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Art Basel
10:00 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Art Basel: Sending Picasso Packing

Pablo Picasso's 1953 painting, 'Femme Assise,' on display at Art Basel in the Landau Fine Arts Gallery.
Credit Christine DiMattei /WLRN

Botero, Matisse, Picasso and countless others have their boarding passes and are ready to go.

Just minutes after Art Basel closed down Sunday night, the business of packing up the artwork for transport begins.

"It's a very delicate operation," says Robert Landau of Landau Fine Arts.

"Everything gets packed up by our own staff. And we load them on our dedicated truck and it leaves here before midnight [on Sunday]," says Landau.

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Arts
8:41 am
Mon December 10, 2012

The Art Basels They Remember (And The Therapy They'll Probably Need)

LEAVING ART BASEL: Some ran screaming

The assorted farewells to Art Basel in the national press this morning leave a variety of impressions, not all of them positive, of Miami's big festival of art, celebrity and wealth.

Let's start with the Wall Street Journal, which left regretting its descent into the classic loop of insanity -- doing the same thing and hoping for different results:

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Art Basel
7:00 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Art You Can Walk On: Remnants Of Art Basel Line Wynwood Sidewalks

Daniel Rivero WLRN

This is for all the times that you wanted to step on a piece of art.

During Art Basel week, Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood becomes a virtual factory of street art. And by street, we mean "on the ground."

This ground work is usually passed by without a second glance in this part of town. Most of the work is done with stencils  and the same images and phrases can be found lining the area's streets, even in other parts of the city.

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Art Basel
2:30 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

How to See Art, Football And Still Get To Eat During Art Basel

Credit Sidious Sid/ Flickr

Last week, we gave you Trina Sargalski's tips on the pop-up food venues that will disappear with the end of Art Basel. Today is the last day for those places.

But it's not just the last day of Art Basel. It's Sunday. In December.  And if you're trying to figure out how to juggle art, football and a reasonable blood sugar level , here are few places that may satisfy all three, in close proximity to the various fairs. 

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Art Basel
2:25 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Alligators, Combs And Rabbits: Photos Of Art Basel

waltercolor/ Flickr

Some Art Basel-ers have been pretty shutter happy this week. 

Looking around the Creative Commons content on Flickr from Art Basel 2012, there are quite a few beautiful photos of the galleries and events, as well as views of the city from this week's goings-on. 

Here a slideshow of some of the photos that caught my eye.

Art Basel
2:15 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

In Miami Soil, Art Basel Grew Away From Art

'HORRENDOUS': Miami's bad traffic may be a barrier to Art Basel''s future growth.
Credit Robert Morillo

Forbes Magazine is bringing its curtain down on Art Basel with a searching examination of the art fair's founding idea versus its current evolution.

Forbes writer Tamara Warren concludes that our Art Basel -- though conceived as a New World counterpart to the refined Art Basel of Switzerland -- has become an art industry event rather than a real celebration of art. Not that there's anything wrong with that, she says: it just developed to reflect its Miami surroundings.

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Art Basel
1:45 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Geter, The Art Gallery Greeter

Angela Geter.
Credit Christine DiMattei /WLRN

"Good afternoon! Welcome! Hi, good afternoon! Do you have a floor plan? Okay! Enjoy!"

 

We asked Art Basel Miami greeter Angela Geter, (that's right -- she's Geter The Greeter) what it takes to excel at her role.

"A great smile and a great personality," says Geter.

And that's it?

"That's it!" she replies with a thousand-watt smile.

Geter is a greeter inside the main entrance to the Miami Beach Convention Center. 

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Art Basel
1:19 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Pricing A Warhol At Art Basel? It's $3.8 Million

SOLD AT ART BASEL: Manhattan gallery owner Christophe Van de Weghe got $3.8 million for this 'Statue of Liberty' by Andy Warhol
Credit Christine DiMattei

"No disappointment. We've had a very successful fair."

For New York gallerist Christophe Van de Weghe, the highlight of this year's Art Basel was the sale of an Andy Warhol painting of the Statue of Liberty.

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Art Basel
1:10 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

The Basel Art Gallery 2.0

@brettru55ell

We can try, but with all of the satellite fair and events going on out there, frankly, I doubt anyone was able to see or do absolutely everything they set out to in the spirit of Art Basel. Enter the Twitterverse Gallery. Above, we've collected some photos of favorite art pieces from all over Miami from users that didn't forget this week was actually dedicated to art, not to be confused (but heavily so) with partying. Enjoy!

Art Basel
12:20 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Basel One-Liners: It's Not A Spice Convention

Credit waltercolor /Flickr

We're scouring Twitter for some brief, but opinionated, feeds on what people think about Art Basel. Here are some gems we've found:

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Art Basel
12:03 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

VIDEO: Scenes From Art Basel 2012

Art Basel 2012.
Credit waltercolor /Flickr

Here is a compilation of some different videos from Art Basel 2012 in Miami. Each video tours some galleries you may have missed and some videos even feature interviews with the artists.

Check it out below!

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Art Basel
11:54 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Basel One-Liners: The People-Watching

Hot pants.
@JessieMeszaros8

As much as watching already dried paint on a wall could be fun, I think we can agree that people-watching could have a tendency to top that. Here are some highlights from Art Baselers that hold some artistic merit. Or are just downright hilarious. Either way, happy watching!

 

Art Basel
11:25 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Photo Contest: What They Saw At Art Basel

Somewhere in the Design District. As with many of these shots, we don't have a lot of information (yet) about the image.
Jennifer Kay

Time for your midday check-in with the WLRN Art Basel photo contest.

We're looking for shots and scenes that could only be Miami during Art Basel. Tweet yours to @WLRN #BaselPic by 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Here are a few that have already caught our eye.

Art Basel
10:10 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Art Basel Takeaway: It Was Art Over Glitter

BASELING IN WYNWOOD: Gritty Miami neighborhood was transformed by art and Tony Goldman.
Credit Aubrey Swanson on Twitter

We're taking a look this morning at the parting shots of the world's journalists as Art Basel reaches its opulent and glittery conclusion in Miami.

It was great, most of them say: Bigger and more lucrative than ever and ultimately a testament to the supremacy of art over glitter.

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Art Basel
8:30 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Tiled 'Space Invaders' Part Of Miami Scene

Space Invader: Street artist Invader's tiled riff on a very old video game. At the Pulse Art Fair.
Credit Arianna Protheero

The street artist Invader first landed in Miami in 2010 and returned in August of this year. You may recognize some of his tiled space invaders that have popped up across the city (like on the side of the new Miami Children's Museum).

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