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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Recap :: Art Basel Miami 09

Van De Weghe Fine Art
Van de Weghe Fine Art (All Images © Jeff Newman/The Art Collectors)

Once again Art Basel descended on Miami beach, delivering  a massive spectacle of contemporary art. Though largely predictable, the fair didn’t disappoint in hosting a whose-who list of blue-chip galleries, showcasing works ranging from the most influential icons to the hottest stars of the moment.  Some heavyweight standouts included Van de Weghe Fine Art (Andy Warhol, Willem De Kooning, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Basquiat), Skarstedt Fine Art (Richard Prince, George Condo, Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, John Baldessari), Paul Kasmin (Kenny Scharf, Mark Ryden, Robert Indiana, Erik Parker, Walton Ford), Regen Projects (Lari Pittman, Raymond Pettibon, Lawrence Weiner), and Gagosian (Jeff Koons, Warhol, Richard Prince).

Finally, in what we now know to be their last hurrah, Deitch Projects was at the top of their game, doing what they do best – fusing the likes of Haring, Clemente and Schnabel together with some of the most respected younger talents, including Kehinde Wiley, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Ryan McGinness, Rosson Crow, Dzine and Kristin Baker. The booth’s best buy went to the lucky collector who reportedly snatched up an early Barry McGee installation of 99 painted bottles for the unbelievably low price of $100,000, (about $250 – 350,000 less than we’d assume).

Read on for 100+ images from the event.

(All Images © Jeff Newman/The Art Collectors)

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