MIAMI///ART BASEL: DAY ONE IN PICTURES

December 5, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Art Basel, Art Freaks, Miami, News

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Face time with Barry McGee and Tony Oursler at Art Basel 2008...

Despite dire sales predictions, this year's seventh annual installment of the hedonistic visual extravaganza known as ART BASEL is off to a well-paced, if not running, start with eye-popping offerings from artists like BARRY McGEE, TONY OURSLER, SHEPARD FAIREY, SWOON, OS GEMEOS, KARA WALKER, BASQUIAT, KEHINDE WILEY, and FENG ZHENGJIE, to name a few, around every turn. And when you can't possibly look at another painting? Just head out to the beach for the real freakshow that is Miami. HAVE A LOOK:

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The welcome wagon...

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"Vee vould like to buy a poem..."

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"Aaahh, vot does zeiss mean, 'douche-baags in khaki pants?'"

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Shepard Fairey with moneymaker Jonathan Levine...

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The Shooting Gallery's Justin Giarla, Fuse Gallery's Erik Foss, and Jonathan Levine spend some quality man time together...

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The sun sets on the trashy city by the sea...

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And the real fun...

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...kicks in...

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...until these guys show up, that is.

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