A full day of art in Miami, and I couldn’t be happier.
It is always fun to come down to Miami in December and see the gigantic art fair hosted by the city.
Yesterday my friend and I did “Art Miami”, set up in a huge row of tents near the Wynwood Art District.
It was grand, and gave me a chance to see new creative output from an international representation of galleries.
It was varied this year, and I found there were less “gimmicks” in the art represented, and more emphasis on color and form.
It will be interesting to go to Art Basel at the convention center in Miami Beach to see what they have to offer.
The only negative I heard while visiting…there is a lot of talk about how the local Miami art scene is struggling. Galleries and artists are leaving the area, finding it hard to compete with the huge international fairs. Real estate prices in the art districts are rising, moving the artists and galleries to other locations. With the same thing happening in Brooklyn right now, it is difficult to know where artists can find a receptive audience for their work, and continue to create. I know they’ll find a way.