Art Basel: Large work. High prices. Improved layout. Art Nova and Art Positions came into their own. Swarms of high-end buyers and, notably, museum types.
Design Miami: Smart move to South Beach. Needs critical mass.
Art Miami: Comeback story. Medal for Most Improved Fair of the Year. Nice video section.
Pulse: From strength to strength. Photography! Ice Palace still the nicest place to hang out.
Nada: Great vibe. More serious. This year, they sold work.
Seven: Admired newcomer. Innovative team salon approach seems to be working. Likely to be imitated.
Scope/Art Asia: Art Asia growing fast. Scope super international. How soon will Art Asia devour Scope?
Fountain: Cool. Political. Performance! Charged one and all for entry. Really?
Red Dot: Weak.
Also-rans (Aqua, Ink, Pool, Verge, Zoom, Sculpt, Zones): On the whole, expectations appeared to be met.
The Private Collections: Wonderful as ever. Margulies, Rubell, CIFO flexed muscle. De La Cruz acquired bells and whistles.
In the Museums: Isaac Julian’s “Ten Thousand Waves” at Bass Museum shocked and awed.
Work Most Frequently Spotted in Gallery Booths: Massimo Vitali.
What were your impressions?