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Following Last Month’s ABMB, Wynwood Gains Even More Street Art Murals

Last month during Art Basel Miami Beach, the street art-filled Wynwood district was perhaps more saturated with muralists than its ever been, and the latest batch of new street art to grace the former industrial neighborhood’s warehouse walls is so plentiful as to provide the Miami New Times with sufficient material for a Top 10. (more…)

You Can Buy One of Mark Flood’s Miami Beach “LIKE” Signs Online

During Art Basel Miami Beach earlier this month, artist Mark Flood staged an impromptu exhibition in a hotel room at the Deauville, filling it with lace paintings and signs blaring the word “LIKE” in capital letters. Visitors were encouraged to take the signs as they pleased — some were signed by the artist, others were not — and leave them lying around fairs, parties, and hotels. Bummed you didn’t get your hands on one? Now you can! (more…)

MoMA PS1 and Volkswagen Plan a Geodesic Sandy Relief Dome in the Rockaways

MoMA PS1 raised more than $140,000 for the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts last week when it cancelled its annual Art Basel Miami Beach party in favor of hosting a fund-raiser at Miami’s Delano hotel. Now, the event’s co-sponsor, Volkswagen, has announced that it will donate the funds to build a geodesic dome similar to the Performance Dome currently housed in PS1’s courtyard (see above) to serve as a temporary cultural space in the Rockaways. (more…)

The Four Best Moments From Page Six’s Baffling Art Basel Miami Beach Coverage

Whether you like it or not, Art Basel Miami Beach has become a three-ring circus of parties, celebrities, and velvet ropes. Unsurprisingly, then, the gossip gurus over at the New York Post’s Page Six have proved particularly well-equipped to cover it. The rag has emerged as a fount for art gossip you’ll love to hate-read. Herewith, we count down the four best Page Six scoops in the last week. (Don’t worry, we won’t make this a habit.) (more…)

See Beyonce’s Five Favorite Artworks From Art Basel Miami Beach

Beyonce was on the scene last week at Art Basel Miami Beach fair, and though none of ARTINFO’s reporters ran into her, the R&B superstar was good enough to document her booth-hopping on her Tumblr. And that is how we are able to present you with these, Beyonce’s five favorite artworks from last week’s big fair, beginning with a Cubist-era Picasso nude (above). (more…)

Miami Itinerary, December 9: It’s Almost Over! Maybe You Should Look at Some Art Now

For those yet to be sated and not yet catching planes, the fairs will be in full-swing for the final day of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012… Until next year! (more…)

Deauville Hotel Yanks “F*ck the Pope” Boat From NADA’s Miami Pool Party

NADA’s Pool Party in Miami Beach inadvertently played host to the culture wars in miniature today. For part of the event’s programming, P. Scott Cunningham, the founder of the O, Miami Poetry Festival, was commissioned to create an installation with the help of artists Justin H. Long and Tim Stanley.

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Miami Itinerary, December 8: One Last Night of Partying Before Everybody Starts Packing

It pretty much all comes down to today: The ninth inning for wild, bass-thumping parties with A-Rod and Martha Stewart. Go get em! (more…)

In Retrospect: While Most of the Art World Partied in Miami, New York Kept Picking Up the Pieces

Join us every Saturday when, after five days of non-stop art parties, we look back on the week that was with bleary, bloodshot eyes, and try to conjure our favorite moments, in retrospect. (more…)

Artist Expulsed From Art Basel Miami Beach for Peaceful Anti-Homelessness Demonstration [UPDATEDx2]

I’ve been at Art Basel Miami Beach for two full days now, which is just about enough. Passing by Art Positions for a final go-round, I noticed an older African-American man in a ball cap, sitting by himself on the wavy green fake park installation, quietly reading a book. The area was packed, mainly with teenagers, but nobody seemed to be paying him much mind. He stood out mainly because he was sitting with three small cardboard signs that read, respectively, “Art Needs a Home,” “Homelessness Is a Condition Not a Disease,” and “Hungry Not Starving.” (more…)