Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Miami Debriefs Summary

It's now officially a week and a day since we returned from Miami, the art shippers have returned our stuff, and we're neck-deep in follow-up (not to mention slush), but I've finally found the time to survey the responses to the annual Artfest in the blogosphere and overall, considering the news out of Washington and Wall Street everyday, it went better than expected. It certainly seemed to be a good year for art. Here's my round-up of the round-ups
  • Providing perhaps the most comprehensive round-up and so many photos you'll feel like you were there yourself, Joanne Mattera takes the prize for in-depth coverage of the art on view.
  • Also indepth, but more about the overall scene than just the art, per se, Paddy Johnson's coverage provided plenty of analysis and juicy tidbits.
  • Speaking of juicy tidbits, for the best in coverage from the collector's point of view, our man in the aisle, Mike @ Mao highlights some of the best new finds and even prices.
  • For analysis of what it all means, you can't beat Artworld Salon founder András Szántó's wrap-up report.
  • Brian Sherwin also takes a long-term view at myartspace.
  • Roberta and Libby offer a fun-fact-filled summary as well.
  • And those are just the bloggers I know personally. Here's a list of other blogs who covered the fair as well:
    • Art Market Monitor
    • {a MUSE me}
    • Culture Vulture
    • Kimberly Brooks
    • Matthew Langley
    • Tilly Strauss
OK, so that should keep you busy catching up if you missed it. Please add a comment if you also blogged about Miami and I don't have you listed here.

Labels: Miami


Blogger Iris said...

What an excellent review, Joanne! Thank you for doing it, really feels like being there!

12/17/2008 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Joanne Mattera said...

Thanks for the "prize," Ed. I'm now close to 2/3 done.

And might I mention that Ed and Bambino had a mighty fine booth--like a museum installation--with primo placement as you walked into Pulse.

12/17/2008 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Barry Hoggard said...

Brent Burket of Heart As Arena fame wrote 2 article for the ArtCal Zine

12/18/2008 01:34:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

You know what's funny is I read Brent's reviews and loved, loved, loved them and then somehow translated them into a conversation he and I had had in my head (he writes so effortlessly and so much in the way he talks).

12/18/2008 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger Balhatain said...

Hi Ed, thanks for mentioning me. By the way, I had to send you another network request on Facebook. My other account was hit with the banhammer.

12/19/2008 12:42:00 AM  

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