MIAMI///ART BASEL 2008: ONE LAST LOOK
After days of tepid sales, guarded optimism, thinly veiled terror, and defiantly happening parties, ART BASEL 2008 was still a good year for, well, art. Spread over dozens of fairs were epic pieces by Barry McGee, Tomoo Gokita, Friends With You, Chiho Aoshima, Richard Prince, Mark Ryden, Barbara Kruger, Hyungkoo Lee, Josh Keyes, Robert Williams, Colin Christian, Todd James, Ron English, KAWS, Dearraindrop, Tony Oursler, Raymond Pettibon, , Eric White, Usugrow, Chris Mars, Fafi, Dash Snow, Aurel Schmidt, Scott Campbell, Phil Frost, Shepard Fairey, The Clayton Brothers, Takashi Murakami, and Kehinde Wiley, to name but a scant few, and celebrity buyers like Brad Pitt, Pharrell, Sofia Coppola, Jay-Z, and Dennis Hopper were still out shopping—though not necessarily buying—in full effect. Even Paris Hilton made her usual appearance. All in all, it was a good year to look at art, just not necessarily a great one to buy a lot of it. Following is a flashback of some of the cool stuff. HAVE A LOOK:
- 09/01/2016 • First Look Madsaki Channels Takashi Murakami & Scarface at Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo
- 08/26/2016 • Art & Commerce | Andrew Jeffrey Wright Is Only In It For The Money At The Hole NYC
- 08/19/2016 • Art History | FBF: Remembering Andy Warhol & Basquiat’s 1984 Olympics Collab
- 08/03/2016 • First Look | Director Guillermo Del Toro is At Home With Monsters at LACMA
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