AO On Site Photoset/Video/News Wrapup: Art Basel Miami Beach Survives in 2008

December 10th, 2008

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Lucian Freud “Sally Clarke” “David, Pluto and Eli” and “Woman Sleeping” at Acquavella Gallery


Spectacle ensues as Pamela Anderson and David LaChapelle visit 303 Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach

This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach began with a great deal of trepidation over where the level of sales would be in comparison to that of last year.  While volume was undeniably less this year, there was still a minimum level of sales completed which seemed to determine the event’s eventual success.   The art fair seemed to normalize to a level where the high quality of art that was brought down could be viewed, and in some cases purchased, at more measured, civilized pace.  Similarly, the corresponding events had a tone that was neither frantic nor somber; in some cases they were anticlimactic, elsewhere they were just fun.  The art market players are resting for a bit now after so much work and festivities in one short set of days, and few regretted the trip.

Eli Broad, Jay-Z Tour Slower Miami Art Fair, Collectors Haggle [Bloomberg]
Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 Roundup [Artinfo]
Miami Memories 2008 [Artnet]
Exceptionally High Quality at Art Basel Miami Beach 2008
[ArtDaily]
Feeling the pinch in the Miami vice
[TimesUK]
Fair Enough
[ArtForum]
The art market: Strong voting for the art party
[FinancialTimes]
Slowdown In The Art Market [Forbes]
Art Basel Miami Beach 2008
[Vernissage.tv]
At Fairs by the Beach, the Sands of Creativity
[NYTimes]
Art Basel Miami Beach | Under Construction [NYTimes]
Soft landings in hard times [ArtNewspaper]
Loyal buyers secure a positive start
[ArtNewspaper]
David Lynch’s diamond dome
[ArtNewspaper]
Basel sees a bright side
[MiamiHerald]
Art Basel sales show slowdown in tough economic year [MiamiHerald]
Kmart Special Time at Art Basel Miami
[NYMag]
Terence Koh Dazzles Art Basel Miami With Thrilling Nonperformance [NYMag]
Seven Things We Learned at Art Basel Miami [NYMag]
Miami ///The Recap: Art Basel’s Amazing “It Ain’t Fair”
[SuperTouch]
Miami ///WTF?!? Files ///Takashi Murakami Gets Loose at Art Basel [Supertouch]
Art Basel: Cartier Dreams, Forbes Yacht Party, Caviar & Grace Jones
[BlackBook]
Art Basel: Actually, It Was Awesome
[BlackBook]

more AO original photos after the jump…

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Banks Violette “Not Yet Titled (Modular Wall unit with Table, Bench and Chairs)”  at Team Gallery

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Jaume Plensa “Kneeled Shadow” at Richard Gray Gallery

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Zhang Huan “Ah Jing” and Mario Garcia Torres “Sometimes the World is Heavier than an Artist’s Breath” at White Cube

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Wim Delvoye “D-11 Scale Model 2.0″ at Sperone Westwater

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Evan Penny “Murray, variation #3″ at Sperone Westwater

Art Basel 2008 Dash Snow "Untitled (Bell jar/nest)" Peres Projects
Dash Snow “Untitled (Bell jar/nest)” at Peres Projects

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Aaron Young’s “Fence Miami” at Bortolami

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Ai Weiwei “Bubble” at  Galerie Urs Meile

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Andreas Slominski “Ohne Titel”

Anish Kapoor "Shadow II" Nitsch/Paragon
Anish Kapoor “Shadow II” at Nitsch/Paragon

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Barbara Kruger “Untitled (You Kill Time)

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Bruce Nauman “Double Poke in the Eye II” at Nitsch/Paragon

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Chuck Close “Phil Houndstooth” “Self Portrait” and “Phil Crosshatch” at Two Palms Gallery

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Damien Hirst “Memento” at Nitsch/Paragon

Art Basel 2008 Damien Hirst "Oleoylsarcosine" Nitsch/Paragon
Damien Hirst “Oleoylsarcosine” at Nitsch/Paragon

Art Basel 2008 Damien Hirst "Victory Over Death" Nitsch/Paragon
Damien Hirst “Victory Over Death” at Nitsch/Paragon

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Diango Hernandez “Discipline”  at Galería Pepe Cobo

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Ed Ruscha “Corkscrew Clause” at Acquavella

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Esther Stocker “Untitled” at Krobath Wimmer

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Evan Holloway “Reverse Gray Scale” at Harris-Liebermann

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Farhad Moshiri “Run like hell” at Perrotin

Franz Ackerman "Untitled" Alexander / Mai 36
Franz Ackerman “Untitled” at Alexander / Mai 36

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Gary Hill “Up Against Down” at Donald Young Gallery

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James Rosenquist “Memory Continues but the Clock Disappears” at Acquavella

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James Rosenquist “Target II” at Acquavella

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John Baldessari “Accordionist (with Crowd) at Gemini G.E.L.

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John Baldessari “Person with Guitar (Orange)” at Gemini G.E.L.

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Katsura Funakoshi “The Sphinx is Eating a Grasshopper above the Forest” at Greenberg van Doren

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Pae White “Suncloud” at Francesca Kaufmann

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Kehinde Wiley “Luiz Carlos Neves Dos Reis Study II” at Roberts & Tilton

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Kris Martin “For Whom” at Sies + Hoke

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Loris Cecchini “Gaps (libri IV)” at D’Amelio Terras

Art Basel 2008 Louise Bourgeois "The Maternal Man" Nitsch/Paragon
Louise Bourgeois “The Maternal Man” at Nitsch/Paragon

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Marcel Duchamp at  Francis M. Naumann Fine Art

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Mickalene Thomas “Oh Mickey” at Lehmann Maupin

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Mindy Shapero “Head Costume” at CRG

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Olafur Eliasson “The Constant Colour Circle” “The Double Constant Colour Circle” and “The Triple Constant Colour Circle” at Borch Jensen

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Pablo Picasso “Buste d’Homme” at Acquavella

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Liz Craft “Black Widow” at Patrick Painter

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Pascale Marthine Tayou “Les Genies Bamileke” at D’Amelio Terras

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Richard Prince at Two Palms

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Richard Serra “Untitled” at Gemini

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Tom Burr “Black Vinyl” at Galleria Franco Noero

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Tom Sachs “A Rebours” at Sperone Westwater

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Tom Sachs “Hours of Devotion” at Sperone Westwater

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Tom Sachs “Night Train” at Sperone Westwater

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Tony Oursler “Squish” and “Soot” at Lehmann Maupin

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Tracey Emin “It just happens” at Lehmann Maupin

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Tracey Emin “Legs” at Lehmann Maupin

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Walton Ford “Housatonic Ghost Cats” at Paul Kasmin

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Wolfgang Tillmans “Beerenstillben” at Maureen Paley

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John McCracken at David Zwirner

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Dan Flavin at David Zwirner

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Neo Rausch at David Zwirner

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Elizabeth Peyton at David Zwirner

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Aida Ruilova “A-Z” at Salon 94

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Andreas Gursky “Shanghai” at Matthew Marks

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Anish Kapoor “Hex Hex” at Lisson

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Anish Kapoor “Untitled 2008″ at Lisson

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Antony Gormley “Chord” at White Cube

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Barbara Kruger at Spruth Magers

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Carl Andre “Flags 1963″ at Andrea Rosen

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Cindy Sherman at Spruth Magers

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Damien Hirst “Allopurinol” & “Wretched War” at White Cube

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Dave Muller “Ari’s Top Ten” & Friedrich Kunath “Wetterbericht” at Blum & Poe

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Doug Aitken “start swimming” at 303 Gallery

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Ellsworth Kelly “Green Black” via Matthew Marks

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Francesco Clemente “Deborah Voigt as Gioconda” “Natalie Dessay as Amina” “Diana Damrau as Lucia” and “Angela Gheorghiu as Magda” at Deitch Projects

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Gary Hume “Untitled” via Matthew Marks

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Jake and Dinos Chapman “CFC76311561.1″ via White Cube

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Jason Rhoades “One-wheel waggon-wheel chandelier” at Hauser & Wirth

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Jenny Holzer at Spruth Magers

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Jitish Kallat at Arndt & Partner

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Jitish Kallat at Arndt & Partner

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Jon Kessler “Random Acts of Senseless Violence (Part 2)” at Deitch Projects

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Julian Opie “Christine swimming 04″ via galerie bob van orsouw

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Kehinde Wiley “The Veiled Christ (Study) via Deitch Projects

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Lucian Freud “Eli” via Matthew Marks

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Paul McCarthy “Captain Morgan Poopdeck” and “Chocolate Silicon Blockhead” via Hauser & Wirth
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Richard Jackson “Dick’s Ducks” via Hauser & Wirth

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Robert Longo “Untitled (Bodyhammers: Revolver .38, 9mm, Beretta)” via Metro Pictures

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Rodney Graham “Inverted Drip Painting” via 303

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Subodh Gupta “(Untitled)” via Hauser & Wirth

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Takashi Murakami via Gagosian

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Tom Sachs “Viagra” at Thaddaeus Ropac

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Tracey Emin “For You” at White Cube

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Willem de Kooning “Woman Study” at Matthew Marks

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William Cordova, Carlos Sandoval de Leon, Mark Aguilar “Moby Dick” via Arndt & Partner

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Yukinori Maeda “Light Deposit” via Taka Ishii