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Why I went to Art Miami and Palm Beach 3 and didn't review either one of them

Post #756 • March 20, 2006, 7:10 AM • 11 Comments

An art writer has no more to do at an art fair than a food writer has to do at a supermarket.



Green Grocer

March 20, 2006, 7:48 AM

Thumping the Melons is kinda fun.

The only reason a food critic would go to a supermarket would be to see what is available to chef. In other words don't order Sushi in Kansas.



March 20, 2006, 7:49 AM

huh? So pieces of art are like the ingredients of food? Does that mean that a finished meal is like . . . the Rubellcollection? A show at a museum? I'm not sure about this analogy. It sounds like the 'writing about music is like dancing about architecture' bit, about the biggest piece of clever-sounding hogwash ever.

No good art is one thing, but what you seem to be saying is that individual pieces of good art are not worth singling out?



March 20, 2006, 8:42 AM

Both address matters of taste. So, the comparison is apt to talk about a bunch of things other than taste. To start, condiments and pigments…


redneck railroad

March 20, 2006, 8:55 AM

did you attend ArteAmericas? I don't think it was mentioned anywhere.a few of the local galleries were there.



March 20, 2006, 9:10 AM

I say all around Publix wins . (I'm also
a huge fan of their store brand
packaging - great designs all over)

Wild Oats (the beach location) literally
and figuratively STINKS.

I hear the Fresh Market in Coconut
Grove is very nice - I'll have to check
it out....


Green Grocer

March 20, 2006, 9:25 AM


Nothing beats Whole Foods.
I wish I could afford to go.



March 20, 2006, 10:11 AM

Art fairs should really be covered by social scientists, psychologists and anthropologists, not to mention economists.


Harlan Erskine

March 20, 2006, 12:07 PM

why don't you just review the concession stands at the fairs? I though Basel's food court was good but way over priced. Palm beach had a Champagne cart which was nice.



March 20, 2006, 1:49 PM

So you bought some stuff there then?



March 20, 2006, 3:42 PM

Hi Franklin,

but couldn't you instead review some artists and their work you like instead ? Or artists and their works you hate ? I would really like to read on that, and some interesting discussions could pop up too.

Best regards, Hans



March 20, 2006, 3:48 PM

Not this time, Hans. But next time, I'm going to pick out five artists I like at each fair and link to their galleries. Like when you go to the grocery store and pick up a few things for dinner.



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