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Art Basel 2016: Art Miami

Art Basel was incredible this year. I made it to Context, Art Miami (where all the photos above were taken), the Convention Center, as well as many events throughout the week in Wynwood, South Beach, and Downtown. At Art Miami of course I spotted Dalí (my all time favorite) from a mile away. There was also work by Andy Warhol, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robert Mapplethorpe, but one of my favorite pieces was by Sherry Wolf, an artist I was unaware of until now. Her works are large paintings. There are two above, the girl with bubble gum, and the girl in the black painting with a headband on. Perhaps I’m drawn to them because of their relation to fashion. Another impressing piece was the photo realist painting on a very large canvas of a young girl in a black jacket. My friend and I noted the theme of photo realism (there was a significant amount), and how the fine art world follows trends, much like the fashion industry does. Which is your favorite piece?

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