Saturday, December 21, 2013

(a few) dates of christmas: art basel

two saturdays ago mark and i were up early and off to miami for art basel 2013.  the way we did things last year kind of wore us out, so we decided to spend most of our day at the convention center for the main showcase this time-- after grits and bloody marys at yardbird, of course.  it's things like this (and direct international flights!) that remind me how special our proximity to miami is.  people traveled from all over the world for basel, and we just sped down i-95.  as long as we live in south florida, art basel will always be a standing date of christmas.  i never wound up pulling my camera from my bag, but i did snap a few photos with my phone while we were there.  forever obsessed with that period, i of course gravitated to the basquiats, harings, and warhols, and a favorite memory from the day will certainly be realizing that mark was thoughtfully studying a basquiat shoulder to shoulder with serena williams at one point.  i'll let you guess which of the two was more likely to purchase it.  :)  things didn't seem to be quite as bright and flashy this year as last, but they were certainly lovely and we spent a nice couple of hours slowly walking through the huge exhibition together. 

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