MIAMI -- What's the difference between the art fairs of Miami Beach and Black Friday/Cyber Monday?
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network know that both are enormous shopping centers growing in size each year as new 'retailers' join the bandwagon. While 'Black Friday shoppers clamor for bargains at rockbottom prices, Art Basel patrons are also out to find a good deal (anyone else seen the gold rush Wednesday evening?), but heaven forbid anyone admit as much.
This year the largest of the fairs, Art Basel, features 267 galleries and over 500,000 square feet of exhibition space. Unlike smaller fairs such as Frieze or the like, it seems the theme here is contemporary art, and lots and lots of it, with no real cohesion.