Art Dirt: The Death of Art Fairs

by Glasstire September 13, 2020
Art Basel Miami Beach art fair

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018. Photo © Art Basel.

Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the good, the bad, and the future of in-person art fairs.

“I’m a person who loves art, and I found Art Basel Miami to be a draining and kind of frightful experience.”

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Robert Boyd September 14, 2020 - 07:32

Speaking of Art Fair art, art fairs are the only places I’ve ever seen art by Mr. Brainwash.

Techang September 14, 2020 - 10:31

I take it you’ve never visited “art of the world“ in ole Houston town. I believe they proudly advertise works Mr. B on their website.

Regarding the article, we should be as depressed at the death of the contemporary art fair as we should be with the ending of the Kardashians TV show.


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