Photos from NADA Art Fair at the Deauville

By | December 3rd, 2010 | 5 Comments

The NADA Art Fair opened yesterday at the Deauville Beach Resort with emerging galleries from 28 cities exhibiting in the hotel’s Napoleon and Richelieu ballrooms. The fair is free and short on the kind of pretentious art that makes you want to punch the artist below the belt. Prepare to have your probable wealth and stature visually appraised by everyone you come across, but that’s par for the Art Basel course. Besides that, NADA is well worth a visit for the artworks and the nonpareil people-watching. Here are a few pics of our favorite artworks at the fair, human and otherwise.

The Art

Chiharu Shiota Staircase
Chiharu Shiota’s beautifully gothic staircase entangled in wool thread.

Twenty Twenty
Miami-based Twenty Twenty Projects spoofed its own name (perhaps) with these eye-blurring superimpositions.

Joel Kyack at NADA
The LA-based Francois Ghebaly Gallery won best booth prize for its Joel Kyack solo show.

A tale of two Japans
A tale of two Japans: Each of these works was in the booth of a Tokyo-based gallery (Take Ninagawa and ARATANIURANO, respectively).

Bill Adams Drawing
Bill Adams ballpoint pen drawings at the KS Gallery booth are a NADA highlight.

George Young DiptychGeorge Young’s untitled oil paintings in the Hilary Crisp booth seem perfectly incomplete.

Watercolor octopus (one of a series) at the Laurel Gitlen booth.

Fuck/Love Life
A confrontational piece from the Miami-based Bas Fisher Invitational mini-booth in the Napoleon Ballroom.

The People

Faggot Carnival Gal

Faggot Carnival Guy

Booth Talk


Art Boy


Jessica Bradley Booth

Gold Watch

Shhhher at NADA Art Fair
Some people are a work of art in themselves.

All photos by Robby Campbell. Click HERE to view all of our Art Basel coverage.

5 Comments on “Photos from NADA Art Fair at the Deauville”

  1. 1 arielle said at 2:07 pm on December 3rd, 2010:

    dang! really wish i was there! great coverage!

  2. 2 Rick said at 6:43 pm on December 3rd, 2010:

    I like the art/people split. Great job.


  3. 3 Jordan Melnick said at 6:56 pm on December 3rd, 2010:

    Thanks Rick. Btw, as a bball fan, I loved your pics of those artful backboards and Spaldings.

  4. 4 Photo recap of Art Basel Miami 2010 weekend | Beached Miami said at 2:46 pm on December 6th, 2010:

    […] almost infinite inspiration contained within Miami over the last several days. From SEVEN to INK to NADA (come to think of it, all the capitalized shows were great) to Fountain, the smaller satellite […]

  5. 5 Sketchy Miami #3: NADA, Papa Time, Agnes, Palmer | Beached Miami said at 8:45 am on December 7th, 2010:

    […] Checking out the George Youngs spread across the floor of the Hilary Crisp booth at NADA. […]

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