Basel Beat – and the finest in art that matters
Dec07

Basel Beat – and the finest in art that matters

Art Basel Miami and it’s satellite show relatives came to a strong close Sunday. The winners this year seem to be the return of astute collectors. In years past, throgs of ooglers filled the halls of the main convention center. This year there was a continuous pace of the more established. As the pre-eminent contemporary circuit in the arts today, established names from Tom Sachs (Relativity Telegram, 2009), Julian Opie, and...

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5 tents, a VIP section and no attendees in the Hamptons?
Jul14

5 tents, a VIP section and no attendees in the Hamptons?

According to Bloomberg TV, Art Hamptons held in Bridgehampton was under attended and marginal at best. From our beat on the street, the Saturday attendance was far from the claim that the “mini-Art Basel” was now summering near the vineyards. Sure Tesla Motors might have been hawking it’s ware’s to a crowd proud of their Bugati’s, Aston’s and even Toyota Solara convertibles – yep the summer...

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Art and Antiques misses with Scottsdale show

When the circus tent final closed, another chapter in Art & Auction’s ARTscottsdale came to pass. Perhaps it was the promise of world class collectors who missed the over cooked, under appreciated chicken strips, fish and chips, or sliced pork because they thought they were attending an Auto Auction (Westworld is home to Barrett-Jackson’s annual shows and the traveling Cirque du Soleil).Indeed, international galleries...

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