Sometimes the range of selection in art fairs is so bizarre it’s hard to believe. At Miami Project, we saw the greatest disparities between mature, solid work and stuff that would make an art school freshman cringe.
“Miami Project returns in 2015 for its fourth edition, bringing the best in modern and contemporary art to the fair’s new waterfront location The Deauville Beach Resort, creating another singularly elegant environment produced with the unique attention to detail that Miami Project has become known for. Building on past years of success, including 2014’s record attendance of over 25,000 visitors, Miami Project Edition 4 will feature 60 top galleries from around the world, affording easy access to and from the Miami Beach Convention Center.”
You can purchase one of these concrete puppies on giant chains from Rebecca Hossack Gallery, NY -OR- an original Romare Beardon (pictured below!) How is this range in quality even allowed????
The Beardon piece is a collage on board, from ACA Galleries. And it’s gorgeous. I would totally buy this!Second Beardon from ACA – a Watercolor and Collage on Paper from 1987. It’s beautiful. And then, across the aisle…Super cloying ‘Deviant Art’ portraits of communist leaders in pink! Why? Why?
From Hashimoto Contemporary, SFScott Scheidly at Hashimoto Contemporary. Does the world really need the Ayatollah Khomeini as a fashion icon? I mean, I get it. Maybe the problem is more with the frames? A Piano Died for this: At Cardoza Fine Art, from Texas – this giant portrait was made of piano innards – keys and hammersAt least the ballroom was still pretty!Familiar Baltimore faces at the Randall Scott Gallery booth! Yay!Works by Tim Doud and Alex EbsteinJason Huges, with detail below
A solid wall of Jason Hughes printsTim Doud! Big and beautiful! And I just got my coffee. Robischon Gallery from Denver, Colorado put together a sweet booth! This was our other favorite.Paintings by Christian Rex Van Minnen at RobischonWall Sculpture by Derrick Velasquez at Robischon
Jae Ko at RobischonTed Larsen at RobischonStewart is a fan! With gallery owner Jim Robischon.Painting by Christian Rex Van Minnen at RobischonTweeting bird videos at Robischon filled the whole area with sound, but not obnoxiously.Linda Sales at Nancy Toomey Fine Art
Lynda Benglis at Nancy Toomey Fine ArtMichael Scoggins at Victori + Mo from Brooklyn (laptop not part of piece)So cute it hurts: concrete puppies on chains with lots of red dots at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, NY. Seriously, who is buying this stuff ??????? There are multiple photos of these because I am having a hard time believing it.
Sculpture by Jud BergeronFouladi Projects, SFMore ALEX KATZ !!!!! at Debra Force, NY… and some Grace Hartigan collages, which are pretty sweet (and priced at 50k which seems high to me, compared to her paintings available in Baltimore) from Debra Force Fine Art, NY
Is this giant head David Spade??? It’s completely flat in profile. Stew attempts to make the same face but you can tell she’s trying not to laugh. Artist: Evan Penny. Title: No One in Particular #14 at Madelyn Jordan Fine Art.
Best Hotel Room Art? Yeesh. Red Butterflies by Hunt Slonem from Madelyn Jordan Fine ArtBest Heavy Handed Metaphor Employing a Train: Martin Mull’s ‘Arrested Development’ from Hirschl & Adler Modern, NY