Art Basel Miami: Day 1

Any attempts to describe the madness that was Art Basel Miami 2010 in a few sentences will undoubtedly fall short. Put succinctly – lots of art, lots of people, lots of sun, lots of fun. People go to Art Basel Miami for many different reasons, but yours truly went in search of the ever-exciting, awe-inspiring, never-before-seen, knock-your-socks-off, kick-ass kind of art that makes me say YES! Did I find what I was looking for? It’s hard to say my friends, so loyal B/D reader you be the judge. Here are some of the highlights from Day 1: Art Basel Miami Beach…

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Daniel Patrick’s Continental Cocktail Lounge

Daniel Patrick - Installation

Poetic installation by Daniel Patrick.

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Eros Hoagland Documentary Photography

San Fransisco’s Eros Hoagland is lucky to have an amazing documentary photographer in their midst. He’s traveled the world to capture stunning images of civil war, drug wars, and natural disasters.

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