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

December 10th, 2008

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
Feeling the pinch in the Miami vice
Fair Enough
The art market: Strong voting for the art party
Slowdown In The Art Market [Forbes]
Art Basel Miami Beach 2008
At Fairs by the Beach, the Sands of Creativity
Art Basel Miami Beach | Under Construction [NYTimes]
Soft landings in hard times [ArtNewspaper]
Loyal buyers secure a positive start
David Lynch’s diamond dome
Basel sees a bright side
Art Basel sales show slowdown in tough economic year [MiamiHerald]
Kmart Special Time at Art Basel Miami
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”
Miami ///WTF?!? Files ///Takashi Murakami Gets Loose at Art Basel [Supertouch]
Art Basel: Cartier Dreams, Forbes Yacht Party, Caviar & Grace Jones
Art Basel: Actually, It Was Awesome

more AO original photos after the jump…

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

Jaume Plensa “Kneeled Shadow” at Richard Gray Gallery

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

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

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

Dash Snow “Untitled (Bell jar/nest)” at Peres Projects

Aaron Young’s “Fence Miami” at Bortolami

Ai Weiwei “Bubble” at  Galerie Urs Meile

Andreas Slominski “Ohne Titel”

Anish Kapoor “Shadow II” at Nitsch/Paragon

Barbara Kruger “Untitled (You Kill Time)

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

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

Damien Hirst “Memento” at Nitsch/Paragon

Damien Hirst “Oleoylsarcosine” at Nitsch/Paragon

Damien Hirst “Victory Over Death” at Nitsch/Paragon

Diango Hernandez “Discipline”  at Galería Pepe Cobo

Ed Ruscha “Corkscrew Clause” at Acquavella

Esther Stocker “Untitled” at Krobath Wimmer

Evan Holloway “Reverse Gray Scale” at Harris-Liebermann

Farhad Moshiri “Run like hell” at Perrotin

Franz Ackerman “Untitled” at Alexander / Mai 36

Gary Hill “Up Against Down” at Donald Young Gallery

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

James Rosenquist “Target II” at Acquavella

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

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

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

Pae White “Suncloud” at Francesca Kaufmann

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

Kris Martin “For Whom” at Sies + Hoke

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

Louise Bourgeois “The Maternal Man” at Nitsch/Paragon

Marcel Duchamp at  Francis M. Naumann Fine Art

Mickalene Thomas “Oh Mickey” at Lehmann Maupin

Mindy Shapero “Head Costume” at CRG

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

Pablo Picasso “Buste d’Homme” at Acquavella

Liz Craft “Black Widow” at Patrick Painter

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

Richard Prince at Two Palms

Richard Serra “Untitled” at Gemini

Tom Burr “Black Vinyl” at Galleria Franco Noero

Tom Sachs “A Rebours” at Sperone Westwater

Tom Sachs “Hours of Devotion” at Sperone Westwater

Tom Sachs “Night Train” at Sperone Westwater

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

Tracey Emin “It just happens” at Lehmann Maupin

Tracey Emin “Legs” at Lehmann Maupin

Walton Ford “Housatonic Ghost Cats” at Paul Kasmin

Wolfgang Tillmans “Beerenstillben” at Maureen Paley

John McCracken at David Zwirner

Dan Flavin at David Zwirner

Neo Rausch at David Zwirner

Elizabeth Peyton at David Zwirner


Aida Ruilova “A-Z” at Salon 94

Andreas Gursky “Shanghai” at Matthew Marks

Anish Kapoor “Hex Hex” at Lisson

Anish Kapoor “Untitled 2008″ at Lisson

Antony Gormley “Chord” at White Cube

Barbara Kruger at Spruth Magers

Carl Andre “Flags 1963″ at Andrea Rosen

Cindy Sherman at Spruth Magers

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

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

Doug Aitken “start swimming” at 303 Gallery

Ellsworth Kelly “Green Black” via Matthew Marks

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

Gary Hume “Untitled” via Matthew Marks

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

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

Jenny Holzer at Spruth Magers

Jitish Kallat at Arndt & Partner

Jitish Kallat at Arndt & Partner

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

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

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

Lucian Freud “Eli” via Matthew Marks

Paul McCarthy “Captain Morgan Poopdeck” and “Chocolate Silicon Blockhead” via Hauser & Wirth

Richard Jackson “Dick’s Ducks” via Hauser & Wirth

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

Rodney Graham “Inverted Drip Painting” via 303

Subodh Gupta “(Untitled)” via Hauser & Wirth

Takashi Murakami via Gagosian

Tom Sachs “Viagra” at Thaddaeus Ropac

Tracey Emin “For You” at White Cube

Willem de Kooning “Woman Study” at Matthew Marks

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

Yukinori Maeda “Light Deposit” via Taka Ishii