May 2013: Cover Story.
I’ve taken issue with the art-party model in the past. Whether it’s Art Basel Miami Beach or Snap! Orlando, the idea of scores of artworks packed into multiple venues and crowded by hundreds of partying art-lovers – who, as is normal at a fabulous social event, are paying more attention to each other than the work on the walls – seems fun, sure, but less than optimal for appreciating the art. I guess 2013 is my lucky year. This year’s model, slimmed down to its essentials and packed into four days, looks like the perfect balance of partying and connoisseurship..… read more