THE [ART] FAIR-est ONE OF ALL
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“Mirror, mirror on the wall… who is the fairest one of all?” -- Snow White
An open letter to gallerists, art dealers and those otherwise attending to booths at Art Basel and its tremendous satellite fairs during Miami Art Week 2016:
We get the grueling schedules that you work perpetuated by rosé-induced hangovers and any and all else of Miami’s exuberant excesses -- after all, we live here. That being said, some of you could stand to look a bit more enthusiastic whilst selling your art. Au contraire mon frère, your espresso fueled attempts at remedying the situation also provided a slight sense of malaise. (But hey, we remember our first cortadito too.)
While there may be some truth to that, we kid, we kid. And hey, we’ll give it to you -- it’s easier to stare into your MacBook Pro in horror (or vapidly) than to reprimand your purported patrons as they come breathtaking millimeters away from damaging one of your pieces to snap the perfect selfie.
Los Bandidos took a street photography approach at getting candid snaps of the hardworking folks that made it all possible. It’s interesting to find more to art in life than that that may hang on a wall, but more of that which rests in a candid moment. In all seriousness, thanks to everyone for their dedication and to all the behind the scenes elements that made Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 and its fairs a blast, as always.