It seems perfunctory to say “Thank God — It’s over.” But after a week of non-stop art intake, fair hopscotch, traffic and parking headaches, thrill-numbing celebrity sightings (James Murphy has almost certainly cloned himself several times over), reality-bending EVA & ADELE sightings, upstream crowd swimming, sponsored DJ sets, impatient open bar queues, and hearing the word “Diddy”, one can’t help but feel a measure of gratitude for the transience of Art Basel Miami Beach and all its attendant hoopla. Which isn’t to say we won’t miss it a few days from now. In fact, ABMB withdrawal may already be setting in, as I woke up this morning with an unprecedented craving for caviar-and-créme-fraiche-crowned blinis. In any case, here are some of our favorite photos taking around town during the baffling Basel behemoth.
— Little Beard singer Sarah Attias straining her vocal chords at the Beached Basel Bash at Electric Pickle on Wednesday (more photos on FB)
— Spotted at the Miami Beach Convention Center for Art Basel Miami Beach proper (see original post)
— Black Lips opening for James Murphy and Pat Mahoney (aka Special Disco Version) at Grand Central Thursday night (see original post)
— Spotted at The Co11ective street art exhibition in Wynwood
— Spotted at Fountain Art Fair (see related post)
— Spotted at the Rubell Family Collection breakfast (see original post)
— Spotted at NADA (see related post)
To peruse all of our ABMB 2011 coverage, check out the Beached Basel Blog.
— all photos by Robby Campbell, except “Honey Hand”