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of other paintings, photographs and sculptures on display through Sunday.
New York's Chelsea gallery district hosts many of the 257 galleries participating in the main exhibitions that opened Thursday in the Miami Beach Convention Center, said Marc Spiegler, one of Art Basel's directors. The district was one of those areas hard hit when Superstorm Sandy blew in to the Northeast Replica Christian Louboutin Shoes
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Some of the Chelsea galleries reported just minor water damage, while others lost everything they'd in storage, Spiegler said. Still, none skipped the fourday fair.
"Our fear was, not so much that we would have an empty booth, because that's something we can deal with, but just that the implication is if you didn't do Art Basel, it might be because you were going out of business," Spiegler said. "Obviously, that Buy Vibram Shoes Australia
is what we were really afraid of: that (Sandy) would put people bankrupt, which so far it hasn't."
In conjunction with Art Basel, about two dozen other fairs also opened across Miami on Thursday with gimmicks that organizers hope will attract collectors, critics, charitable donors and partygoers. A Bugatti has become a drivable painting, a menacing dog Fake Christian Louboutin Uk
looms over a South Beach hotel and a scattering of Steinway pianos have been transformed by groups of artists for popup concerts.
The Miami art season has developed into a seeandbeseen event as luxury brands and celebrities have sponsored or been featured in an increasing number of independent fairs and exhibitions.
Not every the stars want to be treated as such, though. "Artist! Artist not a celebrity!" Julian Lennon playfully yelled at a friend who had referred to the musician and photographer as "a unique celebrity."
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"It's basically about having that moment in time where you can reflect, you can consider life, think of the past and offer and future. It's that moment in time when you have a bit of peace," Lennon said concerning the photographs he shot while traveling between music and charity projects.
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scene. "You get every kind of character and every type of style," he said. "I just hope that doesn't detract from the actual work of the artists who've come here."
From the velvet ropes and celebrity glare, many public art installations offer culture for free.
Street artists, including Shepard Fairey, have painted colorful new works to the exteriors of the warehouses from the Wynwood district. Red, blue and green resin alligators crawl in the yellow facade Cheap Ugg Boots Canada Online
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