Miami's Global Art Festival, Dec. 1-6, 2015: Discovering the Riches Beyond the Exclusive Art Basel

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Sure, there were Picassos, Chagalls, Moores, and other blue-chip master works at the festival’s main event, Art Basel, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  And, of course, they moved me.  But overall, the show felt remote, in part because of a confusing layout but mostly because the pieces, like those in a world-class museum, were unattainable except to upper-crust collectors.  Ironically, that crowd – who flew in from Canada to Chile, from Europe to Asia – elevated my engagement.   Dressed in colorful, smart, imaginative designer styles, they were living art, especially


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I am a fine artist, yes. But I am also a world-class journalist. Journalists are recorders of contemporary history. I will combine my two professional sensibilities here. I will record art “history” as it is happening – in my personal art world and in the art world at large.

My commentaries will highlight noteworthy impressions of events, exhibitions, galleries, museums, movies, plays, articles, books, workshops, and inspirational locales discovered during my worldwide travels.