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.”
I didn’t take this photo. But it does give some sense of scale.Big 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?“Your 15 Minutes of FA Are About to Expire.”Sweet paintings on paper by our friend Sharon Louden at Patrick HeideI always love a William Powhida, especially in person… at Gallery Poulsen from DenmarkThis piece is the opposite of a bunch of other works at Basel! Epoxy resin on wood by Markus Linnebrink. It boasted a red dot.Fun paintings by Jim Rieck at Lyons Wier Gallery, NYJim Rieck, former BaltimoreanChristian Maychack at Gregory Lind Gallery. More epoxy resin on wood.I didn’t realize this whole interactive side area was sponsored by Target. Suddenly it became very obvious, though.Tubes and skinny things. It all moves.Kinetic Gnome sculpture that moves the same as you do.Giant boom box! by Target.Lips and giant plug. From the boom box. Duh.Bad money art. Year Zero by Mark Wagner at Pavel Zoubok GalleryGorgeous gold glitter! It wants to be a Warhol. I’m liking it.The bar at Pulse was well stocked. Stewart made me pose for this photo.