Art Basel, Art Miami, Pulse, Scope, Untitled and lots more - It's been an exciting week in Miami for Hang-Up!
Check out our interview below. We caught up with Ben & Carla!
Which fairs did you manage to get to?
Gallery Director Ben and The Connor Brothers Mike Snelle | Keith Haring, Scope Art Fair
KAWS | Art Basel
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Harland Miller | 'Armageddon' | Art Basel
Art Basel seems to be ‘the’ fair - What was the overall hype/event?
Ben: Art Basel has a real energy about it. It is a true collectors fair where you can see some of the best contemporary art from some of the best galleries in the world under one roof. It is a huge space with so much to see. It is the biggest fair that I have been to. To really do it justice you need a couple of days just for Art Basel. We were lucky enough to have been invited down for the opening by a client and collector from the UK who was very generous with his hospitality.
Carla: Art Basel was great. To be able to see the latest works by the world’s leading artists and galleries all under one roof was special. As Ben said, we managed to catch the first day preview event which was lucky. We also went back for a second feed as it’s so huge. Basel is indeed ‘the’ fair if you want to catch the sought after pieces.
Ben: Art Miami was a good fair for me. It seemed well run with some really good galleries showing. We were there to support The Connor Brothers who had a very successful sell out showing. There were lots of other strong booths all round at art Miami. It was nice to catch up with gallerists and to see a few Banksy paintings in the mix as well.
Carla: If you can’t get into Basel, you do Art Miami. Based in the super cool downtown suburb of Wynwood, it promises a real varied selection of works from Banksy, Haring and Damian Hirst originals, to new releases by up and coming artists. It has a nice feel about it - the lighting is softer than most fairs which means you can easily browse all day. The fair was really relevant to Hang-Up in terms of artists so we met a lot of new clients. The Connor Brothers were aso displaying at one of the fairs biggest and busiest stands so it was great to see them killing it in the US!
The Connor Brothers | Art Miami
Banksy Love Rat On Wood | Art Miami
Keith Haring | Art Miami
Monica Kim Garza | Untitled
Charming Baker Installation | Soho Beach House Miami
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Eat, sleep, art, repeat…How much does this resonate?
Let's break it down now..
Ben: Amazing art, a people watcher’s paradise, hot, glitzy and slightly mental (but in a good way)
Lauren Baker | Fucking Amazing Neon | Scope
More hype from Miami..
Miami Art Basel 2017 'I CAN FEEL' The artist Suzy Kellems Dominik creates a orgasmic vagina of a meter and a half of neon as a sculpture and light show. Will be in the lobby of the Nautilus hotel until December 10. . @suzykellemsdominik @artbasel #icanfeel #neonlights #flashinglights #artyfarty #suzykellemsdominik #miamiartbasel2017 #artbasel #sculptor #contemporaryartist #contemporaryart #art #designers #design #nautilus #abmb #magazinehorse
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'I Can Feel' by artist Suzy Kellems Dominik - A celebration of femininity and freedom!
A little #oasis at #scopemiamibeach: crawl inside #stefanooglianibadessi's golden inflated chamber, #cosmicegg, and #escape from #miamiartweek #madness. At #thedirectedartmodern @thedirectedartmodern @scopeartshow #miami #miamibeach #scopemiami #art #artbaselmiami
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Italian installation artist Stefano Ogliari Badessi's 'Cosmic Egg' getting a lot of attention at Scope!
Jeff Koons 'Picasso' | Art Basel
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Miami, it's been fun!
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