radio, which means a lot of booty bass. I love this mural and I love all of these local radio stations.