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AO On Site Photoset, with link summary – Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Main Fair Preview and News Summary, Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December 1st, 2011


Allora & Calzadilla, Umbrella and Bell (2011), front; Anish Kapoor, Untitled (2011), behind. At Lisson Gallery, booth J1. All photos on site for Art Observed by Caroline Claisse.

International collectors and art enthusiasts filled the Miami Beach Convention Center for the Wednesday preview of Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. While the maze of gallery booths could seem overwhelming, buyers were able to navigate through for a solid day of sales and works placed on reserve. Larger galleries such as Gagosian, David Zwirner, and Sprüth Magers sold several works and editions thereof. Speaking with Neil Wenman of Hauser & Wirth, “We’ve had a great response on the opening day. In particular for works by Thomas Houseago, Rashid Johnson, Paul McCarthy, Matthew Day Jackson, Richard Jackson—all works sold and all available editions.” Jenny Holzer’s new paintings at Sprüth Magers sold for upwards of $300,000, as well as Condos and Krugers at the booth. Lesser-known galleries were pleased to gain the exposure the fair offers; if not selling right away, interest was high and therefore also prospects for the remainder of the fair. Gallery Arratia Beer said the crowd was very engaged and informed, also saying, “The fair feels very international. It’s also good to see young internationals here too.” The newer Latin American presence was reportedly strong, both exhibiting and buying, as expected in Miami as opposed to the Frieze or FIAC fairs across the Atlantic earlier this year. Celebrities on hand included Julian Schnable, Eli Broad, Brett Rattner, Naomi Campbell, and Sean Combs/P. Diddy.


Larry Gagosian


Entrance D at the Miami Convention Center


Gagosian Gallery, booth K12


A Jeff Koons at Gagosian Gallery, booth K12


Thomas Houseago, Ghost of a Flea I (2011), at Hauser & Wirth, booth L17


Paul Mc Carthy, White Snow Dwarf (Bashfull) (2010), at Hauser & Wirth, booth L17


Jay Jopling at White Cube


Damien Hirst, Fear (1994), at White Cube, booth L9


White Cube, booth L9


Jake and Dinos Chapman, The Nature of Particles 74874986 (2011), at White Cube, booth L9


White Cube, booth L9


Yutake Sone at David Zwirner, booth K18


Lisson Gallery, booth J1


Sean Combs/P. Diddy


Gallerist Barbara Gladstone and others


Erwin Wurm, Police Cap (2011), at Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, booth C11


Tony Cragg, Mixed Feelings (2011), at Thaddeus Ropac, booth C11


Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, booth C11


Gallerist Thaddeus Ropac, booth C11


Artist Orlan


Art fair regulars Eva and Adele


A Michelangelo Pistoletto at Christian Stein Gallery, booth M7


John Baldessari, Animal (Orange) Descending Upon Kneeling Figure (Green) at Sprüth Magers, booth L16


An Antony Gormley sculpture at Sean Kelly Gallery, booth B17


Kiki Smith, Untitled (1994), at Pace Gallery, booth C10


Works by Gabriel Orozco at Marian Goodman Gallery, booth K13


Juan Munoz, Albuquerque Balcony (1993), at Marian Goodman Gallery, booth K13


Mary Boone Gallery, booth D9


Mary Boone Gallery, booth D9


Mary Boone Gallery, booth D9


Mary Boone Gallery, D9


Mary Boone Gallery, D9


Lisson Gallery, booth J1


Tony Shafrazi Gallery, booth H8


Gallerist Tony Shafrazi


Paul Kasmin Gallery, booth B14


A Will Ryman rose at Paul Kasmin Gallery, B14


Paul Kasmin Gallery, booth B14


Doug Aitken, left, Walead Beshty, right, at Regen Projects, booth C14


John Miller, A Place in the Sun (2003), at Praz-Delavallade, booth M8


Works by Mickalene Thomas at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, booth K15


Nick Cave’s Sound Suits at Jack Shainman Gallery, booth B21


Stephen Friedman Gallery, booth E4


Jennifer Rubell’s Prince William sculpture at Stephen Friedman, booth E4


Rubell’s sculpture with interactive ring on Prince William’ arm.


Kehinde Wiley Mizrah, The World Stage Israel (2011); Thomas Kiesewetter, Untitled (Royal Purple) (2011). At Roberts & Tilton, booth A8


Roberts & Tilton Gallery, booth A8


Alex Israel at Almine Rech, booth C12


Galerie Thomas Schulte, booth C18


Greenberg Van Doren, booth H4

-S. Sveen

Related Links:

Art Basel Miami Beach [Official Site]
Art Basel Miami Beach [The Art Newspaper]
Diddy and Eli Broad Buy Sophisticated Fare at a Workmanlike Art Basel Miami Beach VIP Vernissage [Art Info]
Internet Art Invades Art Basel Miami Beach [Art Info]
On Miami’s Art Scene, a Battle of the Brands [Wall Street Journal]
Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 [Vernissage]
Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 Brings Together Neon Lights, Vaginas, and Big Names [Miami New Times]
Live Blogging from Art Basel Miami Beach (LIVE BLOG) [Huffington Post]

One Response to “AO On Site Photoset, with link summary – Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Main Fair Preview and News Summary, Wednesday, November 30, 2011”

  1. Isabel Mitchell Says:

    I hope it wasn’t the artist who mistook Prince William for his father. Perhaps someone should curate the captions?

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