At Art Basel Miami Beach, the Black-Friday-meets-spring-break of the art industry, COVID initially chilled the mood—but not sales, and certainly not the event’s sybaritic pursuits.
Alexandra Peers has written extensively on the art world, principally for The Wall Street Journal, but also New York magazine, CNN.com, and Vanity Fair.
The mega-rich, who come to Miami to collect art and party at Art Basel, are very much in attendance at this year’s fair—even if the Omicron variant has made people feel cautious.
As Art Basel Miami Beach kicks off, Abramovic talks about her friendship with Lady Gaga, ignoring the critics, and how her early art teachers thought she should be committed.
The star-studded auction of the Merce Cunningham-John Cage collection reveals a little-known chapter in art history—the pair’s relationship with Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. VIEW OUR GALLERY.
The Dutch master’s most famous painting is on display in the U.S. for the first time since World War II. Alexandra Peers on the portrait’s erotic secrets. VIEW OUR GALLERY.