Wednesday, December 7, 2011
people at Art Basel Miami Beach
Looking at people looking at artworks ... with more than 260 high-end international galleries packed into the Miami Beach Convention Center, Art Basel truly was a visual feast. From top left - the fabulous 'hermaphrodite twins from the future' Eva and Adele peruse the exhibits in their usual matching outfits, a viewer is swallowed up by a Jeppe Hein artwork in Galleri Nicolai Wallner and a sartorial gentleman patiently waits in line to enter the fair. Second row are photomontage works by Martha Rosler at Mitchell Innes & Nache, and a Yasumasa Morimura work at Luhring Augustine. Third row are Nick Cave sculptures at Jack Shainman Gallery and a George Condo figure contemplating Matt contemplating something else at Tony Shafrazi Gallery. Bottom row - a visitor can't resist touching Duane Hanson's Security Guard at Van de Weghe Fine Art, two women peruse Helmet Newton's portrait of Kristen McMenamy at Kicken Berlin, and it's banana overload with the Brazilian artist Paulo Nazareth as 'Exotic Man' at Art Positions.