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We Went to the Independent: A Fair With Sturdy Walls

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on March 7, 2014
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Is the “Independent” still worthy of the title?

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 In-n-Out

by Hannah Garner on September 5, 2013
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Here we go again: Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 just released the names of this year’s exhibitors. Though the list runs about as long as last year’s (258 in 2013, 257 in 2012), the fair has added Edition, a new section of 13 art publishers that includes New York’s Pace Prints and Two Palms. And though there are some Western European additions (mostly from Berlin), Art Basel’s press release notes that nearly half of this year’s exhibitors are from the Americas, making the Miami Beach show “the premier destination for galleries from the United States and Latin America.” That includes a couple more local Florida galleries and Chicago’s Corbett vs. Dempsey, which was added to the Nova section.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Back to School

by Whitney Kimball on September 3, 2013
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No more indoor screenings; this week, we are very busy and important people. Chelsea’s bringing the mega-openings. Prolific emerging artists are everywhere, and Transfer Gallery is back in action. And all through fashion week, the PowerSuit Boutique is making PowerSuits for all of us.

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NADA Slideshow: What We Liked

by Will Brand and Paddy Johnson on December 7, 2012
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Half the Lower East Side transplanted itself in Miami this week for NADA, so we decided to join them. We spent most of yesterday hanging out with the 70 plus international exhibitors at the fair, and have a slideshow with commentary to show for it. What we liked below.

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Why the Independent Art Fair Works

by Whitney Kimball on March 9, 2012
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The Independent Art Fair's great gift: eye contact. With vast ceilings, large windows, and no cubicle-style booths, people aren’t constantly scanning the room behind you to locate James Franco. This means no angry smiles, no high-speed nodding, and no cracked-out active listening. The tone is friendlier. Admission is free, and light is ample. Much of the work is genuinely interesting. Open space literally translates an air of transparency; though this is still no place for an art experience, it feels closer to an exhibition than a department store.

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