Wednesday, December 10, 2008

ITS BEEN WAY TOO LONG... ART BASEL

So at Art Basel this past week, a great friend of mine - gave me sh&*t over not updating this blog and he's right. Honestly I thought that I wasn't getting any traffic, but I now realize that I was wrong... it will be real fast and probably a little weird - because I am actually out the door to Santa Cruz for a two person show at Cardboard Spaceship (opens Friday) and a family visit to Albuquerque - Kathie and I have been really traveling a lot this year... anyway...

Last Wednesday Kathie and I went to ART BASEL in Miami... We were both showing at Francesco LoCastro & Gen Art's VANGAURD Arts Fair (The first art fair and first year in this form to specifically represent what is happening in the "Low Brow" and or Pop Surrealism genre of contemporary art during Basel.)... At the fair, we had work at Mark Murphy's Know Show Exhibition as well as Yves Laroche Galerie's (Montreal) space... the most we have had at this event yet.

We usually stay in a hotel, but this year we thought we could condo it... and we did - Funny enough we rented a condo with Sas and Colin Christian, Mark Murphy and Chris Ryniak... It was a lot of fun - a lot of laughs...

Here's a small peak into our Art Basel experience this year...


(Vangaurd Art Fair) Colin's piece was amazing - the largest piece yet...


(Vangaurd Art Fair)


(Vangaurd Art Fair)



Kaiju show at The Art Center (Glenn Barr piece)


Kaiju show at The Art Center


Kaiju show at The Art Center


Kaiju show at The Art Center


Kaiju show at The Art Center (uh yeah...)


(Aqua Arts Fair) Colin and Sas purchased the piece - it was really quite amazing...

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Gary Baseman's piece...


(Vangaurd Art Fair) Sas detail...


(Vangaurd Art Fair) AJ Fosik...


(Vangaurd Art Fair) Martin Witfooth... (Yves Laroche Galerie)


(Vangaurd Art Fair) Turf One (Yves Laroche Galerie)

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Kathie, Sas and Kathie


(Vangaurd Art Fair) Yves Laroche Galerie


(Vangaurd Art Fair) Mark, Sas, Colin, Chris and Jean (Turf One)


(Vangaurd Art Fair) Chris (Demon Eyes) and Turf One

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Synchronized Swimming and Gin at the party...


This was in our condo we rented... Such a strange combo - What does he do with that flag when were sleeping...



Breakfast at our favorite dig The Van Dyke - we almost ate every meal there - a few minutes before the Yves Laroche crew showed up...

Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson's custom bikes - they designed all of the graphics on them just for the event as part of an art project... that escapes me for some reason...

We just showed up at the condo - it was something out of Miami Vise and Michael Jackson's Captain Eo...

AJ Fosik's piece for the Scion party... I love this piece...

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Turf One (Yve's Laroche Galerie)


Somehow the clown always ended up in Mark's bed...

Sas' work (Vangaurd Art Fair)


AJ Fosiks piece for Vangaurd...

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Yves' Laroche Galerie


(Vangaurd Art Fair) ... There are no words to describe this shot... Chris, Martin and ...