By far the strongest collection of works I saw in Miami in my 4 days during Art Basel, was a show curated by art giants Larry Gagosian & Jeffrey Deitch titled UNREALISM. Actually its possibly the strongest figurative collection I’ve ever seen.
Below is just a few of the works I loved, assembled on 4 massive floors of The Moore Building.
Below those are a couple of works from the same night but at the Rubell Collection, at their amazing NO MAN'S LAND, a retrospective on women artists. Maybe its my wife Wini’s influence, or I’m getting in touch my feminine side this late in life but this year I liked more works by women than ever before.
Jamian Juliano-Villani, "The Entertainer" 48” x 40” Acrylic on canvas 2015
David Salle (massive painting- apologies for no more info)
Duane Hanson "Grandma" (1970’s life size sculpture- apologies for no more info)
Lee Quinones (mixed media - apologies for no more info)
Lisa Yuskavage “No Man’s Land” 77” x 70” Oil on linen. 2012
Dan Colen (Painting - apologies for no more info)
Richard Phillips “Psych Nude” Oil and wax emulsion on linen
Meleko Mokgosi “Terra peicolosa III” Charcoal on paper 72” x 58” 2015
These next four are from NO MAN'S LAND at the Rubell Collection.
Deborah Kass “Gold Barbra" Acrylic & screen print on canvas 50” x 40” 1992
Kaari Upson “Untitled” Charcoal & wax 23” x 96” x 95” 2009
Miriam Cahn ‘’Versehrt” oil on canvas 63” x 34” 1998
Last but not least, my friend Brian crouched behind his sisters body mold piece.
Janine Antoni “Eureka” Bathtub & lard, life-size 2015 (originally done in 1993)