Our team is back in the office and the photos are coming in from all the fun gallery walks, parties and experiences at Miami Art Basel. There were so many highlights worth revisiting, so we thought we’d share some of our team’s top Basel moments.
And we promise, the headline is the last time we’re going to mention the banana.
“The art moment I’m still thinking about from Miami Art Basel is the pair of mechanical snails by Urs Fischer. They’re bigger than real snails but they move and trail a slime behind them that will make you do a double-take. Shout-out to the snail-minder who when I asked him why snails replied: ‘Well, it made you stop and reflect for a while, didn’t it?’ Touché, sir.”
– Jen White, VP of Marketing
“For me, the star of the show was the enormous David Bowie bust. I have always been a David Bowie fan, even since I was a kid and I first saw the movie “Labyrinth”. The scale of this piece was so large and the detail was incredible — you could even see sweat glands and pores in the sculpture. It seemed that at this year’s Art Basel there was an overall trend towards hyperrealism, whether in paintings or sculpture. So large scale and detailed, you could even seen sweat glands and pores. It impressed me as a Bowie fan and a fan of incredible craftsmanship.”
– Angela Delaney, VP of Sales
“It’s hard to pick an art favorite, so I’ll just say that my favorite event of the week was the Cuban-themed party we threw with our friends at RH Contract. It was a blast getting to talk art and reconnect with colleagues from around the country over delicious mojitos. I get a kick of seeing everyone’s photos from the evening across social media. We know a bunch of folks who know how to have a good time!”
– John Barry, Principal
While in Miami we did a lot of posting to Instagram in both our feed and in our Stories. Afraid you missed something? Go back and check them out in our Highlights section. Otherwise, here are some of our favorite photos from our whirlwind week in Miami.