Friday, December 7, 2012

Are you in Miami? Your virtual visit to Miami Basel

William Beckman, The Bull Series, #7, 2009
charcoal on paper, 90 x 151 inches

The art hordes have arrived in Miami to attend numerous art fairs that challenge those lacking robust art appetites.  Forum Gallery sent me this photograph of William Beckman's impressive charcoal drawing in their email announcement, which seems comical given the context.  I imagine the whole scene in Miami feels like raging bulls stampeding the pavilions, creating this enormous crowd press that is so unsuitable for enjoying art.   Give me a quiet museum or gallery exhibition any day.   

For those of you who are reading this blog anywhere other than Miami - count your blessings.  Here are a few websites that offer an insiders' view as you perch outside in comfort.

Links to pictures, blogs and videos: 

Video of Arne Glimcher, founder and chairman of Pace Gallery, talking about Rothko, Minimalism and Beyond.

Tour of the week for New York Arts Exchange: Matisse at the Met!
Join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 1 pm.
Tours a la carte: $60

So happy to be home -
Beth New York

aka Beth Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange

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