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…
Poetic installation by Daniel Patrick.
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.
Self-taught artist from Santiago, Chile, Alejandra Villasmil creates visually stimulating collages. Her work questions the notions of desire, beauty, sexuality, as well as gender binaries.
I am really enjoying Chinese artist Hong Chun Zhang’s paintings and drawings. She combines ordinary banal objects and replaces an element of their own with hair. A very interesting combination indeed!
Nazario Graziano is an Italian freelance illustrator, art-director, and graphic-designer who’s illustrations are clean cut, quirky, and playful.