Miami report: Lazy blogger edition

Cribbed directly from Ed Winkleman: “It’s now officially a week and a day since we returned from Miami, the art shippers have returned our stuff, and we’re neck-deep in follow-up (not to mention slush), but I’ve finally found the time to survey the responses to the annual Artfest in the blogosphere and overall, considering the … read more… “Miami report: Lazy blogger edition”

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Miami Beach: Swimming in pigment

Here’s an excerpt from my report on the Art Basel Miami Beach experience in the recently released February issue of The Brooklyn Rail.“To feed Two Coats of Paint, my daily blog about painting, I comb the Internet for art reviews and commentary from all over the world. It’s an enriching process but not very tactile: … read more… “Miami Beach: Swimming in pigment”

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Painting Miami green

Exactly one week ago I was grabbing yet another cup of coffee in Miami, wondering how I could get to all the fairs before my Sunday mid-morning flight. The answer, of course, was I couldn’t. I saw a stunning number of good paintings by unfamiliar artists from all over the country, and left feeling as … read more… “Painting Miami green”

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The blessed and the damned

In The Times, Olivia Cole reports that Spanish painter Lluis Barba unveiled his version of Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights at Art Basel Miami Beach. “So what could be more easy on the eye than a 21st-century reworking of Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights? Painted in 1504, with three panels showing the … read more… “The blessed and the damned”

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Florida artists, slouching toward Miami

The art-buying hordes have descended on Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach. Artists from Miami and neighboring communities are torn. Is it an opportunity to expose their work to a wider audience, or is it an unwanted intrusion to be scrupulously avoided? Ashlee Harrell of the New-Times Broward Palm Beach presents a roundup of artists … read more… “Florida artists, slouching toward Miami”

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