abmb apparently stomping all over the rest of the art world
Post #494 • March 17, 2005, 5:08 PM • 14 Comments
"Everyone knows they didn't finalize their V.I.P. schedule until the last minute," said someone - after a few cocktails - who worked for the Armory Art Fair, at the end of last week's hard-drinking, flesh-pressing art marathon. "The reason everyone loves Miami is they have such good parties. This was such a ramshackle operation. The opening-night MoMA preview was a total bust. In Miami, they sold out opening night. But here, in the epicenter of the art world? Uh-uh. In Miami, it's a feeding frenzy."
Via Artnet news - the Seattle International Art Fair, slated for April, has been cancelled by its organizers, who had this to say: "While the support from Seattle Center, The City of Seattle, Governors [sic] Office and Seattle Tacoma area museums were [sic] high, the local galleries albeit [sic] a few failed to support the fair." An unnamed person quoted on their website added:
It is a shame to say that other gallerists were correct in their assumptions about Seattle and that regional collectors will have to continue their migration to New York, Miami and Europe to make purchases of what would have been available in their home town.
Caryn Coleman at art.blogging.la:
In case you live in an artworld whole, the Armory is this week. I'm not going to write much about it because, heck, I'm not there. I chose to stay in the warm weather and miss out of seeing what I mostly saw in Miami last December.
While a certain amount of soul-searching regarding Art Basel Miami Beach is appropriate, its impact has become indisputable.