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Art Basel: A Visit to the Main FairJuxtapoz // Saturday, 03 Dec 2011
If you had 10 hours to spare on a Friday in Miami, then the Art Basel centerpiece fair was where you would go. With Gagosian, Lisson, White Cube, Regen Projects, Blum & Poe, Roberts and Tilton (where you would find that amazing Kehinde Wiley bust you see above), David Zwirner, Chelm & Read and hundreds of others all with booths at the Miami Convention Center, we took the mega tour.
Knowing all the galleries and staples of the art world that would be at Art Basel, we found works by Marina Abramovic, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Ai Weiwei, Warhol, Mike Kelley, and hundreds of other top of the line artists, as well as former cover artists Barry McGee, Mark Ryden, Kehinde Wiley, Kenny Scharf, Raymond Pettibon, Barbara Kruger, and Keith Haring.
Here is just about 100 photos we broke down for you... all photography by Brock Fetch.
Pettibon wall at Regen Projects:
Ai Weiwei at Lisson Gallery:
A close-up of Barry McGee at Chelm & Read:
Your correspondent, at Roberts & Tilton, with a widespread sentiment in Hollywood:
Our model in front of Nick Cave:
Our other model at David Zwirner:
Our other models at the entrance to the fair:
It felt like this by the end: