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Bringing the Fun: Outdoor Sculpture from Art Basel

Pulse Miami Beach in photos by Cara Ober and Stewart Watson

We’ll let you guess which ones were hits and misses.

“Founded in 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is an established part of the annual art calendar with editions in New York and Miami Beach. The fair is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. PULSE offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today. PULSE Miami Beach welcomes galleries from three continents, with over 85% presenting three artists or fewer.”

PULSE-Miami-Beach-2015-652x292I didn’t take this photo. But it does give some sense of scale.IMG_5356Big tent on the beach! Big booths! Why does it look different from Untitled? Is it the lighting?? The floor? It had a completely different (less good) feel. Why?12307329_10207655699340858_5009940160951529140_o“Your 15 Minutes of FA Are About to Expire.”IMG_5524Sweet paintings on paper by our friend Sharon Louden at Patrick HeideIMG_5347I always love a William Powhida, especially in person… at Gallery Poulsen from DenmarkIMG_5349This piece is the opposite of a bunch of other works at Basel! Epoxy resin on wood by Markus Linnebrink. It boasted a red dot.IMG_5351Fun paintings by Jim Rieck at Lyons Wier Gallery, NYIMG_5352Jim Rieck, former BaltimoreanIMG_5354Christian Maychack at Gregory Lind Gallery. More epoxy resin on wood.IMG_5357I didn’t realize this whole interactive side area was sponsored by Target. Suddenly it became very obvious, though.IMG_5358Tubes and skinny things. It all moves.IMG_5359IMG_5360Kinetic Gnome sculpture that moves the same as you do.IMG_5361Giant boom box! by Target.IMG_5362Lips and giant plug. From the boom box. Duh.IMG_5363Bad money art. Year Zero by Mark Wagner at Pavel Zoubok GalleryIMG_5365Gorgeous gold glitter! It wants to be a Warhol. I’m liking it.12314228_10207655687380559_6260713966233652415_oThe bar at Pulse was well stocked. Stewart made me pose for this photo.

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