A Photographer Takes Us Through The Labyrinth Of Art Basel Miami

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The most buzzed-about event in the art world — Art Basel Miami Beach — wrapped up Sunday after five design-filled, party-filled days and nights.Photographer Nick Vlcek was on hand to capture the action at the main fair and numerous satellite fairs and events taking place during Art Basel.

He shared his photos of the most outrageous art he saw, and shared some insight into those works.

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title=””More 250 major galleries from around the world gathered in the Miami Beach Convention centre for the eleventh year of Art Basel Miami, where this year the works of over 2,000 artists were offered for sale. Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa was featured prominently by an outdoor work and in this piece titled Marianna H at the Galerie Lelong booth.””
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title=””A look inside one of several black canisters by Ivan Navarro that contained phrases like ‘SHOU,’ ‘MOUTH,’ and ‘WHISPER,’ at the Paul Kasmin Gallery where they were reportedly snatched up at $65,000 each.””
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title=””Life Breathes the Breath (In) is a lacquered bronze work by Marc Quinn showcased in the booth of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac of Paris, France.””
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title=””Celebrities of all kinds flocked to Miami during art week; Sean Combs is a regular visitor to the fair.””
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title=””Alex Israel, known for his series of As It LAys web interviews, performed opening night in an Art Public event, and had a couple of works for sale at the fair.””
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title=””Works made of copper popped up all over the fair, including these pieces by Walead Beshty at Regen Projects. The title of one on the right tells you the story: Copper (Fedex® Golf-Bag Box 2010 FedEx 163166 REV 10/10) Standard Overnight, Glendale-Los Angeles trk#798886320028, September 5-6, 2012 — in other words, he shipped it unwrapped via FedEx and kept the label intact.””
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title=””Parisian artist JR, renowned for his huge photo images flyposted throughout the world and winner of the TED prize for 2011, spoke as part of a panel on Street Art in the Middle East, one of a series of salon talks.””
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title=””‘Move along sir, you can’t sleep here in the gallery space.’ The traveller, a work by Duane Hanson, who lived much of his life in southern Florida.””
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title=””Cutting edge contemporary works from emerging galleries from around the globe were placed in the Arts Nova sector. In the Revolver Galería space José Carlos Martinat subverted the usual art transaction by offering a series of printed works for free, a practice that started off quietly the first day (shown here) that became a frenzy by the time the show closed Sunday evening.””
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title=””Francis Naumann, owner of the self-named gallery in midtown Manhattan and author of several books on infamous provocateur Marcel Duchamp, walked people through his exhibition in celebration of the work of his three siblings: sister Suzanne, sculptor brother Raymond, and Jacques Villon whose charcoal sketch entitled Renée de trois quarts is shown in detail here.””
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title=”” Inside the hall peopled relaxed on rolling astroturf hills planted with real trees. With all the nightlife that accompanies Art Basel week, you couldn’t blame this guy for a little siesta m— everyone felt like this at some point.””
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title=””Collins Park was the site for nineteen outdoor works called Art Public that included a hundred foot line of clothes flapping overhead by Brazilian artist Lourival Cuquinha.””
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title=””The nearby Bass Museum, site of several soirees during the week, featured the work of Barry X. Ball.””
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title=””Of the newest satellite art fairs (of which there are now over a dozen), Untitled caused the biggest splash, set in a tent on top of the sand of South Beach. Opening night Irvin Morazan performed a piece that involved scissors, mirrors, energy drinks and neo-Baroque sculptural headdress.””
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title=””At the Scope art fair in Miami this work by Peter Gronquist was a favourite mobile phone camera subject.””
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title=””Many of the newer, hipper galleries congregated at the NADA Art Fair, up the road from South Beach. This was the booth of Young Art out of Los Angeles.””
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title=””Rome’s Frederica Schiavo Gallery showcased the work of Miami local Bhakti Baxter at NADA, who also had work on display at the Miami Art Museum during the show.””
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title=””While several galleries offered works by Theaster Gates (in the background being interviewed) inside the main Basel Miami fair, he located his community based art practice at Locust Projects in the arts district of Wynwood, Miami, where the building was the site of pottery and printmaking, spoken work arts and music, and even yoga classes.””
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title=””Outside of the main art fair and dozens of spinoffs, Miami galleries also showcased their prominent artists. Zadok Gallery presented a work by fibre artist Gabriel Dawes, whose hypnotic thread sculpture changes in hue from every angle.””
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title=””A couple enjoy the stunning red laser installation entitled Cracked by Beijing-born and based Li Hui at Zadok Gallery.””
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