Does the presence of some dude wearing a green biomorphic head piece indicate a healthier art market than we think? Who knows, but it does tell us one thing: The Miami fairs are still robust enough to attract the art freaks. Tomorrow no doubt I will have an Eva and Adele story to report.
Meanwhile dealer gossip from Pulse tells me that sales have been slow but for a few galleries. It’s too bad, because it’s clear these exhibitors have brought their A-game to Miami this year in response to more cautious buying. This is just early speculation, but a possible aesthetic divide that could emerge out of this new economic climate is the distinction between fairs that fall too far on the side of “playing it safe”, verses those who pull out all the right stops. The other, more nerve wracking version of this story is the one where all the right stops are pulled, but to no avail. Art Basel opens this morning so I’ll have more to report once I’ve made the rounds there.
Also expect a full review on Pulse within the next two days.