Monday, December 14, 2009

Art Basel: Report 6

Sunday was the last day of Art Basel and me and Alex decided to hit up some of the art fairs since we hadn't gone yet. The first place we went was to this random hotel on 14th and Collins to see some of Yonehara Yasumasa photo's. At first i was like why the hell would in be in this hotel, but once i went in one of the rooms it totally made sense. The hotel room looked like the rooms were he photographs the girls. His photo's were mounted all over the room. As i went to take a photograph i heard a shuffle in the Kitchen and out of no where Yone pop out. I was like "Oh Snap" in my mind. I say that a lot in my head.I also noticed his white and orange Polaroid camera on a coffee table that i've seen in numerous interviews with him. Super shy guy. I find that funny. But then again he is Japanese. After our run in with Yone we headed over to STAGES in downtown. This show was put on by the Lance Armstrong foundation and many of the artist in the show have somehow been effected by this fatal disease. Afterward we went to Wynwood to hit up Scope and Art Asia hitting up some small shows along the way. This year Art Asia was twice a big and better then last year. All in all i had an awesome time at Art Basel this year. Can't wait till next year. Special thanks to everyone that contributed to the good times.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Art Basel: Report 5

Saturday was a fun day with Alex. We hit up some good galleries during the day. First stop was the Blue Print show at the Art Center on Lincoln road. I couldn't go to the opening reception on Wednesday because i had to work. Gay. The curator there was super wack and wouldn't late me take photo's so i only got to take a few photos before he stopped me. He's was just made he had to work during Basel and couldn't see shit! Hahaha. Afterwards we went to the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin . They had some awesome works on display. As soon as i walked in they had a whole collection of Takashi Murakami prints on display. Fresh stuff. One of the reasons i wanted to hit up this gallery was because of the Tank chairs Pharrell designed for the gallery. Fresh ass chairs with tank like legs. The black one was the fresh because the seat was Cult hair. Super soft. They also had this fresh Kaws statue on display. Next stop was the "It Ain't Fair" show at the O.H.W.O.W. gallery. The artists on display were bananas, Jose Parla , KAWS , David Lynch , Barry McGee the list just goes on. After O.H.W.O.W. me and Alex meet up with the crew and headed back to Fountain again since the pass we got was for all weekend. I was an alright show overall. I defiantly think the show Vanguard put on last year was better. Later in the night we went to the Converse party but the line to get in was ridiculous and we ended up going back to MAX FISH. It wasn't as good as Friday night thought. Maybe it's because i knew a lot of people the previous night. I did run into Mr. Rosario thought. Always good seeing him. Funny guy. After MAX FISH we hit up Dennys to grab something t eat and called it a night. Oh yea Hobastank burrito. FAIL.

Currently listening to "Pursuit of Happiness" by Kid Cudi