There's no question about it, Art Basel Miami is bigger, better, zanier, and more unique than any other art fair I've participated in. It's also a real energy suck no matter how successful you are. However, I'm pleased to report we had a very successful fair, exceeding expectations. Sorry about the delay in the report. There has been a lot of follow-up to do.
Regarding the picture above, I kid you not. This is a finished booth at Art Basel Miami, as are the next four below. Click into them for a more detailed look and tell me what you think. This is contemporary art.
Given the above, it wasn't a huge surprise that our booth had a steady stream of traffic that made it, according to most reports, the most crowded booth at the fair.
Nevertheless, I did steal away to look for things for the blog. But with the vast array of works and galleries, it was paradoxically difficult to choose a top ten, but here goes. I've mixed media as the fair had less photography this year than ever.
A long shot and detail of the Taschen special edition of Norman Mailer's "Moonfire". Designed by Marc Newsom, there are only 12 copies - each with a different sample of lunar rock. This one - the largest - sells for over $1 million. It's the closest I've been to the moon, but I was sorry not to get to hold the rock and be able to say I had touched the moon.