arts

Art Basel
1:19 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Pricing A Warhol At Art Basel? It's $3.8 Million

SOLD AT ART BASEL: Manhattan gallery owner Christophe Van de Weghe got $3.8 million for this 'Statue of Liberty' by Andy Warhol
Credit Christine DiMattei

"No disappointment. We've had a very successful fair."

For New York gallerist Christophe Van de Weghe, the highlight of this year's Art Basel was the sale of an Andy Warhol painting of the Statue of Liberty.

Read more
Art Basel
1:10 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

The Basel Art Gallery 2.0

@brettru55ell

We can try, but with all of the satellite fair and events going on out there, frankly, I doubt anyone was able to see or do absolutely everything they set out to in the spirit of Art Basel. Enter the Twitterverse Gallery. Above, we've collected some photos of favorite art pieces from all over Miami from users that didn't forget this week was actually dedicated to art, not to be confused (but heavily so) with partying. Enjoy!

Art Basel
12:20 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Basel One-Liners: It's Not A Spice Convention

Credit waltercolor /Flickr

We're scouring Twitter for some brief, but opinionated, feeds on what people think about Art Basel. Here are some gems we've found:

Read more
Art Basel
12:03 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

VIDEO: Scenes From Art Basel 2012

Art Basel 2012.
Credit waltercolor /Flickr

Here is a compilation of some different videos from Art Basel 2012 in Miami. Each video tours some galleries you may have missed and some videos even feature interviews with the artists.

Check it out below!

Read more
Art Basel
11:54 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Basel One-Liners: The People-Watching

Hot pants.
@JessieMeszaros8

As much as watching already dried paint on a wall could be fun, I think we can agree that people-watching could have a tendency to top that. Here are some highlights from Art Baselers that hold some artistic merit. Or are just downright hilarious. Either way, happy watching!

 

Art Basel
11:25 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Photo Contest: What They Saw At Art Basel

Somewhere in the Design District. As with many of these shots, we don't have a lot of information (yet) about the image.
Jennifer Kay

Time for your midday check-in with the WLRN Art Basel photo contest.

We're looking for shots and scenes that could only be Miami during Art Basel. Tweet yours to @WLRN #BaselPic by 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Here are a few that have already caught our eye.

Art Basel
10:10 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Art Basel Takeaway: It Was Art Over Glitter

BASELING IN WYNWOOD: Gritty Miami neighborhood was transformed by art and Tony Goldman.
Credit Aubrey Swanson on Twitter

We're taking a look this morning at the parting shots of the world's journalists as Art Basel reaches its opulent and glittery conclusion in Miami.

It was great, most of them say: Bigger and more lucrative than ever and ultimately a testament to the supremacy of art over glitter.

Read more
Art Basel
8:30 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Tiled 'Space Invaders' Part Of Miami Scene

Space Invader: Street artist Invader's tiled riff on a very old video game. At the Pulse Art Fair.
Credit Arianna Protheero

The street artist Invader first landed in Miami in 2010 and returned in August of this year. You may recognize some of his tiled space invaders that have popped up across the city (like on the side of the new Miami Children's Museum).

Read more
Art Basel
3:02 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Art Basel In Miami Gets Us Thinking: Is It Art?

Is This Art? Neon bench is part of a three-bench installation called 'Street Lamp' by Iván Navarro and Courtney Smith. One of the benches was damaged when an Art Basel visitor sat on it.
Credit Florencia Jimenez-Marcos

This guest post comes to us from Florencia Jimenez-Marcos.

Is it art?

There is no easy way to define "art." Any attempt at simplification risks making the writer sound uninformed at best. There are countless experts and publications who have created an industry debating what is true art, though the discourse these days seems to center more on economic rather than artistic value.

Read more
Art Basel
2:41 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Top Social Media Zones For Art Basel Coverage

As Basel's nightlife picks up, stay in touch with social media to not miss out
@AubreySwanson on Twitter

Stuck at your home or office for Art Basel weekend?  Fret no more because we have summed up the hottest social media spots to place you front and center in the galleries and parties. 

Hashtags To Follow On Twitter

#ArtBasel

#ABMB

#ArtBaselMiami

#ArtBasel2012

#ArtBaselProblems

#OverheardAtBasel

#BaselPic

People To Follow On Instagram (According To Guest Of A Guest)

@blkdnm - Johan Lindeburg

Read more
Art Basel
1:30 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Basel One-Liners: Driving Art Basel Style

Screenshot of bugs roaming Miami's streets during Art Basel
@ScottLinnen

Thanks to @ScottLinnen on Twitter, view this exclusive clip of Baslers driving around Art Basel style:

Art Basel
1:01 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Basel One-Liners: For Those Of A Certain Age

Arianna Prothero

Art Basel goer @kbmiami tweeted an overheard comment:

Art Basel
12:42 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Arianna's Difficult Day At Art Basel

The Art Of Repose: WLRN's Arianna Prothero discovers the red hammocks at Pulse Art Fair on N. Miami Avenue.

[Message from Arianna Prothero]: Not sure if it's supposed to be art or not, but Pulse Art Fair has several red hammocks strung up in its courtyard. whatever the intent/purpose, they sure do make a great place to relax and digest all that art you've been looking at (or nurse a hangover).

You'll find the Pulse at 1400 N. Miami Ave. It's open until 7 p. m. today and from 11 a. m. to 5 p. m. Sunday. General admission is $20, $15 for seniors and students and $10 each in groups of 10.

Read more
Art Basel
12:01 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Basel Dealers Fret: Where's Bigfoot Collector?

MAN WITH THE MONEY: Hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen hasn't been seen at Art Basel. At right, something from Cohen's collection, Roy Lichtenstein's 'Popeye.'

Shoppers from every financial stratum are stalking Art Basel, which the New York Times is characterizing as among "the most glamorous doorbuster sales in history."

But the man from the very apex of the art food chain is glaringly missing. Hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen has not been seen and the sinking feeling in the pit of many a gallery owner's stomach is that legal issues related to a supposed insider trading scheme at Cohen's own firm may have sidelined one of art's richest and most reliable collectors.

Read more
Art Basel
11:30 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Basel One-Liners: More Art - Less Party People

DJ at the Wolfsonian Museum in short shorts
Jessica Meszaros

Tweeter @EstrellaSibila expresses her frustration with fellow Baslers:

Pages