GQ’s Style Guy and art world fixture, Glenn O’Brien, has nice slideshow from ArtBasel Miami Beach. Click through for the slide show, it’s even more amusing that O’Brien’s description of the fair:
The Art Basel Miami Beach fair has created a sort of seasonal migration. Everyone we know in New York City packs up and heads south to Miami Beach for a week of art business, partying and poolside recovery. When I say everyone, I mean it. It’s no longer just the dealers, curators and collectors, now even artists show up to party. And people who like to party. A whole class of people, including a considerable contingent from the fashion world, just wants to be where the action is. And even in times of financial stress, the art world seems to maintain a high level of action. […]
The whole Miami in December thing is definitely, officially too much. I often like “too much,” but when it comes to art less is definitely more. If you go to every single fair you’re bound to come away thinking less of art in general, because art, when it’s not good, tends to be awful. And make no mistake: Most of the art shown in total, like most art, is awful.