January 31, 2010
ON THE LOWER FREQUENCIES OF ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH– with guest stars Sylvester Stallone and Shephard Fairey!
In December, I returned to Miami to cover Art Basel Miami Beach for the San Francisco Bay Guardian and to check out the mammoth art fair’s effects on my hometown. Miami, still the poorest city in the nation and now chock full of half-empty condos, has sought to reinvent itself by linking itself to the art world and to art world money the last few years. But can art really save Miami? This was the pitch more or less, but readers of my book and zine can guess what I think. Or read the story here!
The story was quite long and ran over two weeks in the paper.