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We Went to Miami: Here’s What We Had to Say

by Corinna Kirsch on December 9, 2013
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In case you missed our MASSIVE coverage of the Miami fairs this week.

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What the Hell Is Food Stamp Art Doing at Art Basel?

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on December 5, 2013
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Thanks to Paula Cooper Gallery, ABMB visitors have four more days to take in the most offensive artwork in the fair: Meg Webster’s “Food Stamp Table.”

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Report From Art Basel: A Frenzied Race to Move Monotonous Art

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on December 5, 2013
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With sales of perennial brands moving faster than ever, Art Basel Miami Beach offers more of the same.

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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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Art Basel Satiated, Returns to Lair: All Our News From The Fairs

by The AFC Staff on December 10, 2012
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Like most art fairs, Art Basel Miami Beach is conspicuously unaware of its past. The fair closed yesterday, and already its website header has begun hyping Miami Beach 2013. As an art fair, with its accompanying talks, lounges, and VIP access, it’s something between a market and a luxury brand, and neither markets nor luxury brands have much use for memory. In the business of selling “the very best,” you shouldn’t say whether it’s more or less “best” than last year; this is most true of “the very best price.”

So if you missed it, you missed it, and good luck piecing it back together. Thankfully, AFC is here to help, chiseling snide remarks into the bedrock of history. We went to the fairs and then wrote about what we saw at the fairs, which means this: If you say you saw the things we wrote about, some people will believe that you went to the fairs, yourself. Try it out; it’s fun. When art fairs give you false forgetting, give them false memories right back.

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Highlights from Art Basel Miami Beach

by Paddy Johnson Corinna Kirsch and Will Brand on December 6, 2012
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Art Basel Miami Beach is not fun, but sometimes, through the fluorescent lighting, puzzle-piece layout, and brazen privilege, you see some art you like. This is not a typical sentiment at an art fair, populated as they are with the type of work only a catnipped cat would love. However, this year we—and a few others—noticed something a little fishy: for an art fair, the work was in surprisingly good taste.

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