Barack Obama at Art Basel Miami Beach 2008

Shephard Fairey isn't the only artist to capture the zeitgeist of this historic year through the visage of President-elect Barack Obama. Throughout Miami, Mr. Obama was seemingly everywhere, as works featuring his likeness were given prominence by exhibitors. One couldn't help but feel comforted by this collective embrace of the potential he represents, even as news of the economic crisis continued to put a damper …

Scope Miami: Asian Art Steals the Show

Work by Asian artists, and those of Asian descent, seemed to dominate the Scope Miami fair this year. The sheer volume on display confirms that Eastern art is gaining sway in Western markets, and rightfully so, as the below selections would support. Rogerio Degaki, a Brazilian artist of Japanese descent, was on exhibit at the Rhys Mendes booth. The vibrant, glittering sculptures looked like anonymous …

Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 Preview

by Ariston Anderson For anyone who has been to Miami Art Basel, the biggest art event of the year in the States, they know that walking the giant halls of the Miami Beach Convention Center, surrounded by some of the best galleries in the world, can be a near religious experience. And veterans know that some of the most amazing new art lies outside of …