thanks for the vernissage - my neck has been kind of stiff lately
Post #420 • December 2, 2004, 9:02 AM • 13 Comments
I resent the importation of "vernissage" into the language - it sounds like something you do with deer meat - but I digress before I start. Art Basel Miami Beach opened yesterday evening. Someone remarked rightly that it's a hair more conservative this year. I went around with no plan looking for things I liked, and found them in decent supply.
Tadashi Kawamata and a spectacular little Matisse at Annely Juda.
Tony Oursler at Bernier/Eliades.
Stephan Balkenhol at Johnen 38 Schöttle.
A handsome Joan Mitchell and a Matisse drawing at Barbara Mathes. I was especially excited to see the drawing - you can see the inspiration for the drawings appearing at the top of this web page.
Rodney Graham at Donald Young.
Susan Rothenberg at Sperone Westwater.
Gina Rorai at Artcore.
Neil Rock at Henry Urbach Architecture.
Jan van Cock at Campaña.
Big damn Susan Rothenberg at the entrance - didn't catch the gallery.
Schiele at Karsten Greve.
Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Lucian Freud at Aquarella. This ought to put to rest the question of whether he's declining in old age.
Beautiful photographs that I couldn't get decent shots of: a portrait of a female IDF soldier by Rineke Dijkstra at Sommer (I wonder what it's like running a contemporary gallery in Israel?), August Sander kickin' it at Kicken, a forest scene in Nara, Japan by Wim Wenders at James Cohan.
Off to see more...