Art Basel 2016

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I once again headed to Miami for Art Basel this year. I mean, how can you resist escaping a Chicago winter to see a bunch of art on the beach? If you’re not familiar with Art Basel, I consider it the SXSW of art. The actual Art Basel fair is a massive affair at the … Continue reading

Miami Polish

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….and I’m not just talking about me in Miami. After checking out the SCOPE Art Fair, me and my mom went over the bay into downtown Miami for a Polish artists exhibit. It featured several artists we know from Chicago, including Malgorzata Czerniejewska, Miroslaw Chudy and Piotr Janowski, among others. It was a fun evening, … Continue reading

RECAP: Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Day 4 – Red Dot Fair, Art Miami & Context

My last day at Art Basel in Miami Beach, I headed to the Wynwood neighborhood to check out yet more satellite fairs, including the Red Dot Fair, Context and Art Miami. I was about to say these were some of my favorite shows, but then I realize I’ve been saying that about almost every one. … Continue reading

Art Basel Day 1: Landing in Miami & NADA

I’ve wanted to attend the Miami Beach Art Basel festival for the past couple years, and this year I finally did it. I flew out from Chicago just in time – after a couple days of unseasonably warm temperatures, a deep freeze was hitting. But I sure as hell wasn’t taking a puffy coat to … Continue reading

Road trip part last – driving

Now that I’m back home I can reflect on the decision to drive to Miami. Pro – You can pack as much stuff as  you want in the car. No airplane restrictions. Also means you can buy as many souvenirs as you’d like. Hello, Elvis shot glass! And Lincoln book. And Graceland glasses. And cafe … Continue reading

Road trip part 5 – Tiene cambio?

So on our last full day in Miami, we took a drive over to Little Havana in Miami. FYI, the “historic” part of the area is on 8th street (Calle Ocho) between 13th and 17th or so. It will save you a lot of driving around, trust me. Anyways, we got to see the walk of fame … Continue reading