Are you all Basel-out? I’m exhausted. After viewing thousands of unbelievable works of art, walking for miles to see everything, finding parking spaces (I was super lucky with parking), and just trying to get to everything taking place during the first week of December 2014 which as you all know is impossible, it’s finally finished… until next year. Rest up folks and check out just a few photographic highlights.
First photo is of Norman Braman who answered numerous from the press at the media opening of Art Basel 2014 in the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Another event…another evening of driving dilemmas. At 7:30 p.m. on a full moonlit Friday night, we headed south on Biscayne Blvd. Congestion was heavy. The usual 7 minute drive from NE Miami to Downtown was taking 50 minutes. A helicopter was constantly circling the Design/Wynwood neighborhood right above us. We found out later that Miami joined in the national series of protests against police brutality and we were in the midst of everything. Good, I like being in the midst.
Art Basel ‘week’ in Miami Beach/Miami is truly one of those surprisingly spectacular events that (fortunately for those amongst us who can’t live without all of the facets created by any artistic evolution), rooted itself into this sunny, bizarre, outrageous part of the planet back in 2002. I’ve been fortunate enough to have covered the show since its inception back when Samuel Keller was Director. I seriously still own about 250 pounds of yearly catalogues to prove it.
Henry Perez is a talented photographer who has been visually covering the arts and entertainment scene in Florida for a number of years. After being in the corporate world for over 3 decades, Cuban born Henry volunteered to take pictures for MiamiArtZine, an online publication that focuses on artistic events, and then as they say…’the rest is history’. Photography became his full time job and his freelance passion.