I went down to Florida last week for some sun, a family visit, and a couple of jaunts into Miami for Art Basel Miami 2013. It was the first time I’d been, and I didn’t see a ton, but I did enjoy what I did take in at the convention center. The works there (as opposed to many of the other shows that go on in surrounding areas), are incredibly high end. Walking through the windowless, cement floored, vast space was liking walking through a museum, without the good architecture.
Josef Albers, Jeff Koons, Fernando Botero, Adolph Gottlieb, Alexander Calder, Claus Oldenburg, Picasso, Robert Indiana—I saw works by all. Plus the ones below. I labeled where I could. (Thanks Artsy for the extra assistance.) If you can identify any that I left out, please leave a comment. Thanks!
Last week I got an email from The Armory Show announcing its partnership with Artsy. Oddly, I haven’t really explored the site before. I haven’t quite yet either (will revisit with a post on Artsy very soon), because I was preoccupied with browsing the 2400+ works that will be exhibited at The Armory Show 2013 in New York City, March 7 – 10.
The works are predominantly by established and iconic artists, though I also discovered a number I wasn’t personally familiar with, and a few that were even affordable. (Not all list prices, but there’s an “inquire” button if you’re so inclined.) I found 40 pieces on Artsy from The Armory Show that I really liked, keeping in mind a mix of medium and era. (My absolute favorite, love, love, love, is Gary Hume’s “The Beach.” It’s probably tens of thousands… afraid to check.) Here’s the first batch. More later. I’ll also go back add in the medium of each. Off to an appointment now. . .
Anish Kapoor, Blue Shadow, 2013
4 color etchings; edition of 39
$32,000, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery
Alexander Calder, Macarons Multicolores, 1969
Gouache on paper
Hirschl & Adler Modern