For CH’s second annual video series about the series of art fairs, parties and events that take place around Art Basel Miami Beach for a week in early December, we go from the literal fringes (artist-designed blimps on the beach) to Basel itself. This first of two parts is a glimpse at the many sculptures, paintings and installations that fill buildings and tents (and beaches) throughout Miami during these few days, including the growing ancillary fairs NADA (New Art Dealer’s Alliance) and Scope. With a few quotes from artists Paper Rad, James Rosenquist and others, as wells as collector Marvin Friedman and gallerist Rudiger Lange, this episode is mostly a visual collage of CH’s experience earlier this month in Miami. Next week, check out Part Two for a more in-depth look at Art Basel Miami Beach and the art world as told by Rosenquist, Friedman and the director of NADA.
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Art Basel Miami Beach 2006, Part One